FloodIntelligence: easy access to all relevant flood information
Since the devastating floods of 2010/11 there has been significant effort in Queensland by State and Local authorities in the improvement of flood awareness and preparedness. Key elements of this effort have included upgraded flood maps for much of the State, new and improved floodplain management protocols and a range of deliverables which can loosely be referred to as flood ‘intelligence’. Unfortunately, while much of this flood ‘intelligence’ is available at Local and State Government levels, it is not available in the rapid, easy to use format required during a real time flood emergency.
The FloodIntelligence applications improves the quantity, quality and usefulness of flood information for local authorities and emergency management organisations by providing smart strategic and operational flood information before, during and after flood events. This can results in significant financial (reduced damage) and non-financial (reduced loss of life, reduced trauma, faster recovery etc.) benefit .
The following applications are available via HydroNET or via the Guardian disaster management framework:
- FloodDashboard: presentation of immediate, targeted, graphical information on current and anticipated flood conditions (including population at risk) and what the implications are at specific points of interest.
- FloodMap – automatically links your flow gauges with your flood maps in real-time. Furthermore it provides the possibility to investigate “what if” flood scenarios by managers (not specialists) and their implications
- FloodReport – provides standardised reports to increase situational flood awareness for decision makers. The reports can be automatically generated and details the current and projected flood impacts to population and critical infrastructure.
‘Via this Flood Intelligence Platform, flood reports can be automatically provided to Local and State organisations in a consistent format and a much faster timeframe than is currently possible’
Rockhampton Local Council