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Brave Flinders Research & Innovation Series – Liquid Assets


Tue 22 Oct 2019, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Flinders University Victoria Square, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide CBD, South Australia

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: events4pmt

Water is our most precious resource. It plays a crucial role in the very biggest issues that we face as a global community.

Drivers for future water quality and quantity requirements on the planet include: climate change, population growth, food access, energy generation, sanitation standards, health care, and environmental preservation. Additionally, water is a key priority for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

But what changes are needed if we are to meet the Earth’s future requirements?

Are global water reserves able to sustain the world’s burgeoning population? How will climate change affect our planet’s water resources?

Is it possible to meet our water-food-energy requirements in this changing context, whilst also protecting the environment?

Professor Craig Simmons, Director, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, and Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology will present on these topics and more at October’s Brave lecture.

Craig will discuss how we can address these problems and prepare for 2050, 2100 and beyond. He will demonstrate the important role groundwater and environmental research, management and policy are playing to provide solutions to current and future global water issues.

Water is everything. Without it we are nothing. Now is the time to act. In National Water Week, come and hear what you can do to prevent the well from running dry.