PUBLIC TALK: Water and Society: How do We Achieve Social Transformation?
|Water and Society: How do We Achieve Social Transformation?
A cross-disciplinary forum.
The importance of water and its impact on society will continue to be one of the key challenges for future generations struggling with droughts, floods and the availability of clean drinking water. The need for cross-disciplinary strategies to deal with the global, financial, ecological and societal issues is the focus of this panel, which will explore the social transformations needed to support water sensitive cities, including community attitudes and behavioural change, governance and economic assessment practices, management systems and technological innovations. Developing a richer understanding of the underpinning social norms and behaviours will, along with scientific research, provide guidance on the reform of institutional rules and economic and regulatory frameworks for water sensitive decisions, policies and practices. The ultimate goal is to deliver policy tools and practical guidance that will facilitate the adoption of appropriate new technologies and social, institutional, regulatory and economic reforms that are mutually reinforcing, flexible and adaptable to different social scales and contexts.
This Forum is sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, the Centre for the Study of Social Change and the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at The University of Western Australia.
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