The 6th Biennial Lake Eyre Basin Conference is to be held from 17-19 September 2013 with the theme Basin Voice: shared understanding and action for a sustainable LEB future and the Ministerial Forum is calling for presentations at the event.
The call is open for oral and poster presentations to address the conference theme and subject areas:
Naturally variable flow in rivers, floodplains, and waterholes
Water resources management
Regional NRM and adaptive management challenges
Biodiversity values, unique flora and fauna, and threatened species
Cultural strength and culturally significant sites
Invasive pests and weeds
Extractive resource industry impacts and management
Total grazing pressure
Tourism impacts and management
Submissions are due by Tuesday 30 April 2013 to Emma Ross.
The SA Branch Conference is one of the premier knowledge-sharing events on the local water industry calendar. The conference continues to bring together members of the water industry from around the state to discuss current trends and challenges being addressed in South Australia.
This year’s conference has the theme Way Out Water – Beyond the City and Into the Future and will examine the challenges faced in water management beyond the city and into the future.
Confirmed speakers include:
Jurg Keller, University of Queensland
Neil Palmer, National Centre for Excellence in Desalination
Tony Minns, Goyder Institute
Lee Morgan, Power and Water Corporation
Where: Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg When: Friday 17 August 2012 Time: 11:00am – 6:15pm
Established in 1980, ASPAB is a professional scientific society that aims to promote, develop and assist the study of phycology (the study of macro- and micro-algae such as seaweeds and phytoplankton) and aquatic botany (the study of aquatic plants) within Australasia.
The themes for this years conference are:
Phytoplankton & Oceanography
Progress in algal biodiversity
Interactions with the environment
Registrations open 30 June.
Abstracts due 30th August.
Hosted by the South Australian Research and Development Institute and The University of Adelaide, this conference will address the challenges of understanding the movement patterns of aquatic animals and their significance, featuring – Dr Steven Campana as international keynote speaker and numerous national keynote presenters.
Abstract submission and registration for the meeting are now open with details, including registration fees, provided in the registration brochure available on the conference website.
The registration form must be completed and either faxed or emailed to the conference organiser.
There are numerous travel grants and conference prizes for student members of either the ASFB or OCS. For details about eligibility and how to apply refer to the websites of both organisations.
Important key dates:
Closing date for abstracts: 1st May 2012
Notification of abstract acceptance: late May 2012
10 free passes are available to PhD and Masters students at Adelaide Uni for the CleverGreen conference and showcase.
To apply students must contact the Environment Institute by email, firstname.lastname@example.org with their contact details and the topic of their PhD or Masters. Applicants must register their interest by the 8th of February and will be advised of the outcome by the 12th.
The CleverGreen conference and showcase brings together researchers, government and business to examine and discuss green technologies, market opportunities and innovation for environmental sustainability.
What to expect.
Join South Australia’s leading Clean Technology innovators.
View the many South Australian products and services
that are helping the world to be cleaner and more environmentally sustainable.
Find out about the world-class research coming out of our Universities and research sector.
Hear internationally recognised speakers on investment and global trends in the Clean Tech sector.
Visit some of our best Clean Tech business operators and innovators through industry tours.
‘From Plains to Plate’ Conference, February 10-13 2010
‘From Plains to Plate’ will bring together community, business and government to discuss the issue of strengthening South Australia’s food systems in the face of intensifying environmental, social and economic challenges.
Speakers from a range of fields will discuss how local producers and successful government policies and programs can complement community action to provide accessible, healthy food and the skills to cultivate resilient communities. The convergence will examine food and agriculture through a number of streams, including urban planning and growth, agriculture and the environment, public health and food access, education and sustainability, and economics and policy.
‘From Plains to Plate’ will bring together great minds and great ideas to produce a vision that will pave the way for making healthy and sustainable food systems a reality in South Australia.