Australia's Water Crisis: Will We Face 'Day Zero'?
With recent media reports outlining the looming risk of ‘Day Zero’, on 11 September, UNSW Engineering and the Division of Philanthropy brought together some of the nation’s experts to discuss how the ongoing drought continues to wreak havoc for tens of thousands of Australians and what this might mean for all of us.
Moderated by Associate Prof Lucy Marshall, a panel of industry experts including GWI Director Prof Greg Leslie, GWI International Advisory Committee member Rod Naylor, and Productivity Commissioner Jane Doolan was asked if NSW’s water system is ready for a warmer and drier future, and whether the government has the appetite to restructure the traditional approach to water services delivery.
Prof Mark Hoffman, UNSW Dean of Engineering, said “I was delighted to attend the third of the Thought Leadership series ‘Engineering the Future’ recently. It was a thought-provoking evening by a super panel. Some really good points were made about the need for well-informed planning to balance economic and environmental needs and a discerning vote of thanks by alumnus Emily Ryan.”
A podcast of the event is now available.