Creating the Future Together: Collaboration for Water-Wise Cities

Twyfords Collaboration

Target Audience

Project managers from cities, authorities and consultants, responsible for delivering complex water and planning projects in the urban and regional context. Decision makers responsible for strategy around urban and water futures.


This workshop will introduce participants to powerful frameworks for collaboration and provide the tools for applying the collaborative approach to complex multi-stakeholder urban and water planning contexts. Participants will learn how collaboration is being successfully applied to challenging water projects in Australia and New Zealand. Drawing on these case studies, participants will practice applying the collaborative approach to their situation.

They will leave the workshop with a new understanding of how to collaborate and some practical tools for immediate application to their projects. If working with others is important to your project success, this workshop is right for you.


Learning Objectives

-Apply the “Power of Co” collaborative governance framework to plan and implement their complex project.
-Use a tool to co-define the project with relevant stakeholders.
– Apply a complexity diagnostic to their project to determine whether or not collaboration is warranted.
– Plan and lean collaborative project groups, using the frameworks and tools to get results.
– Understand how new models of working can deliver outcomes on complex projects.
– Practice and model a collaborative mind set when working in challenging situations.