2017 Mann Lecture

Event status:

The evolving role of science in supporting the Basin Plan: from planning to implementation

Date:
Wednesday 18 October 2017 06:00 pm until Wednesday 18 October 2017 07:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe University events
hoc.aw@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Prof. Nick Bond & Dr. Jacki Schirmer
Type of Event:
Public Lecture
Cost:
Free

Balancing the social, economic and environmental outcomes of the Murray-Darling Basin plan remains a contentious issue among Basin communities.

While opinion is often divided, informed debate requires ongoing efforts to monitor and assess the outcomes of the Plan – both positive and negative – across environmental and socio-economic dimensions.

This year's Mann Lecture will include presentations from two speakers who have worked extensively on water related issues in the Basin, to consider these two perspectives.

Facilitator

Professor Katie Holmes
Director, Centre for the Study of the Inland, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University

Presenters

Professor Nick Bond
Professor of Freshwater Ecology and Director, The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre

Professor Nick Bond will outline the science behind the Plan as well as describing the monitoring efforts now in place to quantify the outcomes of environmental watering at key sites across the Basin, including the challenges of interpreting findings in such a highly variable environment.

Dr Jacki Schirmer
Associate Professor, Health Research Institute and Institute for Applied Ecology University of Canberra

Dr Jacki Schirmer will discuss the challenges of assessing social and economic impacts of water reform, including the often difficult process of reconciling often conflicting claims about impacts with available evidence, and the challenge of understanding the effects of water reform amongst the many changes occurring in rural and regional communities.


Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the lecture.

Map:

Main Lecture Theatre, Building 6

La Trobe Albury Wondonga

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