What will be the effects of climate change? What will be the water systems of the future? Desalinated or recycled? Dam or aquifer? Private or public? Join a panel of expert commentators on the challenges and innovations to come.
- Convener: Robyn Williams AM, Science journalist and broadcaster of The Science Show and Ockham’s Razor on Radio National
- Cynthia Mitchell, Deputy Director and Professor of Sustainability, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
- Gay Hawkins, Research Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
- Kaia Hodge, Manager City Futures, Sydney Water
Followed by a film screening:
Planet Water (1989)
Director: Louise Meek
Producer: Keith Bashford
Duration: 45 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!
Robyn Williams AM:
Producer/presenter of The Science Show on ABC RN since August 1975. Also, Ockhams Razor, since 1984. Latest book, to be published in March: In Love With Betty The Crow – the first 40 years of The Science Show. Visiting professor UNSW. FAA, AM.
Cynthia Mitchell, Deputy Director and Professor of Sustainability, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney:
Professor Cynthia Mitchell has a national and international reputation for her transdisciplinary work for economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the water and wastewater sector, with focus on the planning, governance, and management of distributed infrastructure and water and nutrient recycling systems. In 2015, Prof Mitchell was selected in the AFR and Westpac 100 Women of Influence, Public Policy category.
Gay Hawkins, Research Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University:
Gay Hawkins is one of Australia’s leading researchers into cultural engagements with the environment. Her most recent book is Plastic Water –published by MIT Press.
Kaia recently commenced this new role within Sydney Water; leading change in the way water is integrated into the fabric of our city to improve quality of life for Sydneysiders.
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