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Presentation at The University of Queensland

The Emerging Importance of Water in the 21st Century

Presented by International WaterCentre (Master of Integrated Water Management Program) and AIESEC:

Along with climate change, the way we manage water has emerged as one of the greatest challenges facing humankind in the 21st Century. This presentation by Dr Peter Oliver, Senior Lecturer with the International WaterCentre (IWC) in Brisbane, will reveal the face of water scarcity at a global and a local level and highlight the links between water and human health, food production, global trade and the health of ecosystems on which we depend for our existence.

From becoming involved in ‘World Toilet Day’ celebrations to learning how to calculate the ‘virtual water’ embedded in things we consume every day, the small group discussions that follow the presentation will allow participants to work with Dr Oliver and IWC Master of Integrated Water Management students to explore positive ways to respond to these watery challenges.


Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Seminar Rm 206,
Chemical Engineering Bldg (74),
University of Queensland, St Lucia campus

Catered lunch provided. Please RSVP by September 12.

More information 3123 7766.


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