IWC brings together professionals, practitioners and academics to synthesise and share experiences, knowledge and skills, and enable the application of IWM. We support a number of domestic and international communities of practice, and pursue opportunities to catalyse sharing of IWM practice through other fora.

Explore our Engagement Activities

Queensland Water Modelling Network

The enhanced use of water modelling tools in Queensland is being underpinned by a capacity, capability and collaboration building network. By targeting professionals across various roles in research, data, modelling and decision making, network activities aim to connect this “pipeline” of effort through a better understanding of the collaborative opportunities. Various audiences include undergraduate and early career professionals (mentoring), PhD students using water modelling tools (innovation cluster), water modelers (The Hive) and an open “full pipeline” network (Community of Practice) where capability and capacity building activities are offered.

Water and WASH Futures Knowledge Forums

This forum, established in 2008 through a partnership between Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, IWC and Australian WASH organisations, is now established as a key event for sharing and developing leading practice in integrating WASH with water resources and other water-linked sectors. The purpose is to enable professionals and practitioners from across water, WASH and connected sectors such as health, education, environment and climate change and finance, to share experiences and lessons, develop and discuss new practices, and forge new ways of working. Complex issues challenging our achievement of SDG6 are addressed, such as climate change, gender and social inclusion, finance, whole-of-water cycle management, integrating local and indigenous knowledge with empirical science, and, sustainability and scale.

Flood Community of Practice

This network, initiated in 2014, links professionals across diverse disciplines who aim to build flood resilience at landscape, community and enterprise scales. The collective knowledge and extensive experiences are shared through workshops, design thinking, hypothetical events and role play interactions. The ideas and guidance influence local urban designs, regional planning, various State Government policy and how insurance can also compliment the proactive resilience building measures. The Flood Community of Practice as a practitioner network has a rich history of collective knowledge and experience sharing.  The web pages summarise the many events since 2014, when post the 2011 floods across  Queensland, colleagues were eager to better build their capability to better design and prepare catchments and urban areas for future flood impacts.  Currently group activity is occasional, but the record of past events is a rich source of shared experiences and provides links to colleagues who are experienced in breadth of issues linked with building flood resilience.

Explore our Engagement Stories

Transformational Climate Resilience

The Inaugural Mark Pascoe Water Sandpit

World Water Week – reflections by Dr Regina Souter

Snippets on Water Management in Europe, reflections by Dr Piet Filet

Resilience in Practice Symposium helps to debrief on overlapping disasters