Another successful year at the FMA National Conference event on the Gold Coast, Australia

Tweed Heads, Australia, June 11, 2018

The latest release of xprafts, Innovyze’s popular runoff routing model, received a lot of attention this year at the annual Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) 2018 conference last week. 

The conference in Gold Coast, Queensland, attracted nearly 400 water professionals to explore flood resilience. Sophia Buchanan, Senior Stormwater Engineer at Innovyze and Ben Anderson, Sales Engineer, spent the entirety of the event meeting with leading industry experts to talk about technology needs within the water industry and some of the recent innovative and effective solutions available on the market.

The conference focused on flood risk management, with examples shown on the site tour from surrounding Gold Coast’s rivers, creeks, lakes, canals and famous golden coastline.

Ben said, “There was a prevalent theme of live modelling, using Bureau of Meteorology forecasts in hydrology and hydraulics modelling tools to assist emergency and operations teams on the ground.”

xprafts provides easy, flexible hydrologic watershed assessments and is used extensively throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The latest release, 2018.1, is one of the easiest ways to apply the new ARR 2016 rainfall to your models, which brings updated data for use across Australia’s floodplains.

There was also a lot of interest in Innovyze’s InfoWorks ICM flood modelling software, which was updated to Release 9.0 during the conference to include better support for importing other flood models. InfoWorks ICM helps engineers to create complete catchment models with a user-friendly interface, unified platform and integrated catchment hydrology, river, pits/pipe and surface flood modelling simulation capabilities.

The annual event has been going for more than 50 years. Ben said, “Around 400 water professionals attended this year – it is great to see the FMA conference is getting much bigger every year.”

To find out more about the software that Ben and his team develop to solve the challenges of managing water resources join the Innovyze community at


Ben Anderson
Sales Engineer
Phone: +61 (0) 7 3708 1470

Alana Deghelli
Marketing Executive for Asia Pacific
Phone: +61 (0) 7 5506 5700

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