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APFM Technical Document No. 3, Flood Management Policy Series
Associated Programme on Flood Management - WMO-No. 1009
The Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM)
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
The Global Water Partnership (GWP)

"This publication presents IFM approaches with special reference to environmental aspects and is an attempt to narrow this gap. It has been prepared primarily for flood managers to enable them to understand the range of environmental issues involved in flood management. At the same time, it provides useful information for policy makers, environmental groups, NGOs and communities, to help them assess flood risks in relation to environmental concerns and sustainable development."

Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Ian White, Jack Beale - Chair of Water Resources; Lance Heath, Research Student - Water Research Foundation of Australia, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University; Mike Melville, Associate Professor - School of Geography, The University of New South Wales - 1999.

"This paper has outlined the interaction of hydrology, flood mitigation and drainage of sulfidic coastal lowlands and their ecological impacts in NSW. On one hand, our attempts to control flooding have been successful in that they have allowed successful agriculture. On the other, this has promoted the oxidation of acid sulfate soils and down steam ecosystems have deteriorated."


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