Floodplain Management is a dynamic set of actions and strategies which lessen flood risk as well as restore, improve and maintain the natural functions and resources of floodplains.
Floodplain Manager is a publication produced by Steven Molino, a director of Molino Stewart, which promotes the development of ideas and tools for efficient flood management programs in Australia and throughout the world. It began it’s life way back in 2005 as a private newsletter distributed to a select no of Australian Floodplain Managers, and is now for the first time ever available publicly on a blog via the Molino Stewart website.
Now in it’s 14th year of publication, Floodplain Management is a leading voice in progressing flood safety and the development of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable floodplains. The primary objective of this newsletter is to enhance flood safety and at the same time to maximize floodplain resources using collaboration, effective education, and policy. It also seeks to promote leadership and understanding in floodplain management as well as strong connections with other professionals all over the world.
The publications founder and Editor Steven Molino is considered a world authority on Floodplain Management and natural Disaster planning and response. Floodplain Manager he comments on structural and non-structural flood risk reduction techniques, and shares thoughts on the social, environmental as well as economic benefits of better flood plain management practices.
The Floodplain Management newsletter was created after attending various forums. According to Steve Molino, the founder & current editor of Floodplain Manager, “After attending several conferences, I was surprised at how little floodplain management professionals from around Australia knew about what was happening outside of their State, let alone around the world. There was also evidence that scarce funding for flood mitigation initiatives was being used to develop innovative flood mitigation ideas in one state when the same or similar innovations had already been developed and tested elsewhere”.
“There was also evidence that scarce funding for flood mitigation initiatives was being used to develop innovative flood mitigation ideas in one state when the same or similar innovations had already been developed and tested elsewhere.”
Steven Molino is a leading voice in the industry who calls for Floodplain Management to be done in a pro-active way, not just in response to flood events, with a critical goal of encouraging the application of useful floodplain management ideas and methods through learning, outreach as well as training.
Steven Molino calls for Floodplains Management to be managed and handled in a sustainable way. Policy development and practice, at state, federal and local levels, should reflect integrated, multi-objective methods to handling flood risk, through the informed use of land and natural resources. And it must be reliant on the two-way efforts amongst state and local agencies, stakeholders as well as landowners.
Floodplain management can be considered as a specialist discipline of environmental engineering. Steve Molino publishes Floodplain Manager every month on their web. Please visit the Molino Stewart website to subscribe to floodplain management