As Flood Hazard Leader, the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) takes a leadership and coordination role for the planning of activities relating to flood in South Australia. This role is led by the Fire and Flood Management Branch within DEW.
The Fire and Flood Management Branch coordinates flood management efforts and expertise within DEW and works with other agencies and stakeholders to deliver flood management in terms of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. These include the South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES), who is the Control Agency for flood, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Stormwater Management Authority, the South Australian Fire and Emergency Commission (SAFECOM) and other State and local Government and non-government organisations.
The Flood Awareness site and the Frequently Asked Questions about flood have been designed to assist stakeholders and the wider public to learn about flood risk at their property or other places of interest. This project has been developed with funding support from the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, an initiative of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. The 2019 National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework recognises that understanding the risk is a key step in improving resilience.
For more information about how to prepare for a flood or what to do in the event of a flood, visit the SES FloodSafe page.
For current information on flooding, such as flood warnings, rainfall and river levels, visit the Bureau of Meteorology page.