In Queensland, the development and use of water models provides decision makers with the vital evidence they need for policy, planning and management. This is underpinned by an ecosystem of professionals and organisations who work across a knowledge and technology supply chain – from research to model use and interpretation to communication.
Join us at the QWMN Forum 2020, where we will explore the operation of this water modelling pipeline, linking science, data, modelling, decision making and communication in the context of water security, urban design and liveability, and landscape restoration. We’ll ask:
The QWMN Forum 2020 will take you through the leading research, as well as development and implementation examples, to help answer these pipeline questions.
The QWMN Forum 2020 builds on the success of 2017 and 2018 forums, and draws from more than 18 months of QWMN networking and community of practice events. The QWMN Forum 2020 brings together a broad cross-section of the Queensland water modelling and use sector, including those working in research, higher education, state and local government, water suppliers and utilities, data and model technology companies and consulting firms.
The emphasis of the QWMN Forum 2020 is on discussion, dialogue and engagement across the QLD water modelling sector. To facilitate and encourage discussion, each plenary session will include time for questions and discussion, and all breakout sessions will have approximately half of the allocated time dedicated to chaired discussion.
The aims of the QWMN Forum 2020 are to:
To help explore and unpack the concept and application of the water modelling pipeline, we will feature the following plenary speakers, with more to be confirmed:
On day 1, parallel breakout sessions will explore the structure, functioning and utility of the water modelling pipeline from the perspectives of water security, urban design and liveability, and landscape restoration.
In the last part of day 1, a dynamic and interactive panel discussion will focus on critically assessing the role and benefits of effective communication and engagement along the pipeline, from science through to data, tools and decision making. Where and how should communication and engagement practices be implemented?
On the night of day 1, we will host a networking dinner to celebrate achievements in the water modelling sector in Queensland (and beyond) over the last 12 months.
On day 2, the breakout sessions will continue with a focus on:
Interactive workshops on day 1 and day 2 will give you the opportunity to share your experiences, and explore where you fit, in the water modelling and decision making pipeline.
Throughout the forum, we will be using the MentiMeter tool to capture your feedback, hear you highlights and field your questions.
At the QWMN Forum 2020, you will:
If you are involved in research, development, use or communication of water models, their input data or their outputs, the QWMN Forum 2020 is an event you cannot afford to miss. Attendees of previous QWMN forums have included:
Please note, registrations will close at 5pm on Monday 17 February 2020. To enquire about tickets after this date, please email us directly at email@example.com