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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

NRM Conference speakers announced

NRM Regions Australia and the North East Catchment Management Authority will host the seventh annual Natural Resource Management Knowledge Conference from 17 – 20 November 2019 in Wodonga North East Victoria. An impressive line-up of presenters has been confirmed to deliver invaluable insights into the theme Creating Resilience through Natural Resource Management – how do we do it?

The three-day conference program for natural resource management features a range of Australian and international speakers, industry experts and panellists including:

  • Minister, The Hon. Sussan Ley, MP
    • Keynote speaker
  • Gretchen C. Daily, Director, Center for Conservation Biology Stanford University
    • Progress on the Call to Action
  • Dr Debra Parkinson, Adjunct Research Fellow Monash University - Gender & Disaster Pod
    • Understanding of the role played by gender in survivor responses to natural disaster
  • Gabriel Bani, Wagadagam people, Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait
    • Land – Language – Family

Participants will be developing an NRM Call to Action, hearing from change agents and learning about environmental biosecurity, the Murray Darling Basin Authority long term environmental monitoring, Indigenous land and sea management and a range of sessions.

Kate Andrews, CEO, NRM Regions Australia, said the 2019 Conference will appeal to a broad range of delegates.

“We’re looking forward to having people from around the country come together to share their knowledge and learn from each other.

“The line-up reflects the remarkable diversity of the work we do and the country we cover. We’ve designed this year’s Conference program with a broad line-up of speakers, workshops, panels, interactive sessions, R&D forums and fieldtrips that will deliver insight and networks.

“The Conference will also include the North East Water Annual Local Aboriginal Acquisitional Art Prize and Exhibition, giving delegates the ideal opportunity to engage with local Aboriginal artists and to showcase the strong creative community existing in the region.”

“We’ve allowed further time in the program for networking and included a number of informative fieldtrips across the region - on top of the comprehensive program of keynote addresses and interactive workshops.”

The 2019 NRM Knowledge Conference will be held in Wodonga on 17 – 20 November 2019, in stunning North Victoria.

Registrations are open. For further information and to register visit nrmregionsaustralia.com.au

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