(Hosted by Brisbane City Council)
Thursday 26 September 2013, 8.30am – 4.00pm
All registered delegates are encouraged to join the Brisbane study tour for the final day of the 16th International Riversymposium. The full day tour is included as part of a fulltime Riversymposium registration. The tour will encompass highlights of Brisbane city’s innovative water, energy and food projects and give participants a sense of this thriving sub-tropical destination.
You must secure your spot at registration as places are limited. On the day, pre-departure registration will commence at 8.15am, the tour will depart Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at 8.30am and return at 4.00pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
About the tour
After three days of illuminating discussions and workshops, the study tour will give participants the opportunity to see examples of projects that link to Riversymposium’s themes of Water – Energy – Food in the Brisbane River catchment.
The tour will be friendly, fun and informative, moving across the floodplain that Brisbane is built on to see and hear about projects, collaborations and future plans.
- a large-scale, inner city stormwater harvesting system
- a parkland sustained by reclaimed water, treated via a created wetland
- Australia’s largest solar farm
- streetscape raingardens and one of Brisbane’s largest vertical gardens.
- from Brisbane’s kids about their efforts to wisely use water, energy and food
- the indigenous cultural heritage of Brisbane’s waterways
- highlights of Brisbane’s riverfront renewal
- about key waterway restoration projects in the local region.
- a CityCat ride on the Brisbane River
- local food from the region
- a short film and compelling exhibition.