Victoria is our learning ground. This vibrant, attractive place to live, to work and to visit in Australia is facing two big challenges as the fastest growing state in the nation. These two challenges are climate change and population growth, as it is becoming warmer and drier, and most water resources are at their sustainable limits.
With Melbourne – a ‘city of cities’ as our entry point and backdrop, WIL Australia will offer a first-hand look at water innovations related to urban design to address water challenges as Melbourne prepares to face climate change and projections to be Australia’s largest city by 2051. (source: Resilient Melbourne Strategy)
After setting the context through first-hand experience, the next 5 training days will be spent in the heart of nature in the beautiful Yarra Valley on 13 acres of undulating parkland and magnificent views over the Yarra Ranges. Here we will take time to reflect in the wisdom of nature, while working on personal and professional skill-building, training in workshops with experts, and scenario planning and designing collaborative solutions in teams – to finally pitch these solutions.
The key question that guides our immersive training is: How can innovation, creativity and facilitation of multi-stakeholder, multi-sector collaboration enhance the way we innovate and design solutions for a more resilient water system, in Australia and globally?