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Environment Matters! is a series of traditional research colloquia and innovative cross-fertilisation workshops sponsored by Flinders University, School of the Environment. These colloquia and workshops will offer insights in contemporary research into environmental sustainability and security issues. Speakers and workshop facilitators will be drawn from a wide range of science and social science disciplines, as well as industry and the policy making arena. We have assembled experts from overseas, interstate and South Australia.

Attendance is open to everybody and you are most welcome. Suggestions for future speakers and workshop topics are also welcome.

Coordinators: Dr Udoy Saikia and Dr Graziela Miot Da Silva  

All welcome: Enquiries to Kaye Hampton Outreach Officer

Time: 3.30 - 5.00 pm (unless otherwise stated)

SEMESTER 2

  
Date / Venue  Speaker Topic 
31st July 2013
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Dr Rob Brander
UNSW
New approaches to understanding and mitigating the rip current hazard
7th August 2013
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Prof Graeme Hugo
University of Adelaide 
Water Matters in Australia :A Population Perspective
14th August 2013
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Prof Patrick Hesp
Flinders University 
Transgressive Dunefield Evolution and Dynamics in Brazil
4th September 2013
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Prof Darryn McEvoy
RMIT University
(Melbourne) 
Climate  Change Adaptation
11th September 2013
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Prof Graeme Dandy
University of Adelaide 
Optimum Sequencing of Water Supply Projects Incorporating Multiple Objectives  and Uncertainty

No seminar on 18th September 2013
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Dr Kirstin Ross
Flinders University 

 

Cancelled (to be rescheduled in 2014) and there is no replacement seminar.

My research year:  remote communities, gut worms, dogs and dirt 

9th October 2013
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Brendan Grigg
Flinders University 
Transboundary Environmental Governance  in the Murray Darling Basin: The basin plan and the Australian Constitution
16th October 2013
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Prof Guy Robinson
UniSA (Whyalla) 
Landholders and Climate Change : Insights from Formal Institutions and Communities of Practice 
30th October 2013
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Prof Zhongwei Zhao
ANU

 

The Impact of Extreme Temperature on Mortality 

6th November 2013
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Prof Jamie Shulmeister
University of Queensland
A 20,000 year history of water balance from Eastern Australia: Insights into climate forcing and human impacts
13th November 2013
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Prof Okke Batelaan
Flinders University 
Urban hydro(geo)logy:  challenges and approaches
 

SEMESTER 1

  
Date / Venue Speaker Topic 

1st March 2013 (Fri)
SILC Room 5

Professor Geoff Codd
University of Stirling, UK

Cyanobacterial blooms and toxins in Australian waters and beyond: From recognition to risk management
13th March 2013
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A/Prof Bear McPhail
ANU
Groundwater evolution in the Lower Murrumbidgee Catchment, NSW
20th March 2013
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Dr Simon Benger
Flinders University

Applications of Spatial Analysis and remote sensing to wa ter resources management
3rd April 2013
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4-5.30pm
Dr Donna Ferretti
Director,
Strategic Planning SA Govt

Integrating NRM and land use planning: Challenges and opportunities

10th April 2013
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Paul Pholeros
Director,
Health Habitat
Housing for Health - making change in the shad ow of myth and money
1st May 2013
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4-5.30pm
Cassandra Star
Flinders University
Changing the rules of the game: the new politics of climate in North America
8th May 2013
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4-5.30pm
Dr Constance Lever-tracy
Flinders University 
Climate change and the attribution of ex treme weather events
15th May 2013
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Prof Simon Beecham
University of SA 
The role of green infrastructure in healthy cities 
5th June 2013
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4-6pm
A/Prof Peter Nielsen
University of Queensland 
Watertable and salinity dynamics in beach es and coastal barriers
12th June 2013
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4-5.30pm 
Gour Dasvarma
Flinders University 
Human longevity in South Australia 
19th June 2013
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Brian Smerdon
CSIRO 
Assessing groundwater resources of Australia's Great Artesian Basin 

Programs from previous years may be viewed for your interest.
2011   /  2012