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Displaying from Tuesday, May 27, 2014
 May 2014
Tuesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - Measuring Environmental Exposures: Applications to Health Research Website | More Information
Dr Amanda Wheeler joined the School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science at Edith Cowan University as a Senior Research Fellow in August 2013. Prior to this, Dr Wheeler was a Research Scientist with Health Canada where her research included personal exposures to air (...)

 June 2014
Wednesday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Climate change adaptation: water conservation and crop production in south-western Australia and the Loess Plateau of China : this seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Climate simulation models suggest that mean temperatures on the Loess Plateau of China will increase by 2.5 to 3.75°C by 2050, while those in the cropping region of south-west Australia will increase by 1.25 to 1.75°C. The rainfall in south-west Australia rainfall is predicted to decrease by 20 to (...)
Thursday 05
13:30 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase - Frontiers in Agriculture : 9 PhD students present their diverse agriculture-related research Website | More Information
The Institute of Agriculture's annual Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their research. This year, nine presentations covering a wide range of disciplines will highlight some of the research and progress underway at UWA in the area of (...)

 July 2014
Wednesday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Reconstructing ecosystems: the microbial ecology of bauxite residue rehabilitation. : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
One of the best strategies for long-term management and potential in situ remediation of bauxite residue held in storage facilities globally is through vegetation establishment (often termed phytostabilisation). Sustainable vegetation growth on bauxite processing residues involves the (...)
Wednesday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - PERTH PUBLIC TRANSPORT PATRONAGE: MID-TERM TRENDS AND CURRENT SITUATION : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
In the past months there have been several claims about the declining figures in the public transport patronage. This seminar envisages analysing public transport trends over the last decade using Perth Transport Authority (PTA) datasets. Through this analysis, the aim is to determine the validity (...)

 August 2014
Tuesday 05
18:30 - EVENT - Water for Society Website | More Information
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 (...)
Wednesday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - Can we decrease turbidity by constructing an artificial shallow area in a lake? : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Lake Shinji is a brackish shallow lake in Japan. Its surface area is 86.8 km2 and the average water depth is 4.5 m. In 2001 the Japanese government (MLIT) started a project to construct an artificial shallow area around the shoreline where concrete embankments had been constructed and the water (...)
Friday 22
13:00 - EVENT - RESCHEDULED: ‘Making the Links’ Roundtable: Building Research Teams and Partnerships in the Humanities and Social Sciences : Learn how to develop multi-partner projects and build collaborative relationships from some of UWA's leading ARC Linkage winners. More Information
Some of the University’s most successful ARC Linkage grant winners from the Faculties of Arts, Business, Education and Law will come together to discuss how they developed multi-partner projects and built collaborative relationships both within and outside academia. Members of the Research (...)

 October 2014
Tuesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Conservation and Restoration in the Anthropocene Website | More Information
A public lecture by Tim Seastedt, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado.

Conservationists are faced with managing for environmental changes they cannot control. Ecosystems now experience longer growing (...)
Sunday 12
8:00 - STUDENT EVENT - University Bicycle Club Rolling Weekender 2014 : A 120km ride from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin along Caves Road. Website | More Information
A unique cycling event for UWA students. It involves a two night stay in Dunsborough, a amazing scenic ride as part of the SWCC Lighthouse to Lighthouse and a lot of fun. More details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/369319776532800/

From the LTL organisers: Fundraising for South West (...)
Wednesday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - Long-term ecosystem development and terrestrial plant diversity : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Over tens of thousands of years, soils gradually lose plant nutrients, especially phosphorus (P). This long-term process of soil formation, which strongly influences vegetation and ecosystem processes, can only be studied by using natural gradients of soil age – also called ‘soil chronosequences’ (...)

 November 2014
Wednesday 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - Groundwater Regulation in a Drying South West : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
The south west of Western Australia has experienced a significant decline in rainfall since the mid-1970s, and further reductions are expected due to human-induced climate change. Increased groundwater extraction has helped meet water demand, but has tested the capacity of groundwater laws to keep (...)
Saturday 08
13:00 - SCREENING - Free Human Rights Films : Free awarding-winning films about human rights in China Website | More Information
At 1:00pm "Transcending Fear, the Story of Gao Zhisheng" will be screened.

Born in a cave with only stars to tell time, Gao Zhisheng overcomes incredible odds to become one of China’s top attorneys. The people call him “the Conscience of China.” But then, in the eyes of the (...)

 March 2015
Wednesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Transport and Storage of CO2 and why it’s not the same as Oil and Gas Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Professor Roland Span, Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum will highlight how models developed for oil and gas applications are deficient for many important Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) applications. He will discuss new models for predicting (...)
Tuesday 17
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - The Smartest Targets for the World : Public lecture with Bjorn Lomborg More Information
The UN, with its 2015-2030 process, is going to set the global goals for the next 15 years in September, following the success of the Millennium Development Goals. Since these could end up determining a large part of the periods $2.5 trillion development aid, it is important we pick targets more (...)
Wednesday 18
7:00 - EVENT - UWA Nedlands Bike Breakfast : Celebrate cycling as a great way to travel to UWA Website | More Information
The award-winning UWA Nedlands Bike Breakfast is the University's premiere bike event, held every year during BikeWeek. Cycle to UWA to enjoy a free, fully-cooked breakfast, give your bike a health check with our bike doctors and be in the running for some prizes.

Registrations are (...)
Wednesday 25
15:30 - STAFF EVENT - Grow your own vegetables at home : A free seminar for UWA staff and affiliates Website | More Information
Like the idea of enjoying home grown fresh produce?

Hear from gardening professional Steve Wood about growing organic vegetables at home. Steve will also discuss some of the issues surrounding commercially produced food and also imported food.

Steve Wood has owned and managed (...)

 April 2015
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Sustainable Suburbs? Best practices from Canada Website | More Information
This lecture by David Gordon, Director of the Queen's University School of Urban and Regional Planning will present current practice in better design and redevelopment of suburban areas, extensively illustrated with examples from across Canada provided by the Council for Canadian Urbanism.


 May 2015
Wednesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Building liberal resilience? A critical view from developing Asia Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography at the National University of Singapore, will argue that 'liberal resilience' plays into a growth-development-resilience 'trap' where economic growth has become a de facto synonym for development and, often, development a synonym for (...)
Monday 18
19:00 - FUNDRAISER - Fundraising Auction for Nepal Earthquake Apeeal : Let's join hands in providing help to the people of Nepal who have suffered an earthquake of 8 magnitude. More Information
The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April has already claimed the lives of more than 7,000 people with an estimated eight million people affected. The Red Cross is at the forefront of the international response, sending shelter and water and sanitation specialists, setting up (...)


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