Managing Fire and Water in a Changing Climate

Join ECU and UoP experts exploring how human activities contribute to marine pollution and threats of wildfires in Australia and UK.

Managing fire and water in a changing climate

27th October 2021 from 12.00 - 14:00 GMT (19.00-21.00 Perth time)

Join ECU and UoP experts exploring how human activities contribute to marine pollution and threats of wildfires in Australia and UK.

Our climate is changing due to human activities. In this public talk, join academic from, or associated with, the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences, University of Portsmouth, UK, and the School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia to discuss the impacts on our coastal and aquatic systems and how we manage our precious water resources.

Longer hotter and drier summers, caused by climate change, are increasingly a feature in both Australia and the UK with threats from devastating wildfires looming large. Join experts who will discuss their research and potential climate solutions to help restore fire ravaged habitats.

This series of public events hosted by the University of Portsmouth, UK and Edith Cowan University, Australia brings together university researchers, civil society leaders, and industry experts to debate and discuss big picture questions facing their disciplinary areas in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Illuminating local approaches to global challenges within specific disciplinary areas, this series of public events offers the opportunity to reflect on shared and divergent experiences in tackling local problems and to learn more about our exciting dual degree programmes that enable students to study in both the UK and Australia.

UoP speakers will be discussing the following topics:

Water management and pollution in the UK: Dr. Julia Brown (UoP), Dr. Sarah Reynolds & Dr. Linley Hastewell (Binnies)

Wildfires in the UK - Dr. Mark Hardiman (UoP)

ECU speakers will be discussing the following topics:

Introducing fires as a global problem - Dr. Eddie van Etten

Fire and water in a changing climate - Dr. David Blake

Climate change resilience planning -Dr. Kat O'Mara

To attend the event, please register below. This will be an online event and the webinar link will be sent to attendees prior to the event.

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