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Water for our cities
Declan Page (Research Group Leader, CSIRO)
Australia is a land of drought and flooding rains; our largest cities have in the past struggled with both. Cities expecting further population growth will need a variety of water strategies to manage into the future.
The Great Dying of the modern era
Professor Corey Bradshaw (Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology, Flinders University)
I will outline the evidence for the accelerating onslaught of human expansion and development on ecosystems worldwide. I will focus on the less-publicised erosion of ecosystem services and how they denude human well-being and prosperity.