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Water, Biodiversity, People Symposium

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‘Water, Biodiversity, People’

Catchments Otago Symposium

Monday 9th April, 2018

St Margaret’s College, University of Otago, Dunedin

8.45am start-5.30pm

(8.30am arrival requested)

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 for attendance is free and refreshments will be provided.

Confirmed speakers include:

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 Councillor
  • Jean-Luc Payan, Manager Natural Hazards ORC
  • Jack Heineman, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury
  • Christian Zammit, Programme Leader Hydrological Processes and Water Resources NIWA

Register your attendance by Thursday 15 March, 2018