Finalist: Sustainable Education Award
Flood Community of Practice
The Flood Community of Practice is a catalytic hub for land and water management professionals to share knowledge and experience to address the range of technical, governance and social aspects of managing and reducing the impacts of flood and drought in South East Queensland (SEQ). It has enabled cross-disciplinary professionals to better harness the existing diversity of experiences in flood risk and water management—both here and overseas—to enhance the liveability of our region.
After its early establishment work, the principal focus for the Flood Community of Practice was to establish a WaterFutures Vision for the SEQ region. This project pivoted around three major professional engagement events to build this vision: the 2036 Brisbane River Hypothetical in February 2016, a five-day WaterFutures Design Charrette in August 2016, and the Resilient Urban Deltas and Floodplains Summit, hosted by Queensland University of Technology, in November 2016. Each event built on its predecessor to consolidate pathways to achieve a shared WaterFutures Vision.