Past events

Fenner School of Environment and Society past events.

16
Mar
2020
1pm 16 March 2020
By Phaothai Sin-ampol

PhD Mid Term Review for Phaothai Sin-ampol

12
Mar
2020
6pm 12 March 2020
By Karen Pon (Bureau of Meteorology) and Professor Tony Jakeman (ICam)

Join the ACT Branch of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) for a pizza night and listen to some fantastic speakers.

11
Mar
2020
9.30am 11 March 2020
By Quentin Grafton, Australian National University, Anita Milman, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ehsan Nabavi, Australian National University, Sarah Loudin, IRSTEA, France, Jamie Pittock, Australian National University and Phil Saksa, Blue Forest Conservation, California

In the water management context, innovation could mean different things to different policy settings and different geographies. This workshop aims to understand what counts as innovative knowledge, practice, and solution in the context of water management, and what that means for tackling radical change.

10
Mar
2020
9.30am 10 March 2020

This mini-symposium is aimed at exploring the issue of facilitating innovation in water policy and management in the context of bushfires.

05
Mar
2020
12.30pm 5 March 2020
By Associate Professor Sango Mahanty

Join us to hear from Associate Professor Sango Mahanty on ‘The political ecology of microfinance’. A/Professor Mahanty will explore the tensions and complexities of microfinance in the context of agrarian change in Cambodia.

05
Mar
2020
10am 5 March 2020
By Soytavanh Mienmany

PhD Mid Term Review The rural households who comprise three-quarters of Laos’ population are moving from subsistence- to market-oriented crops, encouraged by both national policies to commercialise agriculture and Laos’ proximity to major Asian markets.

04
Mar
2020
9am 4 March 2020

This symposium style event will examine the ANU's research work in Africa, and facilitate interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

26
Feb
2020
3.30pm 26 February 2020
By Raktima Dey

PhD Final Seminar

25
Feb
2020
5.30pm 25 February 2020
By Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit

In this Jack Westoby Lecture, Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit will present some evidence about women in forest sciences, focusing on graduates and their professional life, perceptions and ideas for the future articulated by today’s female forestry students and about trends of women in leadership roles in forest sciences. She will draw from these to propose ideas for activities fostering women’s roles in forest sciences, in particular through international forest science networks.

13
Feb
2020
11am 13 February 2020
By Melanie Pill

Melanie’s PhD project looks at financing ‘Loss and Damage’ (L&D) from climate change in Small Island Developing States following the formal inclusion and recognition of the concept under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

06
Feb
2020
1pm 6 February 2020
By Dr Saideepa (Deepa) Kumar

In this seminar, Dr Saideepa (Deepa) Kumar will examine the environmental and economic challenges associated with agriculture irrigation in Tasmania.

05
Feb
2020
11am 5 February 2020
By Melle Nikkels (Wageningen University), Joseph Guillaume (Institute for Water Futures, ANU), Keith Thompson (Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative Limited) and Andrew McCallum & Alvar Closas (NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment)

This panel brings together researchers and from the Netherlands and Australia to share their perspectives and discuss their experiences. Case studies include an irrigation co-operative in the Murrumbidgee, projects in Tasmania, Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) in the Murrumbidgee, and water policy in New South Wales.

30
Jan
2020
4pm 30 January 2020
By Elle Bowd

Final Seminar from Elle Bowd

18
Dec
2019
1pm 18 December 2019
By Andrew Ross

In a world with increasing pressures on freshwater systems, sensible management of them is becoming ever more important. This presentation includes an overview of global Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) innovations for banking water and increasing water security and resilience to climate change, droughts and floods.

18
Dec
2019
11am 18 December 2019
By Gianluca Scortechini

HDR seminar - Thesis Proposal Review

12
Dec
2019
11
Dec
2019
11am 11 December 2019
By Tony Boston

HDR seminar - Thesis Proposal Review

19
Nov
2019
11am 19 November 2019
By Dr Josselin Rouillard

This talk will present some of the rules designed by these user groups and will discuss the extent to which the French model is achieving an effective control on agricultural extraction in coherence with the spatial and temporal variability of water resources.

19
Nov
2019
10am 19 November 2019
By Adam Cisterne

HDR - Mid Term Review seminar

13
Nov
2019
10am 13 November 2019
By Rachel Lowe

HDR - Thesis Proposal Review

12
Nov
2019
6pm 12 November 2019
By Professor Xuemei Bai (ANU), Dr Tayanah O’Donnell (Future Earth Australia), Associate Professor Timon McPhearson (New School, USA), Professor Thomas Elmqvist (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden), Professor Kate Auty (ACT Sustainability Commissioner), Mr. Noboru Zama (UNHABITAT, Nepal) and Dr Joel Gergis (ANU)

Transforming cities and infrastructure is a key prerequisite to achieve sustainable, resilient, and liveable society. This event will bring prominent international urban researchers and practitioners together with experts from the ACT to explore the challenges we face in our urban environments.

07
Nov
2019
5.30pm 7 November 2019
By Associate Professor Kurt Iveson

A memorial lecture will be held to honour the legacy of Prof Patrick Troy AC and announce the recipient of the Patrick Troy Memorial Prize.

07
Nov
2019
2pm 7 November 2019
By Elizabeth Coonan

HDR - Final Oral Presentation

05
Nov
2019
4pm 5 November 2019
By Jackie O'Sullivan

HDR - Thesis Proposal Review

05
Nov
2019
12pm 5 November 2019
By Dr Romina Rader (University of New England, Armidale), Dr. Saul Cunningham (ANU) and Dr. Sarina Macfadyen (CSIRO and ACIAR)

This talk will focus on the current state of knowledge in a range of Australian food crops and discuss how fundamental knowledge of pollinator community ecology combined with grower collaboration and expertise, are essential components in understanding the dynamics of pollinator-dependent crop production.

31
Oct
2019
1pm 31 October 2019

In this seminar, Dr John Dargavel will explore the seemingly impossible project of trying to understand how we experience the environment in our everyday life.

23
Oct
2019
11am 23 October 2019
By Matthew Gale

Thesis Proposal Review

17
Oct
2019
7pm 17 October 2019
By Professor Sophie Lewis - ACT Scientist of the Year (2019), Dr John Hewson AM - former leader of the Federal opposition, Minister Shane Rattenbury - ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Dr Imran Ahmad - Founding Director of Future Earth Australia, WWF-Australia Governor, former Director of East-Asia and Pacific at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Martyn Pearce - Asia-Pacific policy expert and Communications and Engagement Manager of the Crawford School of Public Policy and Professor Sharon Bessell, Director of Gender Equity and Diversity

ANU Learning Communities has been engaging in environmental discussions through the Great Green Debate. This year we ask: 'Should Australia Declare a Climate Emergency?'

16
Oct
2019
1pm 16 October 2019
By Rocky Harris, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK, Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and Environment and Hon. Assoc. Prof. Peter Burnett, Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law

This seminar will look at how accounts for forests, marine areas and urban areas have been developed and how they might inform various analytical and decision-making processes in United Kingdom. It will also examine what we might learn from the UK experience for the application of NCA in Australia.

10
Oct
2019
10am 10 October 2019
By Kate Harriden

Mid-term Review presentation

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