Probing the Book - River with a City Problem

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A new local book on the History of Flood in Brisbane has created a fresh insight into the evolution of issues over time and how well adapted we may or may not be!!!

Queensland experiences will actively feature at Floodplain Management Australia Conference 2019

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Queensland colleagues are active at this years FMA National Conference with 20 presentations and 4 award nominations

Managed Retreat from the Floodplain - Lessons from USA case studies and what it might mean for Australia?

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What dos over 100 years of 30 managed retreat from the floodplain in the USA tell us? Nichols Pinter from Unibersity of California, Davis takes us on a guided historic tour of what has been possible - with both the good and the poor highlighted.

Tools for water sensitive cities – what can they tell us & what can “we” do?

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A rapid tour of tools that bring decision making and design of water sensitive cities into the reaches of professionals with a desire to have good alternatives rather than business as usual

A deep dive into the meaning of "resilience of people and places to natural hazards" - what does it look like & how can policy translate into action

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Initial highlights from our Friday 21 workshops on Resilience of people and places to natural hazards – policy to action? More to come

Front of Mind - Engagement

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A real bonus to explore what I have experienced through Engagement and how it underpins the essence of the Flood Community of Practice. Check out this interview with Jack Mullay

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

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The Book Water Futures explores the complexity of building resilience to the impacts of floods and droughts in the landscapes and communities of the Brisbane River catchments. As a framework to consider the options the authors have provide a rich visual array on how to appreciate what the options are. In this introduction to the elements of the Book, consider the various images as a way to build a Vision that can guide how a livable and water smart future can be achieved in South East Queensland.

Water Futures - A Visual Water Vision to inspire how we live in South East Queensland

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After a journey of multiple opportunities since the January 2011 floods, James Davidson and a huge team of contributors, participants and supporters can now offer Water Futures - A visual water vision on adaptation in SEQ to enhance our livability