[ASC-media] Time to Decide on Best Use of Water

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Mon Nov 10 17:42:24 EST 2003


MEDIA ALERT

TIME TO DECIDE ON BEST USE OF WATER

As the International Year of Freshwater draws to a close, what are the best
solutions to the economic, social, environmental, legal and technological
dilemmas and challenges facing Australia and its water resources?

The Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering is bringing together
eminent international and Australian specialists in critical technical and
policy areas to discuss this at their annual symposium “Water: the
Australian Dilemma” on Monday, 17 and Tuesday, 18 November at the Carlton
Crest Hotel, Queens Rd, Albert Park, Melbourne.

A press conference will be held at 10am on Monday, 17 November at the hotel.

Media are also invited to the panel discussion with all speakers and a
summation by Prof Peter Cullen, from 3.25pm on Tuesday, 18 November.

Speakers include:

Politicians:
The Hon Warren Truss, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Hon John Thwaites, Deputy Premier of Victoria and Minister for Water

International Specialists:
Dr Stephen Lintner, Environment Department, The World Bank
Mr Paul Gagliardo, Earth Tech Inc. California, USA
Mr James Perkins, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, South Africa
Mr Uri Shamir, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Key Australians:
Mr Brian Bayley, Managing Director, Melbourne Water
Mr Don Blackmore, CEO, Murray Darling Basin Commission
Dr Peter Crawford, Commissioner, NSW Healthy Rivers Commission
Prof Peter Cullen, Wentworth Group
Prof John Freebairn, Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne
Dr Lee Godden, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne
Prof. Paul Greenfield, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Qld
Dr Graham Harris, Chair, CSIRO Flagship Programs
Dr John Langford, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Aust.
Dr Graeme Pearman, Chief Scientist, CSIRO Atmospheric Research
Mr Blair Wood, Executive Director, National Land & Water Resources Audit

For speakers’ bios and abstracts, to prearrange interviews or to ensure you
receive press releases, please contact Cathy Reade, Media Liaison, ATSE,
0413 575 934, creade at squirrel.com.au  Further information and the program
can be downloaded from
http://www.atse.org.au/events/vicsymp2003/symp2003-background.htm

The ATSE  represents over six hundred of the country’s top specialists in
applications of science & technology and unites Australia’s most eminent
engineers and applied technologists




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