Adoption and Application of Water Futures – Expert Workshop

Purpose of the Workshop

The book Water Futures is steadily becoming a well appreciated resource of ideas and vision for the managing the catchments, waterways and design of the communities living on the Brisbane River floodplain.

To expedite the awareness and increase the utility of the materiel in the book this workshop was able to :

  1. Share the highlights and impressions of the book – so thanks to Bonnie Beare from Water Modelling Solutions for her review and to James Davidson and Clive Bape for sharing their experience in authoring the book.
  2. Seek impressions from each participant on what they liked about the book and how that could be useful – see the report below for the wealth of comments
  3. Build collective small group views on who could benefits from the concepts and ideas from Water Futures and how they might be used in various organisational and regional responsibilities and initiatives – see the report below for these insights






The insights of each participant and the views of all the six groups are provided below in the click link  – enjoy the reading as it is rich in insights and very supportive in the utility of the concepts in Water Futures.

So who came to participate at this workshop?

At this workshop on Thursday 19 April 2018 participants came from:

Local and State Governments:

  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Moree Plains Shire Council
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority

Water Utilities

  • SEQ water
  • Queensland Urban Utilities


  • Griffith University
  • Sunshine Coastal University
  • CRC water Sensitive Cities

Non Government Organisations

  • Bulimba Creek Catchment coordinating Committee
  • Healthy Land and Water

Industry partners

  • Delatres
  • RED Consulatnt
  • E2Designlab
  • Water Modelling Solutions
  • Water Technology
  • Alluvium
  • Suncorp