Probing the Book - River with a City Problem

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A new local book on the History of Flood in Brisbane has created a fresh insight into the evolution of issues over time and how well adapted we may or may not be!!!

Adaptation Pathways: Planning for our uncertain WaterFutures

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Latest workshop event on looking at future combination of actions that best deal with uncertain times and changing climatic conditions

What is in the Strategic Floodplain Management Plan for the Brisbane River, our communities and us, as professionals?

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Since the Floods of January 2011, there has been an extended effort to initiate, undertake and finalize a Strategic Floodplain Management Plan for the Brisbane River floodplain and catchments.  In March 2019, the SFMP was launched and over the last 5 years the Flood CoP network has had a long interest on what it might entail and what it means for professional working in sectors that overlap with the actions arising out of the Plan.

Queensland experiences will actively feature at Floodplain Management Australia Conference 2019

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Queensland colleagues are active at this years FMA National Conference with 20 presentations and 4 award nominations

Managed Retreat from the Floodplain - Lessons from USA case studies and what it might mean for Australia?

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What dos over 100 years of 30 managed retreat from the floodplain in the USA tell us? Nichols Pinter from Unibersity of California, Davis takes us on a guided historic tour of what has been possible - with both the good and the poor highlighted.

Tools for water sensitive cities – what can they tell us & what can “we” do?

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A rapid tour of tools that bring decision making and design of water sensitive cities into the reaches of professionals with a desire to have good alternatives rather than business as usual

A deep dive into the meaning of "resilience of people and places to natural hazards" - what does it look like & how can policy translate into action

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Initial highlights from our Friday 21 workshops on Resilience of people and places to natural hazards – policy to action? More to come

Adoption and Application of Water Futures - Expert Workshop

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On offer is a new book on building resilience into SEQ landscapes, catchments and the design of local communities and offering adaptation measures for future extreme weather and weather events. How useful is Water Futures and what is its utility??? For the response and recommendations, enjoy what this expert group have in mind.