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Displaying from Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 September 2011
Wednesday 14
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Masdar, World's First Carbon Neutral City? : Free lecture by Sasha Ivanovich More Information
Sasha Ivanovich has travelled to the UAE to study the amazing city of Masdar, hailed to be the world's first carbon neutral city. The lecture will be followed by drinks.
Wednesday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Keeping trees healthy in the Perth urban forest Website | More Information
Recent decades have seen a rapid increase in urban development throughout Perth. Such expansion has resulted in the unfortunate removal of large amounts of endemic vegetation.

The vegetation that is retained is often already predisposed to premature decline, and is further impacted (...)
Tuesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Farming on the Edge: What we thought then, what we know now Website | More Information
We invite you to join us for this final lecture by Kevin Goss in his role as head of Future Farm Industries CRC.

This public address is a reflection on the wicked, unintended consequences that can arise from rapid economic development, the high cost of government policy inertia to deal (...)
Wednesday 28
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : “Losing Our Endemic Sense of Place: Solastalgia in South West Western Australia.” Website | More Information
  We are living in a period of ecocultural disintegration. The complexity and diversity of culture and ecology (ecocultural diversity) is being removed and/or homogenised by powerful forces all tied to modernity, global development and now, climate change. In some respects we are now all in the (...)

 October 2011
Wednesday 05
16:00 - EVENT - UWA Postgraduate & Honours Expo 2011 : Post-grad courses, including those related to Sustainable Development Website | More Information
The Postgraduate and Honours Expo showcases a host of opportunities for further study.

Courses relateded to Sustainable Development include Geosciences and Hydrogeology, Urban and Regional Planning, Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Architecture, Landscape Architecture (...)
Tuesday 11
13:00 - FREE LECTURE - Can We Make Low Carbon Cities? : A guest speaker event with sustainability expert Peter Newman Website | More Information
Join Peter Newman, one of Australia's leading sustainability experts and Curtin's Professor of Sustainability as he discusses the possibility of a low carbon city for the future.

Peter has worked extensively in the field reviving and extending Perth's rail system, serving as the (...)
Wednesday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Hope for Humanity: Seeds of planetary transformation Website | More Information
It’s hard to maintain hope for the future of our civilization in the face of the flood of bad news in the media. But without hope, there is no hope.

It has been estimated that over a million organizations worldwide are working to change hearts and minds, create global networks of (...)
Saturday 15
12:00 - FUNDRAISER - Relay for Life @ UWA : The Cancer Council Relay For Life at UWA is a Guild Volunteering student run event for campus and community Website | More Information
The Cancer Council Relay for Life at UWA is a Guild Volunteering run event. In it's inaugural year in 2010 [email protected] raised over $100,000 for The Cancer Council and we hope to go above and beyond that this year. The event will be held on the 15th and 16th of October. We require as many teams and (...)
Tuesday 18
12:30 - OPEN DAY - 'Whole-farm Carbon Emission' Field Day : Showcasing programs related to on-farm green house gas mitigation and adaptation Website | More Information
The Field Day showcases the 'Reducing Emissions from Livestock Program' focusing on the measurement and modelling of emissions on-farm. On display will be the latest technology for measuring in-field emissions, with experts to explain how it works, as well as information about emission profiles (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Oct 18: : "Under zero-tillage, soil water content is poorly related to soil water repellency" More Information
The Soil&Water Seminar at 1pm on Tues, Oct. 18th will be given by Dr Margaret Roper from CSIRO, an invited speaker for Soil Science Australia (WA Branch). All welcome!

------ TITLE: “Under zero-tillage, soil water content is poorly related to soil water repellency”

----- A (...)
Wednesday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Towards a better understanding of aquatic environments: a real-time management system tool. Website | More Information
Recent advances in environmental monitoring and modelling have led to improved knowledge on how aquatic environments function. The Centre for Water Research at The University of Western Australia has developed a software suite, the Aquatic Real-time Management System and the Real-time Management (...)
Friday 21
8:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Managing for HEALTHY FORESTS Symposium : Discussion of research investigating effects of climate change on forests Website | More Information
The Centre of Excellence for Climate Change, Woodland and Forest Health brings together researchers from UWA and Murdoch University.

We invite you to participate in our Symposium: ‘Managing for Healthy Forests’ where scientists, environmental managers and community will come together to (...)

12:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Big Country, Small Flowers : Free public talk on art, landscape and Australia. More Information
Artist and lecturer in Visual Arts at Edith Cowan University, Gregory Pryor will talk about Sidney Nolan's, Flower panels [Paradise Garden series], c. 1968, in relation to his own attempts at articulating the Australian flora and landscape.
Wednesday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Simple mathematics: unexpected outcomes. Website | More Information
Primarily on continuum mechanics problems that  arise out of  industrial contexts  where the objectives are clear cut,  and the results are usually of limited general interest.

Sometimes, however, the investigations lead to results that are both unexpected and of much broader and even (...)

 November 2011
Wednesday 09
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : "Recent developments in Human Rights in Australia" Website | More Information
Australia unlike most other parts of the Western world does not have a national comprehensive Human Rights law. However, there have been some recent developments in case law in Australia, based on a patchwork of Commonwealth and State statutes which indicate that there are at least some protections (...)
Wednesday 16
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : The contribution of soil N2O emissions to the carbon footprint of wheat and biodiesel production in Western Australia Website | More Information
Correctly accounting for soil nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions is necessary when assessing the carbon footprint of agricultural and bioenergy cropping systems. Although soil N2O emissions appear low in relation to N fertiliser inputs [e.g., 1.0% if Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (...)
Friday 18
15:00 - Colloquium - Towards a climate change scenario that is ecologically sustainable, fair, and welfare-increasing More Information
To resolve the climate change dilemma, many believe that a global emissions protocol must be negotiated with the aim of stabilising greenhouse gases at no more than 450 parts-per-million (ppm) of CO2-equivalent. But more is required than this to deal with climate change and to promote the broader (...)
Monday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Energy and Water for a Warm Crowded World : A free public lecture by Lord Ron Oxburgh Website | More Information
This lecture will discuss the challenges of population growth and meeting the growing needs for energy and water, while neither destroying the other ecosystems on which we depend, nor pushing the Earth’s climate yet further from the norm of the last ten thousand years, and moreover, to do this (...)
Wednesday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : The activities of the Bureau of Meteorology in WA, Website | More Information
Glenn Cook will describe the activities of the Bureau of Meteorology in WA, in the WA Regional Office in Perth, and in particular in the WA Climate Services Centre (CSC). 

His talk will focus on the Data Services, Climate Monitoring, and Climate Forecasting roles of the WA CSC, whilst (...)
Friday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Renewable Energy Powered Membrane Filtration for Water Treatment Website | More Information
The project is part of the vision ‘I have a dream: Safe drinking water for all children’. Each day about 4000 children die due to access to safe drinking water. Engineers have an important contribution to make to this problem through development of new treatment technologies, design of systems that (...)


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