FMA President at World Water Congress
1st November 2016
FMA President Ian Dinham was very pleased to attend the World Water Congress Gala Dinner in Brisbane on 13 October at the kind invitation of our FMA member, Brisbane City Council.
The Congress brought together over 5,000 delegates from all corners of the world and provided an excellent opportunity to network with professionals in many different industries.
Many thanks to Mark Tinnion and Natalie Baker from Brisbane City Council for arranging the opportunity to network at such a large event.
During the event Mr Dinham met with Clr David McLachlan, the Brisbane City Council Chairman of the Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee, which is responsible for floodplain management. We look forward to hearing more about the great work of the committee, and the results of the Brisbane Flood Study Review in time to come.
Earlier during the congress, Mr Dinham attended the trade exhibition and participated in the Queensland Community of Practice workshop on collaborative steps in floodplain management, facilitated by our FMA colleague Mr Piet Filet.
FMA Member, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, hosted a large trade booth as part of the exhibition and this provided an opportunity to network with our Dutch colleagues, including Rolf Karst and Gregor van Essen.
President Ian said “I found the congress to be a truly world class event full of interesting and relevant content”.
“Whilst smaller in numbers, our FMA Conferences provide equally high quality content as this event, and we can be proud of the networking and knowledge sharing that we successfully host each year” Mr Dinham said.