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Displaying from Wednesday, November 16, 2011
 November 2011
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 (...)
Wednesday 30
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Environmental Priorities -Valuing the Priceless Website | More Information
Few species can exist without interacting with others. When one species, such as the human species today, multiplies quickly it inevitably interferes with the food or water supply of others and encroaches on their habitats. By doing so it may damage or destroy some of the very relationships on (...)

 December 2011
Thursday 01
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Inaugural Community Forum - The health of the Swan River. Website | More Information
In response to growing public interest in the health of our aquatic ecosystems, the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia will now be holding a monthly discussion forum in relation to issues and questions regarding our water resources in Western Australia.

The (...)
Thursday 08
9:00 - LAUNCH - Building a future for Groundwater in Western Australia: : Celebrating the Western Australian node of the NCGRT Website | More Information
Building a future for Groundwater in Western Australia: Celebrating the Western Australian node of the NCGRT

The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is a co-funded Centre of Excellence of the Australian Research Council and the National Water Commission. This (...)

 February 2012
Wednesday 22
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Where will the food come from in a hotter, more crowded world? Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Distinguished Professor, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and Evan Pugh Professor, Penn State University.

The climate is warming. Water tables are falling around the world. Biodiversity is under ever-increasing pressure. The (...)
Monday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Special Seminar : “Growing our future - the challenge and promise of the desert! Website | More Information
The coastal strip of Israel is densely populated and suffers from all the common drawbacks of densely populated areas: air, soil and groundwater pollution; high land prices; chronic traffic congestions; urban violence, etc. The Negev covers sixty per cent of Israel’s surface but is home to less (...)

 March 2012
Tuesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - America's Water Crisis and what to do about it : Trepidation and Inspiration for Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert J Glennon, The Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.

Australia and the United States are both facing a water crisis. Recent and severe droughts, especially in Western Australia and in Texas, have (...)
Wednesday 07
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar(s), Mar7: : "Biochar and the nitrogen cycle: Unravelling the interaction" and "Pedogenesis in bauxite residue mud". More Information
The first Soil&Water Seminar for 2012, at 12pm on Weds March 7, will be a team effort from two PhD students from Soil Science/School of Earth and Environment: Dan Dempster will present his work on “Biochar and the nitrogen cycle: unravelling the interaction”, and Talitha Santini will present “Pe (...)
Monday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - Sustainable Development in Western Australia : How wealth inequality prevents it Website | More Information
Sustainable development (sustainability) can be defined as meeting needs of today in a way that allows future generations and the environment to meet there own needs. Over the past 30 years or so there has been an increase in the income gap between rich and poor, and it is hypothesised that (...)
Wednesday 21
7:00 - EVENT - Bike Week Breakfast 2012 : Ride your bike to UWA and be rewarded with breakfast More Information
It’s on again, the UWA Bike Breakfast. All UWA cyclists welcome. On Wednesday 21st March ride your bike to Riley Oval and be rewarded with breakfast catered by Uni Club. Breakfast from 7.00am until 9.00am. So cycle down to UWA and help celebrate all things cycling. Great prizes will be on offer.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Mar21: : "Toolibin Lake 2010, combining hydrogeology, soil physics, remote sensing and plant ecophysiology to explain the response to management interventions" More Information
The Soil&Water seminar on Weds, March 21st at 12pm will be given by Assoc.Prof. Ryan Vogwill, from UWA/Curtin/DEC. All welcome!

“Toolibin Lake 2010, combining hydrogeology, soil physics, remote sensing and plant ecophysiology to explain the response to management interventions. “
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Being an ecologist in Western Australia: Life in a biological wonderland caught in a minefield of polarized debates Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Richard Hobbs, 2011 WA Scientist of the Year.

Professor Hobbs studies the patterns and processes of life - species and how they interact, ecosystems and how they work - and how humans intersect with and affect these species and ecosystems. Working as an (...)
Wednesday 28
9:45 - EVENT - Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum : Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum Website | More Information
students/graduates in Agriculture competing for Young Professionals in Agriculture Award' ; winners will be announced at 1.45pm by Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Terry Redman

 April 2012
Wednesday 04
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Apr4: : "Developments in Australian Aid for International Agricultural Research" More Information
The Soil&Water seminar on Weds, April 4th at 12pm will be given by Emeritus Professor Alan Robson, as an invited speaker for Soil Science Australia. All welcome!

TITLE: "Developments in Australian Aid for International Agricultural Research"

Abstract: In the (...)
Wednesday 11
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Integrated surface water and groundwater modelling to support the Murray Drainage and Water Management Plan, south-west Western Australia Website | More Information
The Murray region in south-west Western Australia is characterised by a high water-table, sandy soils, wetlands of significance, and an extensive agricultural drainage system to relieve water-logging in winter months. Urban growth pressures in the region have led to the requirement of a Drainage (...)
Thursday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Social Entrepreneurship: Contexts and Challenges Website | More Information
The Centre for Social Impact (UWA), together with the Department for Communities, is delighted to present a public lecture with Dr Alex Nicholls. Dr Nicholls, one of the world’s leading thinkers in social enterprise and innovation, will share his insights on 'Social Entrepreneurship: Context and (...)


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