Extreme Weather conference extremely timely

Extreme weather events are becoming more common. Heatwaves, floods bushfires and cyclones are more prevalent than ever, with Australia on the sharp end.

Government News is a partner with the first Xtreme Weather Australia Conference, being held at Brisbane’s Sofitel Hotel on 20 March 2018.

Join Australia’s leading experts and communicators for the full day program, focused on strengthening Australia’s security and resilience to climate change and extreme weather events.

With discussions aimed at all areas of extreme weather research and education, speakers at the conference will review advances in forecasting, climate change adaptation, technology development and innovation available to reduce impact on the community.

The conference will be opened by Dr Christine Williams, Acting Queensland Chief Scientist. As an ambassador for Queensland science, Dr Williams fosters cooperation and collaboration amongst the government, research, industry and community sectors.

Other keynote presentations include the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, Climate Council and Farmers for Climate Action. The conference will include case studies on preparedness and response presented by Brisbane City Council, Toowoomba Regional Council and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology experts, ESRI Australia.

The Xtreme Weather Australia Conference will bring together participants from government, construction, planning, architecture and design industries, academia, local government and emergency services.

A key focus will be on mitigating and managing the potentially catastrophic impacts of extreme weather and climate change on vital infrastructure, including water, energy, communications, agriculture and transport, as well as crucial social infrastructure such as health and education.

The conference will cover the full range of life, property and business‐threatening extreme weather events, from flood, subsidence and landslip, to drought and extreme winds.

It is aimed at public, commercial and financial organisations with responsibility for designing, planning, funding and constructing resilient and adaptable urban infrastructure and related early warning and management systems.

The full program and registration information is available at https://xtremeweather.com.au/

Government News readers will receive an additional $100 off registration price by quoting code GOV100 when registering.

Special rates are also available for group bookings. For more information contact Raj Anand on +61 2 8586 6173 or email info@xtremeweather.com.au

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