Conference on “Water and climate: policy implementation challenges” in Canberra

The second “Practical responses to climate change” conference will be held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre from 1-3 May 2012. The theme for 2012 is ‘Water and climate: policy implementation challenges’. Speakers for the conference include Mr Phil Cummins from Queensland Floods Commission, Alastair Driver from the UK Environment Agency, Professor Barbara Norman from the University of Canberra, and Dr. Caroline Sullivan from Southern Cross University. The conference in the nation’s capital will provide a forum for presenting strategies for managing a variable and changing climate through the lens of the water sector. It will be an opportunity for policy makers, engineers, scientists, planners and academics to present, hear and debate the latest research and practice on water and climate policy implementation challenges in urban, catchment and coastal environments. High profile national and international speakers will be brought together with delegates from around Australia and the world for a series of plenary lectures and contributed papers that will ensure a vibrant and interesting program. Workshops will be included to allow a forum for debate of key issues and also presentation and discussion of the most recent thinking. Papers on a range of themes are invited for oral or poster presentation. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. To ensure you receive regular updates on the program and conference news, please add your name to the mailing list. Further information is available on conference the website.

Important dates of the conference:

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday 17 October 2011
Abstract Acceptance Notification: Friday 11 November 2011
Full Paper Submission Deadline: Monday 6 February 2012

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