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2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series

2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series

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Join us for the 2022 webinar series where we will explore essential biosecurity themes: Prevent. Detect. Respond. Protect

About this event

The 2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series will explore a range of case studies, policies, initiatives and research from across the biosecurity system that work together to protect our environment, heritage and way of life from the impacts of invasive pests, weeds and diseases. Each webinar will be 90 minutes and include three speakers and 30 minutes of facilitated discussion.

Prevent

‘Prevention is better than cure’ is a phrase we’ve all heard before. It is relevant in many settings, especially biosecurity. If you have seen a diagram of the invasion curve, you will know that preventing a biosecurity incursion is always the best option . Over our first two webinars we will explore why prevention is important and provide some examples of the different activities protecting Australia’s biosecurity.

  • Webinar 1 - Thursday 31 March, 12:30-14:00 (AEDT)
  • Webinar 2 - Thursday 12 May, 12:30-14:00 (AEST)

Detect

‘What’s THAT?’ . We’ve all said it at some point. It could be something unusual, out of place or not quite right. When it comes to biosecurity, a ‘what’s that’ should never be ignored. It could be some sawdust and larvae burrowing out of that new dresser you recently bought. Or, it could be masses of weird yellow stuff killing off your backyard lilly pilly. Or, maybe that clustering raft of ants casually floating down your local creek? This webinar will explore ways in which we detect and why its an essential part of keeping Australia’s environment protected from pests, weeds and diseases.

  • Webinar 3 - Thursday 23 June, 12:30-14:00 (AEST)

Respond

When a biosecurity risk cannot be easily contained and the exotic pest, weed or disease is deemed to be nationally significant, biosecurity response agreements are in place to support effective and timely responses. For the environment, this agreement is called the National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement, also known as NEBRA. The NEBRA and associated biosecurity response activities help to reduce the impact on the environment, while aiming to eradicate or contain the biosecurity risk. This webinar will provide an overview of our environmental biosecurity response arrangements.

  • Webinar 4 - Thursday 4 August, 12:30-14:00 (AEST)

Protect

The environment is a complex living system where species and groups of species rely on one another to thrive. This natural balance works together to support us and our built environments too, including our cities and our farms. Biosecurity helps by limiting the introduction of harmful exotic pests, weeds or diseases that don’t belong. The environment is resilient, but growing pressures from climate change, natural disasters and human land-use has left it more vulnerable to biosecurity risks than ever before. A healthy environment is crucial to ensure a healthy us. These webinars will explore this relationship and our role in protecting it.

  • Webinar 5 - Thursday 15 September, 12:30-14:00 (AEST)
  • Webinar 6 - Thursday 27 October, 12:30-14:00 (AEDT)

Registration

To register your interest for the webinars, please click on the ‘Register’ button above and complete the registration form.

Please note: Registration does not commit you to attend all 6 sessions, however you will be emailed joining information and a program for each session as it becomes available. This usually occurs a couple of weeks prior to the webinar date. We recommend you put a reminder in your calendar for the ones you would like to attend.

If you have any colleagues that would like to join, please share this Eventbrite link to ensure they are registered to receive updates.

Important Privacy Notice Information

So that we can finalise your registration, please visit the Privacy Notice as we will need to confirm you have read and understand it.

2021 webinar series

Thank you to all who participated in last year's webinar series. For recordings, presentations and more information about the 2021 and 2020 series, visit the 2021 Environmental Webinar Series HaveYourSay page.

Further information

For any other questions or information, please email the Environmental Biosecurity Office.

We look forward to you joining us! :)

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