Monthly Archives: July 2015

Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge

LET’S TALK RESILIENCE! was the theme of the third Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge, the winners of which were announced at the Floodplain Management Association National waterchallengeConference on Thursday May 21 in Brisbane. Within the context of the knowledge exchange partnership on floods and droughts between Australia and the Netherlands – initiated after the Queensland floods in 2011 – ambitious students and young professionals from across Australia were challenged to contribute their own ideas for a more climate-resilient Australia. After several selection rounds, the four best teams were invited to present their ideas at the FMA National Conference in front of 400 flood management experts and a jury, chaired by Dutch Consul-General, Mr. Willem Cosijn. The CDMPS team of Alireza Kashian, James Hung (PhD Students in Geomatics) and Dr Benny Chen (Research Fellow) , supervised by Prof. Abbas Rajabifard and Dr Mohsen Kalantari, received the runner-up award in this challenge for their presentation of WarnWave: Social Interaction, Public Awareness and Collaboration at the time of Disaster, which is mainly focused on potential usage of mobile critical moments.