What has been each practioners focus over the last 10 years?
When the the 2010/11 floods occurred each one of us would have had their own unique experience at time.
And over the last 8 years our Flood Community of Practice collective have all been exposed to a wide range of:
- shared experiences with colleagues
Though when you talk to colleagues, and ask what it was that really allowed change and truly NOT business of usual approaches to proceed then the story is fascinating.
So that is what we did at this event where we had:
Paul Hart – was part of a Dutch consortium offering support and engagement post 2011 floods
Graeme Milligan – seconded into the Qld Reconstruction Authority in January 2011 and championed the resilience based thinking
Simone De Kleermaeker – part of the Deltares team that has been working in Queensland since the floods
James Davidson – local architect, who saw the raw damage first hand in early 2011 and has evolved has practice to help householders better adapt to flood impacts
Paul Sayers – UK flood risk specialist who visited Brisbane in 2012 in a small UK delegation to run a joint knowledge sharing seminar
Gregor van Essen – a Dutch engagement specialist who ran 3 early career events to develop fresh ideas and practical tolls for dealing with floods and resilience building
Steven Trewhella – part of the original Dutch consortium and subsequently has maintained ongoing links with various Queenslander flood resilience initiatives