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water+wisdom symposium

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Drawing on extensive research by experts from India and Australia, water+wisdom / Australia India (1 December 2017 - 10 March 2018) presents a poetic dimension on ancient wisdom regarding water management in both continents, as seen through the work of visual artists, creative writers and researchers who have incorporated these issues into their work.

This international water+wisdom symposium provides an opportunity to be inspired, network and explore ideas about creative responses to ancient wisdom regarding water, from researchers and artists in India and Australia, including Parineeta Dandekar who has just received the Vasundhara Mitra award in the activist category this year for her work in river management, river rejuvenation and river conservation. Dandekar is currently the associate coordinator of the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People and is also the recipient of the Joke Waller Hunter environment leadership fellowship for the year 2009-2010.

Speakers including (India) Parineeta Dandekar, Coordinator, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People; Vibha Galhotra, Conceptual artist (Australia) Aunty Di Kerr, Wurundjeri Elder; N'Ahweet Carolyn Briggs, Indigenous language specialist and Boonwurrung Elder; Matthew Currell, RMIT Senior Lecturer, Hydrogeology & Environmental Engineering; Justine Philip, PhD Ecosystem Management, Museum Victoria Associate; Chris O'Neill, Water Resource Engineer; Dr Sandra Brizga, River Management Specialist, and artists Vicki Couzens, Glenda Nicholls and Carmel Wallace and Judy Watson.

Register to join us for this free event. Catering provided.

Caption: Cop Shiva, Water Agoras.


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