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 July 2013
Wednesday 17
16:00 - EVENT - CWR Presents : Spectral detection of stress-related pigments in Samphires of Western Australia Website | More Information
Wetlands in north-western Australia have significant national and international value since they sustain a large number of endemic Samphire, species growing under saline, waterlogged, and dry conditions. We investigate the ecophysiological aspects of these succulent species using a combination of (...)
Thursday 18
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Reaching new heights: antioxidants in wheat : 10 years of research on how to enhance levels of antioxidant compounds in wheat Website | More Information
Cereals typically are not considered as dietary sources of antioxidants even though they can compare well with some berries known for their high antioxidant content. Wheat antioxidant levels vary substantially –even within a cultivar– across years and geographic location. Learning how to enhance (...)
Tuesday 23
18:00 - ALUMNI EVENT - The 2013 George Seddon Lecture : Is Central Perth Getting Better? – A View from Seddon Perspectives Website | More Information
The Annual George Seddon Lecture series will be presented this year by Peter Newman, John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University.

The lecture will present perspectives on the liveliness, greening, residential qualities, regeneration projects, foreshore and (...)
Wednesday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Identifying performance benchmarks in Ghanaian agriculture through efficiency analysis. Website | More Information
Agricultural production in Ghana is mainly carried out by smallholder farmers on a subsistence basis. Smallholders constitute about 95% of the farming population and produce 80% of the annual output.

This study investigates the level of technical efficiency of farms using a sample of 294 (...)

 August 2013
Tuesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Australian agriculture and global food security : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Winthrop Professor Kadambot H.M Siddique, AM FTSE, Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture.

Cost: Free, Register: http://2050food.eventbrite.com.au/#

Australia is currently a net food exporting country and about 70% of the food produced is exported. The (...)
Sunday 11
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2013 Open Day : Join us for our Centenary Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities (...)
Monday 12
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Lifting Africans out of poverty : an overview of the strategy and activities of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Website | More Information
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) sets clear targets: by 2020 its research efforts will have contributed to lifting 11 million Africans out of poverty and to restoring 7.5 million hectares of land into sustainable use. IITA's Deputy Director General for Research, Prof Ylva (...)
Wednesday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : An Impressionist Account of Water Pollution in China with Allusions to Mel Gibson’s Apocalyto. Website | More Information
After presenting a brief introduction and overview (based mainly on journalistic and secondary source articles), I rapidly show a succession of mostly web images picturing China's water pollution.

Stills from Mel Gibson's movie Apocalyto are gradually introduced to weave a comparison (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - From Continental to Regional: transforming the scales of climate projection : The 2013 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Andrew J. Pitman, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales.

The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in 2007, stated that there is “considerable confidence that climate models provide (...)
Wednesday 28
7:00 - SEMINAR - Meeting Industry Challenges Through Innovation - FLNG and shale gas : Doug Buckley, VP Commercial Shell Australia and BHP Billiton Chair Peter Hartley discuss Website | More Information
As the Australian LNG sector continues to grapple with productivity challenges, Doug Buckley, VP Commercial Shell Australia, will talk about the role innovation has to play in keeping Australia competitive in the global gas market, and attracting future investment.

Peter Hartley, BHP (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Water Supply System Planning - SUMMARY Website | More Information
This seminar will give an overview of the water supply planning in Western Australia. There are two main components of planning water supply systems:

SOURCE PLANNING

Source planning involves the selection of a water source to supply an area. From a technical point of (...)
Thursday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - Water Sensitive Cities Seminar Series - August 2013 : The inaugural seminar of the Water Sensitive Cities Seminar Series for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (Western Region). More Information
Scope: How do you creatively plan for a population of 62 million by 2100? Australia’s current major city planning frameworks only account for an extra 5.5 million people. Whether we want a ‘Big Australia’ or not, Australia’s 21st century is likely to see rapid and continual growth – if we want (...)

 September 2013
Monday 02
13:00 - EVENT - Blood Service mobile to visit to UWA 2 - 5 September : Call 13 95 96 to book an appointment to donate blood. More Information
The Blood Service mobile unit will be located at the UWA Crawley campus 2 - 5 September and has many appointments available. To make an appointment call 13 95 96 or visit donateblood.com.au Every blood donation can save three lives and only takes one hour of your time.
Tuesday 03
9:00 - SEMINAR - Soil: Natural Capital Delivering Valuable Ecosystem Services : Seminar and Masterclass Website | More Information
The natural-capital concept integrates economic thinking with ecological principles by considering nature’s stocks of materials and energy as capital. Nature comprises an assemblage of natural capital stocks, and they, in connected sum, form our ecological infrastructure. Soil is a key component (...)
Wednesday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Changes in phytoplankton biomass due to diversion of an inflow into the Urayama Reservoir Website | More Information
The three-dimensional hydrodynamic Estuary, Lake and Coastal Ocean Model (ELCOM) coupled with the ecological Computational Aquatic Ecosystem DYnamics Model (CAEDYM) was applied to Urayama Reservoir in order to examine the effect of an inflow bypass on the water quality in the reservoir. The (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is 'more efficient' food production in conflict with animal welfare? : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Marion Stamp Dawkins, Professor of Animal Behaviour, University of Oxford.

Cost: Free, but RSVP required. Register online: http://2050food2-eorg.eventbrite.com.au/#

Greater efficiency may for some people be an obvious goal for providing food security for an (...)
Thursday 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar Series: "Applications of Powder Diffraction in the West Australian Minerals Industry" - Dr Robert Hart More Information
W.A. has an economy that is highly dependent on mining and minerals processing. The state, which covers the western third of the Australian continent, has a population of only 2.3 million people (10% of Australia’s total), but is responsible for 46% of Australia’s total exports and 58% of mineral (...)
Wednesday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : WIR – extract your own water data!! Website | More Information
The DOW owns and operates an extensive network of monitoring bores and gauging stations throughout Western Australia and also holds copious amounts of data collected on a project-by-project basis. Each year the Department services around 3,000 water data requests through a process which is entirely (...)

 October 2013
Tuesday 08
12:00 - EVENT - Bike Rider Barbecue : The Environment Department's putting on a free barbecue for bike riders. Bring your helmet down and get a free sausage! More Information
The Environment Department's putting on a free barbecue for bike riders. Bring your helmet down and get a free sausage!

17:00 - MEETING - Environment Department Meeting : The Environment Department meets every 2 weeks to work on projects and get stuff done! If you would like to get involved with us, come along and say hi! More Information
The Environment Department meets every 2 weeks to work on projects and get stuff done! If you would like to get involved with us, come along and say hi!

Major discussion points this week: Student Paper Avoidance Strategy Chasing Ice Film Night Disposable packaging survey Usual project (...)


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