Martin is an RPEQ, with a dual degree in civil engineering and business management. He is a stormwater and flooding engineer, with a vast range of experience focused mainly within the development and construction space.
Martin has managed teams of flood engineers both in Australia and Vietnam, delivering projects to both government and private sector.
Martin’s interest in Floodplain Management and flood awareness has grown increasingly after seeing those affected in 2011 and the more recent 2022 floods in Brisbane, as well as frequent flooding during his time living in Vietnam. He has seen all sides of the flood discussion, and hopes that by the end of his career, he has been able to make a positive change towards better flood risk management.
In this ep, we chat about:
Improving community's awareness of flooding
why so many of our urban settlements are susceptible to flood
issues with reliance on dams and levees.
what does 1 in 100 year flood actually mean?
different types of flooding
solutions to reducing the risk of future floods
political issues with flooding
I hope you learn something from this discussion. I covered only about half of my pre-prepared questions, so will bring you a follow up episode if you're interested in more.