Environment & Water

RELATED United Nations Environment and water GOALS

Nature is under pressure worldwide. Community expectations for how we manage, protect and regulate our social and economic interactions with the environment is on the rise

New technologies – like AI, analytics, geospatial analysis, sensor systems, semantic data – are creating fresh understanding of the condition, biodiversity, function and structure of ecosystems and the cumulative impacts of development, conservation and regeneration

Governments, business and international governance bodies are shifting to transformative ways of valuing nature, with new models for environmental accounting, disclosures and risk assessment transforming society’s relationship with natural capital

Links are being made between the environment and other policy areas – such as social wellbeing, human health, economic markets and agricultural sustainability – that widen the scope of our environmental systems

Climate change is reframing the governance and regulation of water, from perennial, catchment and basin to coastal and oceanic, and new balance points are being sought in response to opportunities like blue carbon, pressures like droughts and floods, and imperatives like habitat and biodiversity conservation

Innovative models that reward stewardship and regeneration are moving from speculative to embedded ways of creating environmental gains

Research programs are pivoting to new models, with a more holistic focus, greater community and First Nation engagement, and new ways of collecting, sharing and making meaning out of environmental, ecological and hydrological data

Environment and Water Impact Themes
RELATED United Nations Environment and water GOALS

How we help

Responding to environmental and water opportunities, challenges, pressures and needs is wickedly complex, and the need to do so well has never been more urgent.

At ThinkPlace, we can help you co-design:

  • New and changing environmental programs – be they in the research, regulatory or ESG spaces, where the need for economic and social value is delivered within a broader framework of environmental protection and ecological conservation
  • Environmental policy, in a way that strongly engages stakeholders – from industry and landholders to communities, conservation organisations and traditional custodians
  • Environmental digital systems, enabling better planning, case management, compliance management and visualisation of environmental activity at every scale
  • Community engagement, creating strong understanding of needs, values and trust relating to environmental and water planning, development, protection and regeneration
  • Environmental data and its analysis and spatial visualisation, to create new data assets and data-driven insights that drive innovation, decision-making and monitoring
  • Sustainability transformations, helping organisations pivot to new postures that value natural capital and promote environmental sustainability

Learn more about how we approach Environment & Water