All A C D E F H L M P R S T V W X
Term Definition
Effective Warning Time

The time available after receiving advice of an impending flood and before floodwaters prevent appropriate flood response actions being undertaken. The effective warning time is typically used to move farm equipment, move stock, raise furniture, evacuate people and transport their possessions.

Emergency Management

A range of measures to manage risks to communities and the environment. In the flood context it may include measures to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding.


Ecological Sustainable Development Using, conserving and enhancing natural resources so that ecological processes, on which life depends, are maintained, and the total quality of life, now and in the future, can be maintained or increased. A more detailed definition is included in the NSW Local Government Act, 1993. The use of sustainability and sustainable in this manual relate to ESD.

Project Contributors

Murrumbidgee Council      
NSW Government         

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