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Expert alert – floods in Victoria

La Trobe University < 1 mins read

Professor Nick Bond
Director of the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems at La Trobe’s Albury-Wodonga campus.

Contact E: n.bond@latrobe.edu.au M: 0438 287 300

The repeat of recent flooding in the Central VIC region, such as Rochester flooding for the second time in 15 months, run-off extremes and why this region has been impacted so severely again. 

Quote attributable to Professor Bond:

"These storms are very unpredictable so this is not a total surprise," Professor Bond said. 

 

Professor Lauren Rickards
Director of the La Trobe Climate Change Adaptation Lab

Contact: E: L.rickards@latrobe.edu.au M: 0427 679 043

Quotes attributable to Professor Rickards:

“The impacts of floods are as much about the existing circumstances as they are about flood waters,” Professor Rickards said.

“This includes an area’s recent history of disaster. To get ahead of disasters, we need to not only recover well but begin long term adaptations to avoid future impacts, even if the hazards keep occurring.”

 

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