Join our Innovation Associates, Industry partners, Chief Scientist and researcher leaders as they showcase applied water modelling research
The Queensland Water Modelling Network has been underway since 2017 and aims to build a state-wide practitioner network in the application and use of water modelling tools. Building capability and capacity is also a focus and this event will showcase how applied postgraduate research can help.
The Innovation Program is one element in the Queensland Water Modelling Network and has now been underway for 2 years with our 5 PhD scholars, the Innovation Associates. Much progress, linkage with industry partners including City of Gold Coast, SEQwater, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Institute of Marine Science and Queensland Hydrology (part of DES), and collective learning has occurred within our small cluster.
In addition, the engagement component of the QWMN has now entered a second phase as of April 2021 – and the core Capability, Collaboration and Capacity Program team at the International Water Centre, Griffith University are now eager to explore and build recognition of the value of applied industry focused water modelling research in Queensland. We are looking to expand the Innovation Program by including other applied water modelling higher degree by research (HDR) students with the support of our Innovation Program Co-ordinator, Dr Barbara Robson (AIMS).
At this event we will showcase and learn from the research of our 5 Innovation Associates undertaking their PhD programs in collaboration with various industry partners. You will be joining a diverse audience of participants where we aim to:
1. Introduce the opportunity and sector benefits of solving industry based water management problems through cutting edge research and water modelling tools
2. Promote the opportunity of the Innovation Program to welcome other HDRs to participate in this network activity
We invite you, our audience, to join our full day event, which has been developed to match the interest of:
• Existing QWMN participants who are eager to hear more about the Innovation Program and the ways in which applied research and water modelling tools are being developed and used
• Colleagues from Local and State Government, Water Utilities, Regional NRM groups or consulting companies who would like to hear about the range of applied research collaboration opportunities that can be taken advantage of with this approach
• Researchers and HDRs – whether existing or prospective students or supervising academics who might like to be part of an extended Innovation Program
The Program on the Day
The activities on the day include:
(a) A mix of presentations from:
(b) Interactive workshop activities to get feedback on how collaborative research can be enhanced to meet your water management challenges and how research scholars (HDRs) can be linked with our Innovation Associates and Program
(c) Ongoing networking with the diverse industry wide participants and displays before, during lunch and other breaks and at the end of day networking drinks and canapés
(d) View the engaging information on the QUT globe, including various modelling outputs
Meet our Five Innovation Associates