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2019 GAWA Conference: Western Australian Geography Curriculum: 'Enriching G...

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112 Melville Parade

Como, WA 6152

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DAY 1

Keynote address: Global environmental change in our backyard: An amazing 60,000-
year story of human-environmental interaction and climate change
Link to Year 12 Unit 3 - Global Environmental Change – Depth study: Global climate change and changes in land cover
Keynote Speaker: Dr Nikolaus Callow
University of Western Australia: School of Agriculture and Environment;
Using Australian examples set within the context of global climate change, this keynote address will cover three examples of the evidence for climate change from human history and recent geological time, including:
• Anthropogenic forcing of mid-latitude systems, highlighting shifting rainfall in the SW of WA in the last half-century
• Reconstructing the paleoclimate over the last 2,000 years using evidence from cave stalagmites in the Australian Alps, a marginal system that is sensitive to climate forcing
• 60,000 year story of people, global environmental change & climate variability in the Pilbara & Kimberly, highlighting the intersection of ancient rock art with new technology
The keynote address will also highlight adaptation and mitigation strategies for global climate change, drawing on impacts on land cover, and how human activities have adapted to global climate change.

Keynote address: Adaptation to environmental change in multi-hazard environments:
Case studies from the Mekong River region and the South Pacific
Link to ATAR Year 11 Unit 1 & GENERAL Year 12 Unit 3 - Natural and Ecological Hazards and Year 10 Environmental change & management.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Natasha Pauli
University of Western Australia: School of Agriculture and Environment.

Keynote address will discuss:
How environmental change is altering the frequency and intensity of natural hazards such as flooding, storm surge, droughts, and cyclones
• The adaptation strategies used by local communities to live in regions that are physically vulnerable to multiple natural hazards
• Recent research undertaken in two vastly different socio-cultural and agro-ecological settings – Cambodian villages along the Mekong River, and the Ba River region of Fiji.

DAY 2

Keynote address: Australia's Decadal (Strategic) Plan for Geography
Geography Shaping Australia’s Future
Link to Years 7-10 HaSS, Years 11 and 12 Geography
Keynote Speaker: Dr Kristen Martinuss
University of Western Australia; School of Agriculture and Environment
Launched on 22 November 2018 at the University of Sydney, Keynote address will outline the significance of Geography. Shaping Australia’s Future.
Produced by the National Committee for Geographical Sciences under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Science, Geography Shaping Australia’s Future, is the decadal
plan for Geography in Australia.
This strategic plan, explains the contribution that geography makes to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Australians and Australia through research, education,
training, skills, expertise and engagement with industry and the community.

Keynote address: Planning Brutopian Perth:
Urbanisation, suburbanisation and multiculturalisation, and the
challenges/opportunities for urban sustainability
Link to Year 12 Unit 4 - Planning Sustainable Places – Perth
Keynote Speaker: Dr Paul Maginn
University of Western Australia; School of Agriculture and Environment
Keynote address will discuss the changing face of (sub)urban Perth, as it morphs from country town to globalising city.
Taking urban sprawl as an overarching theme, the keynote will focus on challenges for housing, socio-spatial inequality, social inclusions and exclusions, and changing
demographics in Perth, with some comparisons drawn between other major urban and regional centres in Australia.

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