Community of Practice on Integrated Flood Risk Management

Posted on 11 December 2014


In 2014, the International Water Centre, Brisbane initiated a Community of Practice on Integrated Flood Risk Management after a number of extreme events in 2010-2011 and 2013. These events resulted in a focus for government agencies and communities to seek solutions providing long term benefits and enhanced community resilience for future extreme events.

The Community of Practice brings together professionals to share their knowledge and expertise through seminars and workshops, to try and tackle some of the most pressing issues in contemporary flood risk management in Queensland.

In 2014 the NL-Queensland PIB partners were proud to sponsor four seminars which provided an opportunity to for Dutch and Queensland experts to come together to share experiences and knowledge.

Well-attended seminars were held on levee management, the astute use of flood information, dealing with hydrological uncertainty, and a workshop held on breaching the barriers to effective Flood Risk Management.

Water management professionals from the Netherlands and Queensland are invited to share their knowledge and expertise in integrated flood risk management (IFRM) through this Community of Practice (CoP). The NL-Queensland PIB partners will sponsor another four seminars in 2015 to further strengthen our knowledge collaboration.

For further information on the community of practice please contact Alex Minett ( and see the website for presentations and materials.

Picture above: Ellen Tromp from Deltares giving a presentation on ‘Levees in a changing environment’

Project location

Project partners

  • Deltares
  • Fugro Water Services
  • HydroLogic B.V.
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • WaterQ B.V.
  • Witteveen+Bos