This was a big project done in partnership with CSIRO through the Northern Australia Irrigation Futures in Queensland. The Lower Burdekin area is one of the biggest irrigated areas in Australia and, working with the Water Futures Group, a model was developed for understanding the complexity of the issues and how to better make decisions across multiple organisations.
This was supported by the development of three prototype knowledge environments using dynamic content assembly around emerging themes of interest. The first was used by the team to hone concepts and understand the dynamics of technology supported discourse. The second was a pilot used by the Water Futures Group and project leaders to understand the possibilities for using different media, thematic access and community curation of content.
A third release was developed to provide a project focus as this was perceived to be the key to the sustainable contribution of content. The project was sadly killed off before a project manager network was established but the potential was plain to see.
Project: Lower Burdekin Knowledge Platform
Client: CSIRO, Northern Queensland Dry Tropic NRM
Focus: Decisions, Innovation
By: KT Studio