Adaptation Pathways: Planning for our uncertain WaterFutures

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Latest workshop event on looking at future combination of actions that best deal with uncertain times and changing climatic conditions

What is in the Strategic Floodplain Management Plan for the Brisbane River, our communities and us, as professionals?

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Since the Floods of January 2011, there has been an extended effort to initiate, undertake and finalize a Strategic Floodplain Management Plan for the Brisbane River floodplain and catchments.  In March 2019, the SFMP was launched and over the last 5 years the Flood CoP network has had a long interest on what it might entail and what it means for professional working in sectors that overlap with the actions arising out of the Plan.

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

Adoption and Application of Water Futures - Expert Workshop

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On offer is a new book on building resilience into SEQ landscapes, catchments and the design of local communities and offering adaptation measures for future extreme weather and weather events. How useful is Water Futures and what is its utility??? For the response and recommendations, enjoy what this expert group have in mind.

Our future in living with Water - Making collective decisions supported by tools, visualisation and serious games

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Engaging tools and visualisation were the focus of a half day workshop on Wednesday 28 June. A rich array of material was presented at this interactive workshop with 40 participants. Explore the tools through the links provided.

Exploring geomorphology to aid in floodplain management - Gatton - March 2017

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Linking the results of a detailed science and geomorphology investigation in the Lockyer Creek floodplain provides managers of floodplains to have an additional insight into the characteristics and behaviours of channels and floodplains - and here at Gatton the implications were explored at this full day workshop and field trip.

Resilient Urban Deltas and Floodplains Summit - 4th November 2016

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Recent collaboartion between the Dutch and Queensland-Australian parties has been on ongoing since the 2011 state-wide Queensland floods and this Water Summit further consolidates the ongoing desire to share and learn from each other. The full program with a wonderful start with a Dutch Royal visit to the QUT Cube saw 60 participants explore and share their insights in what can make resilient urban deltas and floodplains work.

Group collaboration develops visual delights - SEQWaterFutures charrette in action

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Active participation through 4 working groups was a feature of this SEQ WaterFutures charrette. And nothing like a mix of pictures to highlight the effort in action and ideas generated.

"Hacking" into the Queensland Climate Change Policy

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Thirty participants came together to seek solutions and suggestions to make the Queensland Climate Policy better direct doable actions by all parts of the community