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The Aboriginal Cultural Value of Water

Kamilaroi water scientist Bradley Moggridge shares his knowledge

Produced by the City of Sydney

From arid inland areas to rivers and wetlands, water has been central to Aboriginal culture for tens of thousands of years. Join Kamilaroi water scientist Bradley Moggridge as he shares traditional knowledge and contemporary experiences of the driest inhabited continent on earth.

Followed by a film screening:
A Thirsty World (La soif du monde) (2012)
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Duration: 90 minutes

This event is one of the many public programs around H2O: Water Bar– a reflective, glassy glistening installation by Janet Laurence that allows you to sample a variety of water sourced from diverse regions of Australia.
Come and join in the conservation conversation!

Bradley is a Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation (North-West NSW) from a large and proud extended family. He grew up in Western Sydney and now lives in Canberra. He has university Masters qualifications in Hydrogeology from UTS and Bachelor qualifications in Environmental Science from ACU.

Brad is employed by NSW DPI Water as the Team Leader Aboriginal Water Initiative, and is honoured to lead the only dedicated Aboriginal water unit in Australia. The program aims to enhance the Aboriginal communities’ awareness of water planning and management and improve the capacity for water planning instruments to provide opportunities for Aboriginal people to better access water.

Brad has presented at the Australian Academy of Science 2015 and 2010, also the International Association of Hydrogeologists 40th World Congress 2013, was invited to attend the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists Master Class 2013, International River Symposiums – 2012 and 2014 and engaged with Maori Iwi and Water Scientists in Waikato NZ 2014.



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Saturday 27 February 2016 from 6.30pm to 7pm



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