Mainstreaming flood resilience in cities


Many cities across the world have started to adopt resilience approaches for flood risk management, which typically combine interventions to protect against, minimise damage from and recover efficiently after flooding.

This new CRC for Water Sensitive Cities report aims to provide guidance to policy makers, planners and project managers for implementing mainstreaming as a “means to realise flood risk management strategies as part of a water sensitive approach” (Mainstreaming is the practice of integrating adaptation into decision-making across a range of policy areas, rather than by implementing standalone measures).

The report provides case studies from European and US cities and explains how similar resilience approaches could be implemented in Australian cities.