Setting the Scene and Context
This June 2017 workshops builds off a previous exploration of the Smarty Scanner during a Water Summit convened in November 2016 with a mix of visiting Dutch and Queensland professionals to share experiences and insights on resilient urban deltas and floodplains.
The workshop was compliments of the combined efforts from Simone De Kleermaeker – Regional coordination Oceania, Delatres and Brian Jackson – Senior Principal Engineer WaterTechnology. Initially an overview of the various tools that can be used in stakeholder engagement and consultation were provided – and here is Simone’s initial presentation along with discussion and comment from workshop participants such as:
- adaption planning and its infancy status in Australia
- challenge for Brisbane River Flood Management strategy to best explain the role and effectiveness of different adaptation and flood brisk measures
- engagement purpose can vary between wanting to have a specific solution to wanting to explore the unknown knows or just wanting to better understand what collective opportunities are on offer