- Better warning systems and engineers
- Build out of flood plains
- Competent Engineers
- Resilient Homes
- False flood evacuations
- Evacuate to the moon
- Everybody drink more water
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Better planning and development controls – legally enforced Don’t permit development on flood plains.
Coordinate flood planning at state level. Stricter building controls. Early warning systems.
Retro-fitting design and planning practices to work with what we have.
- Permeable pavements – Water/rain into table water – Re-organize urban planning
Post flood relief worked best in highly organised, connected and skilled communities – as was the case for the highly effective Graceville Community Relief group. Massive post-disaster relief should not rely on ad hoc community responses but instead be able … Continue reading
Move all land fill and land reclamation from our flood plains. Land filled by reclamation, dumps, storing of soils, rubble and recycled materials etc, in flood plains, increases future flood levels. It increases flood frequency, speeds up water flow and … Continue reading
On the advice of the Bureau of Meteorology, during a La Nina phase, cap Wivenhoe at 75%. Again on the Bureau’s advice, with an approaching El Nino, increase water storage to 90%. If El Nino comes faster than expected so … Continue reading
The land has a memory; dormant creek beds are revived as the ground reaches saturation point and stormwater runoff begins its journey to the river. An apartment or office block is not an obstacle for nature. The consequences of building … Continue reading
Brisbane River is the major element which has shaped Brisbane city. All the residential blocks, including houses and units with the river view, have always been the most desirable living places in this beautiful city. But the recent flooding in … Continue reading