Call for presentations – Lake Eyre Basin Biennial Conference

LEB Conference Sept 2013The 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.

Further information relating to document preparation and submission is available in the following documents:
LEB 2013 Conference Presentation Submission Form
LEB 2013 Conference Call for Presentations

Information about the Conference can be found on the LEB Conference website.

SA Branch Conference 2012 – Event

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

Register for the conference
Download the brochure

Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany Annual Conference

The 2012 Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany (ASPAB) Conference will be held at the University of Adelaide, from 12-15 November 2012.

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
  • Submerged angiosperms
  • Interactions with the environment

Registrations open 30 June.
Abstracts due 30th August.

Download the Conference poster

More information can be found on the ASPAB website.

Australian Society for Fish Biology and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society – Joint Conference and Symposium

The Australian Society for Fish Biology and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference and Symposium will be held in Adelaide on 15-18 July 2012.

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.

The Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) and the Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (OCS) are two independent organisations that aim to promote research, education and management for different groups of aquatic animals throughout the Oceania regions.

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

Early bird registration deadline: 31st May 2012

For more information visit the conference website.



10 free passes to CleverGreen

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, 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.
  • Enjoy world class food, wine and hospitality.

‘From Plains to Plate’ Conference, February 10-13 2010

‘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.

For more information please visit