The first of its type in Australia, South-East Queensland Waterfutures brought together 171 professionals over 5 days in August, 2016 using design thinking to collaboratively development a holistic framework to issues around water in the region. Download SEQ Waterfutures Summary here
The Water Futures book is the culmination of over 5 years of work by many people – all experts in their own right – from many disciplines, professions and walks of life. Hundreds of hours of collaborative efforts have gone into the making of this book. Everyone involved worked from the same premise:
If SEQ is to flourish in the midst of severe weather events and an increasing population, the region as a whole needs an integrated approach to water management and flood mitigation. An approach built on adaptability to protect us during periods of drought and flooding rains. A strategy that brings communities, Local, State and Federal Governments together to create a vision to our water future.
What we present in this book are the beginnings of this vision. Through the medium of design, we propose a range of water management and urban design solutions and strategies that not only protect us in times of need and build community resilience, but will also reduce our ecological impact and improve our quality of life in the face of more frequent and extreme weather events. Water is the key to this; retaining water during drought and allowing it to either flow or slowing it down during floods.
Learn. Design. Adapt.
In order for us to release the Water Futures book in its physical form, we need your help with printing expenses. Your donations will help cover the cost of printing, and you will also be able to purchase yourself copies of the book for donations of $60 or more. Any purchase or donation is greatly appreciated and helps us in making our 5 year dream a reality.
To support our work, and get your own copy of Water Futures, please see our GoFundme page.