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2017 UQ Water Forum

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Global Change Institute

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Saint Lucia, QLD 4067

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The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute (GCI) and Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) are jointly holding the fourth annual Water Forum on July 4 and 5, 2017. The over-all theme of the forum this year is: The Water Challenge: How can Australia step up?

The UQ Water Forum, a two-day, free event, seeks to foster collaboration, interaction and integration of water research within and beyond the University of Queensland towards interdisciplinary understanding. Last year's Forum attracted 36 speakers and more than 100 participants each day from all faculties and five institutes, as well as external government, industry and NGO representatives.

The program of the forum will begin with an Opening panel session at 1:00pm on the 4th July and will consist of a number of thought leader presentations and will call upon our industry partners to also provide perspective.

The program this year will conclude with the “Creating Champions” session. This session will begin with a UQ student showcase and then our Adjunct Professors, to serve as role models will join the students on the panel to discuss:

- What it means to be a water champion at all levels
- Hypothesise on the industry of the Future, specifically in relation to your respective current role; and
- What are the skills needed to address the emerging challenges for water

This year’s Forum will again include the showcase of UQ water research through lightning presentations around resolving water challenges within current and future research. Apart from the Opening Session, we will introduce a new dimension this year to include matching presentations from end-users or adopters of research and innovation. We would really like to showcase the pathways from research to adoption in this forum.

The forum will have four themes:

- The UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Water and Climate Resilience
- Water for Productive Economies
- Water for Smart Cities

The Forum will be held at the Global Change Institute’s 6-star sustainable flagship building at the St Lucia campus (Building 20).

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