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A River with a City Problem - A History of Brisbane Floods

Author :  Cook, Margaret

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Country
Australia
Publisher
University of Queensland Press, Australia
ISBN 9780702266065
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2023
Bib. Info 264 pages, 22cm
Categories DU - Oceania (South Seas)
Product Weight 375 gms.
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An engrossing account of the complex relationship between a river and the cities that grew up around it.' Nick Earls When floods devastated South East Queensland in 2011, who was to blame? Despite the inherent risk of living on a floodplain, most residents had pinned their hopes on Wivenhoe Dam to protect them, and when it failed to do so, dam operators were blamed for the scale of the catastrophic events that followed. A River with a City Problem is a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment, especially those in 1893, 1974, 2011 and 2022. Extensively researched, it highlights the force of nature, the vagaries of politics and the power of community. With many river cities facing urban development challenges, Cook makes a convincing argument for what must change to prevent further tragedy.

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