Inspiration from Water Futures – a Book that shines a spotlight on a Vision for a livable and water smart SEQ, a framework for considering options and resilience building measures for our varied landscapes and communities
The evolution of the Book Water Futures has been a showcase collaboration for the Flood Community of Practice with the lead authors James Davidson and Sam Bowstead. Steps along the way have included:
- While on his Churchill Fellowship in 2012 James was exposed to the success of a collaborative design approach to solving the various complex issues associated with flooding.
- Next the concept to run a design charrette was tested at a workshop in Rotterdam in 2015
- Then in in August 2016 we assembled a team to run the SEQ WaterFutures workshop
- From the rich material, a design and authoring team of James, Sam, Britt Hill and Clive Ba-Pe brought together the myriad of content in the book.
In this blog I aim to explore aspects and images of the book and it is also a timely introduction to an exploratory workshop to be held on Thursday 19 April where you will hear of the key elements and then explore the utility of the Vision and ideas that have been developed. Be sure to hover your mouse over each of the images and click so you can expand and see all the detail provided.
Motivating the need for this Vision building was a flood event in January 2011 that saw Brisbane and many other parts of Queensland impacted. And a Vision that we can use to guide approaches that make future impacts less.