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 February 2013
Saturday 09
11:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Corporate Social Responsibility in Business Website | More Information
What does corporate social responsibility really mean? And why is social impact becoming increasingly important? Join Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau as he examines the accelerating economic relationship between government, business and the not-for-profit sector in delivering social and (...)

13:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Developing Ocean-Based Solutions for Humanity's Greatest Challenges Website | More Information
Oceans can provide us with solutions to address some of our greatest challenges – to safely and sustainably deliver water, food, energy and bioresources. Hear about some of the innovative ocean-based research being undertaken at the Oceans Institute.

This includes environmental (...)

13:30 - PUBLIC TALK - UWA Future Farm 2050 : Hear about clean, green and ethical farm management and how farming can contribute to biodiversity Website | More Information
The population of the world is tipped to reach nine billion by 2050 and UWA is already working on developing the best farming methods to help feed that many people. Hear about clean, green and ethical farm management and what the University is doing in these areas, as well as how farming can (...)
Sunday 10
10:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Crawley to Kew and Back: Reflections of a Western Australian Botanist on Global Sustainability Website | More Information
Professor Steve Hopper AC moved to London in 2006 to be the Director of Kew Gardens. He spent six years there and led the organisation through celebrations for its 250th anniversary in 2009. He is a plant conservation biologist, best known for pioneering research leading to positive conservation (...)

13:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Providing World-Class Solutions to Humanity's Challenges : Meet a panel of UWA experts working to meet the challenges of climate change, feeding the world and reducing carbon emissions Website | More Information
Our global population will grow to nearly nine billion people by 2040 and the world must find solutions to challenges that include climate change, feeding the world and reducing carbon emissions. Through the Energy and Minerals Institute, UWA is often chosen for industry collaborations based on our (...)
Wednesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Water Accounting has been in development since June 2004 when the States and Commonwealth Governments signed the National Water Initiative. Website | More Information
Recent developments in water accounting include the release of:-

1. the Australian Water Accounting Standard,

2. a draft Water Accounting Assurance Standard for public comment,

3. a Water Accounting Framework for the members of the Minerals Council of Australia,

 March 2013
Wednesday 06
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Seconds from Disaster - Managing Mining Organisational Risk. Website | More Information
Organisational accidents are typically rare, catastrophic events that can occur within complex modern systems such as nuclear power plants, commercial aviation, petrochemical plants, aerospace, marine, rail transport and complex technological organisations such as banks and mines. It is generally (...)
Saturday 09
8:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Empower Camp : Meet people. Explore Ideas. Leadership Skills Website | More Information
Engineers Without Borders and Enactus have collided in an explosion of colour and magnificence to bring you Empower Camp 2013!

What: Meet like-minded people. Explore and discuss ideas around development, poverty, and social justice. Develop leadership skills. There will be workshops (...)
Wednesday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : The Spectacular Space Shuttle Era: My story, technical and personal Website | More Information
In January 1969, I arrived as a new emigrant to United States at a time of great excitement for adventurers like myself. Astronauts were about to land on the moon and there was much talk of plans for a new spaceship to be called the Space Shuttle. That plan looked surprisingly like the imaginary (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Abrupt Climate Change in the Arctic: Why should we care? Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Professor Carlos M. Duarte, Director, UWA Oceans Institute.

The Arctic is the least studied of all regions of the planet, but also that which has warmed fastest to-date and which is predicted to continue to do so along the 21 st century. While the Antarctic (...)
Tuesday 19
11:00 - EVENT - Enviro Fest '13 : UWA Enviro Fest aims to empower UWA students and staff to reduce their environmental impact, and increase their appreciation of the natural environment. Website | More Information
UWA Enviro Fest aims to empower UWA students and staff to reduce their environmental impact, and increase their appreciation of the natural environment.

Each year Enviro Fest provides opportunities to indulge your interest in the natural environment and learn more about sustainable (...)

11:30 - EVENT - Centenary gardening activity, as part of UWA EnviroFest : Help plant a garden bed of the UWA Centenary plant, the beautiful and native Hakea. More Information
Join UWA Horticulturalist Mark Corbett and UWA Friends of the Grounds in creating a Centenary planting on UWA grounds.

Native plant species, Hakea is the official centenary plant for UWA.

Mark and FOG will lead you in an easy planting activity where you'll learn more about (...)

13:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Tour of UWA sustainable gardens - part of UWA EnviroFest : Join UWA Horticulturalist, Sue Smith on a tour of UWA's sustainable gardens. More Information
UWA Horticulturalist, Sue Smith will take you on a tour of the sustainable gardens on campus. Learn about waterwise plant species, including succulents and natives, and the methods UWA uses to reduce its water use.

Please book with Trish Howard (of UWA Sustainable Development). Please (...)
Wednesday 20
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Does phytoplankton biomass in a reservoir increase in the future? Website | More Information
A water resource in the future is a great concern around the world. In 2009 the research area of "Innovative Technology and System for Sustainable Water Use" was launched by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). One of the projects is "Development of Well-Balanced Urban Water (...)
Wednesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS FOR WASTEWATER PROCESS MANAGEMENT–MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS. Website | More Information
Wastewaters treatment is an issue of increased interest during the last twenty five last years in Greece, particular considering the need to comply with the requirements of the European Union directive 91/271.

Although all participants in the decision making process generally agree on (...)

 April 2013
Tuesday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Are Seagrasses Drowning or Being Poisoned? Worldwide diebacks of seagrass ecosystems Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ole Pedersen, University of Copengagen and 2013 IAS Professor-at-Large.

Seagrasses suffer worldwide and we are not sure why. Should we care about it? This lecture will argue that we should indeed care, as seagrasses also protect against coastal erosion, they promote (...)
Wednesday 10
13:00 - EVENT - Food 2050 - The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2013 Industry forum : Join us for an afternoon of discussion about arguably the biggest issue facing humanity: how to feed nine billion people in 2050 without destroying the planet. Website | More Information
Building on the theme of the UWA Future Farm 2050 Project

The biggest issue facing humanity: how to feed 9 billion people in 2050 without destroying the planet. What science and technology is needed to meet this challenge?

Time: 1:00pm – 5:15pm followed by refreshments

Monday 15
8:00 - Service - Computer Waste Collection : Do you have computer waste waiting for safe disposal? Bring it to UWA's three-day computer waste collection event. All items will be recycled. Website | More Information
UWA is committed to reducing hazardous e-waste in landfill. Staff, students and members of the public are invited to dispose of computer and IT-related waste that is end-of-life ie irrepairable or redundant.

Accepted: computers, including laptops and monitors, printers, faxes, scanners (...)
Wednesday 17
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Exceptional Properties by Design - NiTi-Nb nanowire in-situ Composites Extending the Boundaries. Website | More Information
It is challenging to develop bulk materials that exhibit large elastic strains, low Young's moduli and high strengths because of the intrinsic trade-off relationships among these properties. On the other hand, freestanding nanowires have exceptional properties, such as ultrahigh elastic strain (...)

17:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - Improving salt tolerance in wheat: : Discoveries from the search for genes which reduce the rate of sodium accumulation in leaves Website | More Information
In this lecture, internationally renowned and highly cited plant scientist, Prof Rana Munns, will show how the combination of fundamental plant biology and targeted plant breeding can produce significant outcomes for crop production in saline soils.

Saline soils restrict plant growth in (...)


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