Watersheds - Conference tour itinerary

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A stunning array of internationally renowned academics discussing the cultural, social, historical and political significance of some of the world’s key river systems.

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Date:
Tuesday 28 November 2017 09:00 am until Friday 01 December 2017 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Kerry Nixon
csi@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Leading international and Australian scholars
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training
Cost:
$79.37 - $550

With access to clean water predicted to be a number one cause of conflict in coming decades, and river systems around the world under threat, this workshop aims to bring together leading international and Australian scholars to explore the cultural, social, historical and political significance of some of the world’s key river systems. Scholars will come from a range of disciplines and bring a plurality of approaches. We intend to address the challenges these systems are facing and identify common strategies to facilitate their future health.

Hosted by La Trobe University’s Centre for the Study of the Inland, this focused workshop will begin in Melbourne and then travel via coach to Albury-Wodonga, on the banks of the Murray River where our workshop will include a guided tour of the Murray River with an Indigenous guide. For those able to stay a further day, Professor Susan Lawrence will lead a field trip to the former gold mining town of Beechworth, a site of her large research project ‘Rivers of Gold’.

Conference itinerary

Tuesday 28 November

  • Indian Watersheds
    Keynote: Amita Baviskar Associate Professor, Sociology Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India
    Panel: Ruth Gamble, Sunita Chaudary, Haripriya Rangan
  • Chinese Watersheds
    Panel
    : Brooke Wilmen, Mark Wang, Yongping Wei
    Public lecture, David Pietz, Professor of Chinese History and the UNESCO Chair of Environmental History, University of Arizona, USA, commencing 6 pm

Wednesday 29 November

  • Bus trip through Yea to Shepparton, for lunch and discussion about water in the Goulburn Valley, then to Albury via Yarrawonga

Thursday 30 November

  • Morning River Walk along the Murray
  • Indigenous Water Uses
    Keynote
    : Virginia Marshall Principal solicitor of Triple BL Legal, 2015 Stanner Prize Winner
    Panel: Sue Jackson, Lorina Barker, Barry Judd
  • Cross-Cultural Water Use
    Panel
    : Susan Lawrence, Robyn Bartel
    Public lecture Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted, Eastern Washington University, USA Professor of International Affairs and Political Science; Co-Director, UNESCO Project in Water and Indigenous Peoples, at MAMA, commencing 5 30 pm

Conference Dinner @ Canteen, Albury 7pm


Friday 1 December

  • The Murray Darling Basin
    Keynote
    : Jamie Pittock, ANU, Director of International Programs for the ANU's UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance.
    Panel: Nick Bond, Emily O’Gorman, Ian Rutherford
  • Rivers of the Anthropocene
    Keynote:
    Mark Macklin University of Lincoln, UK, Professor of Fluvial Geomorphology, Head of the School of Geography and Director of the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health,

Plenary Session


Saturday 2 December

(optional field trip)


Registration Fees

Full Conference: Nov 28 – Dec 2

includes Conference Dinner, Cultural Tour, Field Trip to Beechworth Diggings, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, transfers to and from Melbourne

  • $550
  • $350 student/ concession

Four Days: Nov 28 – Dec 1

includes Conference Dinner, Cultural Tour, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, transfers to and from Melbourne

  • $500
  • $325 student/ concession

Albury Three Days: Nov 30 – Dec 2

includes Conference Dinner, Field Trip to Beechworth Diggings, lunches, morning and afternoon teas,

  • $450
  • $275 student/ concession

Albury Two Days: Nov 30 – Dec 1

includes Conference Dinner, lunches, morning and afternoon teas

  • $400 student/ concession
  • $300 student/ concession

Albury Two Days with no Conference Dinner

  • $250 student/ concession
  • $150 student/ concession
Melbourne One Day: Nov 28

includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea

  • $150
  • $75 student/ concession

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