GWI Seminar: Water Stewardship

GWI Seminar: Water Stewardship

When: 
27 April 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Venue: 
AGSM Building (BLDG G27) - Hugh Dixson Theatre, UNSW Sydney
Global water institute research Tasmania

About the seminar

Water presents one of the major challenges facing humanity, and water stress will be a handbrake on the Asian century. With most surface water in our region allocated and groundwater depleting, water has both a human and an economic dimension. Traditional solutions have either run their course or are becoming prohibitively expensive, and new ideas are needed. Voluntary water stewardship is listed as one of the most significant new innovations in the water space in recent years, developed to engage water customers in understanding and addressing catchment water challenges. Implementation to date has shown water stewardship can deliver benefits to both industry and government.

This presentation will survey projects led by the international Alliance for Water Stewardship in the Asia Pacific region to engage water customers and public sector agencies in implementing water stewardship programs.

About the presenter

Michael Spencer is the CEO of Water Stewardship Australia and the Chair of the global Alliance for Water Stewardship. He is involved in implementing water stewardship through offices in Australia and China, through water stewardship networks in India and Pakistan and business partners such as Nestle in the Great Mekong. Michael has previously worked in business with BHP Billiton, NAB and BlueScope Steel; in the Office of the Premier of Victoria and, with the international Forest Stewardship Council. He is currently a Research Fellow in Business Law and Taxation at Monash University, President of the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network and a part-time farmer.

Admission to this seminar is free

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