The 2014 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Anas Ghadouani, Professor of Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia.
Throughout the history of humanity there has always been a strong link between water and society. The most successful of our past civilisations are the ones that developed a good understanding of water management. 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. In this lecture, Professor Ghadouani will outline some of the key challenges for water management in contemporary society. An articulated cross-disciplinary approach for achieving the best outcomes is especially required in a world where urban environments have been developing at a fast pace. Strategies to deal with overall change in economic and financial trends, ecological, environmental and climatic are essential for the future prosperity of our society.
This lecture will explore some of 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.
Cost: Free, but RSVP essential via http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/ghadouani
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