Understanding floods

Read why the report was prepared.
Read about the Working Group and a Review Group vital to this report.

Read about flooding in Australia and what can be done to reduce the risk.
Read a detailed description.
Read about rainfall, catchments and river characteristics.
Find out about the social, financial and environmental impacts of floods.
Read about weather, seasonal, river level and flood extent forecasting.
Improving our warning systems could reduce losses from floods.
What is the probability of experiencing a given size flood once or more in a lifetime?
Find out about floodplain management and flood modification measures that help to reduce risk.
Read about climate change and what can be done to mitigate the impacts of flooding.
Test your knowledge.
See the summary of key flood terms and definitions.
Some helpful resources on how to prepare and plan for floods.
See the list for more information.