The 2012 SIAQ State Conference ‘Raining a Revolution’ hosted by the Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland, will be held from Monday, 28th May - Friday, 1st June at The Sebel King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland.
The Conference will attract Stormwater professionals from across Queensland and will include a range of keynote presentations, conference sessions, pre conference training courses, a trade exhibition and networking opportunities. The Conference theme ‘Raining a Revolution’ will focus on critically assessing the reforms required across the industry alongside the challenges and opportunities of implementing them, to better manage stormwater in Queensland.
As the recent Queensland floods have shown, there are countless locations where flooding hazards are still unknown and remain an ever-present threat to the safety and well-being of residents, and a threat to private property and public infrastructure.
With this 2012 Conference, the SIAQ hopes to create an environment which stimulates a review of these tragic events, and the range of responses from State and Local Government agencies. This will be an opportunity to better understand and manage the information gaps associated with floodplain and stormwater management, to address critical political, funding and stakeholder consultation issues, and in doing so to bring about changes from the lessons learned.
The Conference theme also presents an opportunity to examine the wider set of stormwater management reforms needed across the industry as we move towards Total Water Cycle Management.
The Conference will encourage discussion and debate around how we can successfully revolutionise the stormwater industry and work towards achieving truly water sensitive cities that can accommodate the increasingly challenging pressures of urban population growth and climate change.
The 2012 Conference will comprise of:
- One and Two Day Workshops on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th May.
- Two days of Conference Plenary and Concurrent Sessions on Wednesday 30th May and Thursday 31st May
- Technical Tour incorporating practical demonstrations relevant to the stormwater discipline on Friday, 1st June