Flood resilience is the ability to prepare for, live through and then return to normal household routines with the least amount of disruption and anxiety possible. Flood resilience will not stop flood waters. However, it aims to equip residents to make their properties more resilient, ensuring they recover quickly from flood events.
James Davidson, JDA Co.
The featured image and those above are courtesy of JDA Co and their report above was located in an article on the Melbourne Water website describing a webinar they held in May 2021. There are more reports and information on the site but keep in mind Victorian flood mitigation and adaptation has many elements that are not applicable to the Northern Rivers.
Check out the Melbourne Water webpage on Retrofitting for Flood Resilience here.
The Lismore City Council has published this draft Fact Sheet.
Facebook resources for sharing flood adaptation information and giving and receiving donations
If you use Facebook here are some pages and groups involved with the community flood response:
Mullum Cares has created a group specifically to share information like this blog post and for community to contribute their ideas and experience of flood resilient building materials and furniture:
If you have donations of the following items but they need repair: hardwood timber furniture, washing machines, fridges, power tools and mowers send a message via Facebook (with a photo if that's easy) to:
If you have other items in need of repair such as other white goods, small kitchen appliances and push bikes please hold these until the Repair Cafe can secure more space.
If you have donations in great condition Facebook marketplace and these Fb groups are great ways to not just donate the item but also the time and effort required to get a donation from you into the hands of a person in need.
The Library of Stuff is offering FREE memberships to flood impacted locals and are always keen to receive donations of items in great condition that are helpful to people to borrow for a week or two at a time. All info can be found on their website libraryofstuff.org.au or Fb: