Catchments Otago Symposium

‘Water, Biodiversity, People’

Monday 9th April, 2018
St Margaret’s College, University of Otago, Dunedin
8.45am start - 5.30pm (8.30am arrival requested)

Register your attendance via the form below - extended to March 20th, 2018.

Draft programme available here.

The University of Otago Research Theme Catchments Otago, a multi-disciplinary theme exploring approaches for sharing natural resources that consider environmental, social and economic outcomes, is hosting a day long symposium focussing on Water & Biodiversity, Water & Society, Water & Health and Water & Movement. Speaker perspectives relating to the four themes will be presented during four 90-minute long sessions, with time throughout the day for fruitful discussions to explore topics raised.

The Organising Committee extend a warm invitation to interested individuals to attend the 9th April 2018 Symposium. Registration and attendance is free and refreshments will be provided.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Hon David Parker, Attorney-General, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Minister for the Environment, Associate Minister of Finance
  • Michael Baker, Department of Public Health, University of Otago
  • Mark Bryan, Managing Director VetSouth
  • Pat Garden, Otago Conservation Board Chairperson
  • Olga Pantos, Institute of Environmental Science and Research
  • Gretchen Robertson, Otago Regional Council, Deputy Chair, Councillor
  • Jean-Luc Payan, Manager Natural Hazards, Otago Regional Council
  • Jack Heineman, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury
  • Christian Zammit, Programme Leader Hydrological Processes and Water Resources NIWA
  • Ali Meade, Biodiversity Programme Leader, Environment Southland
  • Brian Turner, New Zealand Poet

Registration Form

Please contact Catchments Otago directly if you have not received a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Name *
Approval for contact email to be included in Symposium booklet *
Please indicate your preference.
Approval for pdf of slides to be made available afterwards on the Catchments Otago website *
Approval for video recording of presentation for possible use on Catchments Otago website and social media accounts *
Please indicate whether or not you approve the recording of your talk
Please include any dietary requirements you may have. E.g. Dairy, nut or Vegetarian, etc.