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June 2021

Maximising benefits of environmental flows through adaptive management

9 June 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar University of Melbourne

Environmental water is critical for improving Australia’s freshwater systems. But maximising the benefits from this water can be difficult as environmental responses to watering are often poorly understood. Adaptive management is a process for improving the effectiveness of natural resource management by learning from experience and using current knowledge to inform decision making. Multiple iterations of a ‘plan, do, learn’ cycle can lead to improved decisions and environmental outcomes. Adaptive management is mandatory under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, with several…

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Climate change and hydrological risk – a humanitarian engineering perspective

9 June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Register here. Location: Climate Change Research Centre, Seminar Room, Mathews Building 4th floor, UNSW, Sydney. Presenter: Dr. Fiona Johnson (Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - UNSW Sydney). Host: Climate Change Research Centre. Communities across the Global South have adapted to floods, droughts and cyclones over many generations. However anthropogenic climate change is expected to further increase these environmental pressures. Coupled with general trends of increasing urbanisation and large populations living in informal settlements, it is vital…

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Protecting the oceans to preserve the climate

13 June 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Webinar: French Embassy (UK) London, United Kingdom

Register here. As we head towards COP26, find out about the role our oceans play in climate change. About this event What is the role of the oceans in climate change? As we head towards COP26, our expert panel of speakers from France and the UK look at the urgent need to protect the oceans to preserve the climate. Organised by the French Embassy in the UK, the event will focus on scientific approaches to tackling climate change and protecting…

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A tale of two quasi-linear convective systems, their mesoscale structure and moisture sources

16 June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Presenter:  Dr. Stacey Hitchcock (CLEX and The University of Melbourne) Host: Climate Change Research Centre Much of the heavy and extreme rainfall in the Melbourne region occurs on days with linearly organized precipitation. These systems are typically convective in nature and frequently associated with cold fronts. Of course, not every linear (or quasi-linear) convective system (QLCS) leads to extreme rainfall. Those that do, tend to be larger and more intense, move slower, and have a greater degree of along-line propagation…

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Cleaning up with science

16 June 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch Building (134). Melbourne University., Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch Building (134)
Parkville, Victoria 3010 Australia
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Register here. How we’re using science to fix the mess we’ve made. From introduced invasive species to pollution and climate change, we’re now facing a lot of issues that society has created itself. This Dean’s Lecture will explore scientific solutions to anthropogenic problems, with speeches including: Saving urban platypus with smart rainwater tanks (& their owners!) Are toad-smart quolls the key to saving a species? Can we save our coral reefs? Building a toolbox for when greenhouse gas mitigation isn’t…

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President’s Conversation, Bearing Witness? – humanities teaching in a time of environmental catastrophe

22 June 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar: Australian Academy of the Humanities, 3 Liversidge Street
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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Professor Nigel Clark, co-editor of ‘Environmental Humanities Approaches to Climate Change’, recently commented that ‘bearing witness to the demise or death of what we love is now … an unavoidable part of teaching’*. Scholars increasingly document the emotional labour involved in work on climate change, but there has been limited attention to what this means for university teachers and students. In this inaugural President’s Conversation, Lesley Head will ask a panel of educators at different career stages how they approach…

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The 2021 Howitt Lecture: Coastal Resilience: How Landforms Cope with Changing Waves and Rising Seas

24 June 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 Latrobe Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$6.36

Our coast is a dynamic system. As the protective boundary between the land and sea it absorbs the constant energy it receives from waves and tides and in doing so creates the landforms on which people recreate and build. The forms we see on the coast today are the result of each interaction waves have with the seabed, averaged over timescales of centuries to millennia. To predict how the coast will look in a future dominated by climate change it…

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July 2021

Atlantic Pole to Pole: Climate Science 2 Policy

2 July 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Zoom link, Zoom link https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/741636156
All hubs, Australia

Side-Event: Atlantic Pole to Pole: Climate Science 2 Policy The side-event will bring together a true All-Atlantic perspective, pole-to-pole, combining projects supported under the Belém Statement and beyond. The goal is to address the question of "What kind of research priorities should be taken into account in establishing a framework for international collaboration in the next decades?" Therefore, the H2020 funded projects Blue-Action, MISSION ATLANTIC, TRIATLAS, SO-CHIC will showcase how they are addressing important research gaps and support  the uptake…

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Histories: Singapore’s Climate in the Past, Present and Future

13 July 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Library Board, Singapore, 1 Canning Rise
Singapore, 179868 Singapore
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Register here About this event Singapore’s climate is changing. We can expect it to continue evolving in the future with anthropogenic climate change and a changing urban landscape. With more frequent and intense extreme temperature and rainfall events as well as sea-level rise projected in the future, we can expect the environment we live in to change dramatically and for these changes to have knock-on effects on our lives. Find out more from Raizan Rahmat, Deputy Director at the Meteorological…

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Climate classrooms: Educational resources for teachers

28 July 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
UNSW Sydney, NSW Australia

Are you keen to work with Maths and Science teachers on developing teaching resources linking climate science to the secondary school curriculum? In this workshop, teachers and climate scientists will work together in small groups to develop a lesson plan that teachers can use in their classrooms to teach students how to analyse, interpret and represent climate data. We encourage PhD students to participate. For more information, see a write up of a previous workshop and contact CLEX Knowledge Broker…

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