In this era of reoccurring extreme weather events of floods, fires, cyclones and extended droughts, our responsibility as professionals is to be a part of a process that provides resilient solutions in collaboration with local communities.
Join us at this interactive workshop where we plan to:
- confirm why this is a fundamental need for our quality of life in Queensland;
- showcase ways that residents can benefit from proactive local government engagement and support;
- explore what creek bed and bank restoration can mean, not only in reducing flood risk, but also improving water quality, local wildlife and property values;
- hear how building resilience, can be a part of a proactive community engagement campaign;
- understand what having resilience means in terms of risk reduction for insurance.
Hear from a mix of guest speakers:
- Mark Drew – Queensland Reconstruction Authority
- Phil Young and Ouswatta Perrata – Brisbane City Council
- Adrian Volders – Australian Rivers Institute – Griffith University
- Greg Greene – SEQWater
- Joshua Conney – Suncorp
Plus we will offer an opportunity for all participants to map the resilience experiences you are seeing in SEQ and what might be missing – bring your stories and evidence please.
The program for the afternoon is:
- From 1:30pm please register, meet other participants from our diverse professional group and check out the examples of the resilience building initiatives on display
- Start promptly at 2:00pm and workshop together till 4:30pm.
- On conclusion, please stay on to discuss your ideas with the guest speakers, meet other resilience building practioners
- Enjoy some refreshments from the Wild Earth Adventures team with Brisbane River views over a Friday sunset. What a great way to end the week!!!