Entura shares floodplain management insights at national conference

June 24, 2021

Entura’s Graduate Hydrologist Ashiq Rasheed presented at the 2021 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference, which was conducted as a virtual conference in June.

The conference brought together a range of stakeholders from across Australia to explore the theme of ‘Essential Knowledge for a Flood Resilient Future’. Discussions and presentations focused on the latest developments and achievements in flood and emergency management to assist in identifying, planning for and managing flood risks, as well as building disaster-resilient communities.

Ashiq was invited to present at the conference on behalf of Entura, producing two informative posters on flood forecasting studies that Entura has conducted on the extensive water assets of Hydro Tasmania. His first poster discussed the hydraulic and hydrologic modelling processes used for dam-break consequence assessments of the dams in the lower Derwent scheme. His second presentation covered the flood forecasting component of Hydro Tasmania’s large dams portfolio, as part of Hydro Tasmania’s broader Dam Safety Emergency Plan (DSEP).

View them both below. 


“The posters we presented explored the hydrology and hydraulic modelling of an important, extensive cascade of Hydro Tasmania dams,” said Ashiq.

“This is technically intense work on an extremely large scale, so we have experience and knowledge worth sharing.”

Other guest speakers explored flood-related environmental impacts, social and cultural aspects, flood policy and more.

“It was exciting to see the flood management community around Australia coming together to share ideas, learn from each other, and discuss ways to improve sustainability, community safety and resilience,” Ashiq said.

“Being involved in this conference was a valuable opportunity to make the wider community aware of the excellent work Entura does and why our specialists are thought leaders in floodplain management and champions for flood resilience.”

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