QWMN forum: Accommodating climate change and climate variability in water modelling and decision making


Join us on the one-day Queensland Water Modelling Network forum - "Accommodating climate change and climate variability in water modelling and decision making - to explore how climate science links to modelling and decision making".

Enjoy a line-up of guest speakers, interactive feedback sessions, and breakout workshops, as we collectively explore how to best accommodate climate change and climate variability in the design, use, interpretation and communication of water models.

This event is organised by the International Water Centre partners for the Queensland Water Modelling Network, in cooperation of TWA's Piet Filet. 

Please refer to the ticketing page to confirm your place:

Date  ​Wednesday 26th of June, 2019
​QUT Gardens Point Campus​, Brisbane, Australia
​8:30 am – 3:30 pm
​Organisation​International Water Centre partners cooperating for the QWMN (Queensland Water Modelling Network), in cooperation with The Water Agency


In the first half of the day, you will hear about outcomes from the project team undertaking a "Critical review of climate change in Queensland water models" on behalf of the Queensland Water Modelling Network. The project team includes:

  • Tony Weber – National Leader, Water Modelling – Alluvium Consulting
  • Lisa Walpole – NSW Regional Manager - Alluvium Consulting
  • Dr Anthony Kiem, Associate Professor – Hydroclimatology, The University of Newcastle.

Next up will be breakout workshops, to identify and explore what actions and steps we can initiate to better accommodate climate risks in our modelling and decision-making:

  • as a practitioner
  • as an organisation
  • across the whole sector.

In the breakout workshops, we will discuss many themes, including:

  • regional landscapes and agriculture
  • ecosystem services
  • the resources industry, including mining
  • infrastructure
  • urban planning
  • health and liveability.

In the second half of the day, two Queensland Water Modelling Network interest groups will provide feedback from their recent workshops on:

  • ways to better integrate urban water management initiatives: SEQ a case study
  • connecting landscape processes across a catchment.

Finally, our hosts at QUT (Gavin Winter and the team) will provide us with an opportunity to see recent and emerging work on visualisations, modelling and integration systems for projects such as the:

  • Resilient Rivers in the Lockyer Valley
  • Climate Change Globe.

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