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Recent collaboartion between the Dutch and Queensland-Australian parties has been on ongoing since the 2011 state-wide Queensland floods and this Water Summit further consolidates the ongoing desire to share and learn from each other. The full program with a wonderful start with a Dutch Royal visit to the QUT Cube saw 60 participants explore and share their insights in what can make resilient urban deltas and floodplains work.
How much can one discus about water in 4 days in Australia? Well, from 1 to 4 November a full program on joint Australian and Dutch dialog is planned and covers a breadth of issues.
Sharing their Dutch and international experiences and insights, a small team of Dutch guests will help stimulate the collective debate of resilience in delta city’s and floodplains and what this means for Queensland.
Combining joint insights and experiences on Resilient Urban Deltas and Floodplains, a pooled Australian-Queensland and Dutch group of colleagues will engage in a half day workshop to identify key factors and future needs that mainstream these water management issues into the critical resilience building agenda sought by Cities around the world.
In the spirit of Australian-Dutch collaboration, celebration of the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s landing in Western Australia sees a week of engagement and knowledge-sharing activity for the Dutch Royal couple, for a trade mission of Dutch businesses and a mix of Australian officials and professionals across multiple states.
Active participation through 4 working groups was a feature of this SEQ WaterFutures charrette. And nothing like a mix of pictures to highlight the effort in action and ideas generated.
Motivation to think of creative insights with a collective efforts at the SEQWaterFutures charrette was inspired by expansive Briosbane river views.
The upcoming SEQ WaterFutures workshop – in early August – will be lead by an international team of facilitators form the USA and the Netherlands. Their experience is eagerly welcomed as we embark on an ambitious approach to better understanding the adaption and resilience options and what this can offer for South east Queensland.
In August we have a multi day workshop called a Planning Charrette. So where does this term come from?