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Water: Building Solutions from Indigenous Knowledge & Science

Join us this National Science Week for a panel discussion about Indigenous water rights, featuring three of Australia’s leading water experts.

When: Tuesday, August 13 2019. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Where: CSIRO Discovery Theatre
North Science Road, Acton, ACT, 2601
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/water-building-solutions-from-indigenous-knowledge-science-tickets-67865620899
Other: Wheelchair access
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Join us this National Science Week for a panel discussion about Indigenous water rights, featuring three of Australia’s leading water experts.

Light catering will be provided from 6pm in the foyer of the Australian Centre on China in the World and the panel discussion will take place in the Lotus Theatre from approximately 6:20pm. Free parking is available nearby after 5pm.

Dr Virginia Marshall is the Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow at the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance and the Fenner School of the Environment and Society. She is Australia’s leading legal scholar on Aboriginal water rights. Virginia is a Wiradjiri Nyemba woman and a member of the ANU Climate Change Institute, Northern Australia committee member; Expert in Water, World Economic Forum; and member of the Indigenous Peoples Organisation to the United Nations. Her book, Overturning aqua nullius: Securing Aboriginal water rights, was launched in 2017 with the foreword by the Hon. Michael Kirby.

Professor Quentin Grafton is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at ANU. In 2010 he was appointed the Chairholder, the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance. Prof. Grafton is Editor-in-Chief of Policy Forum.net, Editor of the Global Water Forum, and Convenor of the Geneva Actions on Human Water Security.

Dr Matthew Colloff is with the ANU School of Environments and Society and started his career with a PhD in medical entomology in 1985 at the University of Glasgow. Dr Colloff moved to Australia in 1994 to work with CSIRO on soil biodiversity and ecosystem function. In 2012 he shifted his focus towards adaptation to research on changing the ways that people think and act on adaptation to climate change, particularly on adaptation pathways and services and the interaction between values, rules, and knowledge in adaptation decision making.

Contact details:

Jill Browning
ACT National Science Week Committee
Email: actscienceweek@gmail.com
Phone: 02 6246 5214

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