Opportunity for this Seminar
Through the Flood Community of Practice partners at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University we were introduced to Prof Nichols Pinter in advance of his trip to Australia. Based on his research expertise – Managed Retreats – and an interest in Australian case studies on managed retreat, we were able to have Nicholas visit us here in Brisbane.
Nicholas was more than happy to provide a seminar presentation on case studies of 30 “managed retreats” – starting back in 1881. What a rich history this is. And please look through his presentation below to appreciate this evolving process over time.
As a complimentary activity, Nicholas had a one day tour of Grantham a local SEQ town that since the extreme flood event of 2011 has also undergone a managed retreat. Guiding Nicholas on this tour was Jamie Simmonds, currently National Development Manager at Sentinel Property Group, but back in 2011 joined Lockyer Valley Regional Council to assist past Mayor Steve Jones undertake this unique initiative.
At the seminar presentation, Jamie together with Dorean Erhart – a climate change professional – formed a panel to provide additional feedback to the audience on the challenges on responding to flood and inundation risk. More follows on the video clips.