Our technical reference group (TRG) has requested that we contact members to advise the qldwater policy in relation to natural disasters. In short, we have aimed to avoid interfering unless invited, leaving local and regional disaster management processes to run their course, and where possible help ensure that other levels of government do the same.
While the experts tell us that we might be lucky enough to experience a bit less flooding next season, they say that we need to get used to the idea of more intense storms. For these reasons, the TRG is keen to let members know that the network exists and is willing to help. Representatives are listed at http://www.qldwater.com.au/TRG and of course qldwater is available and willing to coordinate contact as needed.
Our plan at the moment, as soon as we become aware of a significant issue, is to:
(a) attempt to call on available phone numbers to check how things are going and offer assistance from the qldwater network
(b) send an SMS on the mobile phone number we have recorded for you with qldwater staff direct mobile contacts
If you would prefer not to be disturbed, please let us know.