Townsville Waterway Forum 2021
Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters is pleased to present the 2021 Townsville Waterway Forum: Our Waterways, Our Priorities, Our Futures.
This Forum will feature a hybrid program, with both speakers and workshop to highlight innovative solutions to waterway health and management actions in the Townsville region. This will be an opportunity to hear from experts and engage in discussions whilst networking with other water quality practitioners.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Wednesday 10th November 2021
Time: 9am to 4.15pm. Registration from 8.45am
$50 per person for Partners
$70 per person for Non-Partners
$40 per person for Students
Bookings: Tickets on Sale, Wednesday September 8th, 2021 and close Sunday October 26th, 2021
Keynote Speaker Announcement
Professor Damien Burrows
Director of TropWater
Professor Burrows has been Director of TropWATER for 13 years. He specialises in freshwater, estuarine and coastal aquatic ecosystems and catchment management and has >30 years research experience in the tropics, specifically north Qld.
His work has encompassed the ecology of wetlands, water quality, biological control of weeds, the ecology of fish and invertebrates, grazing management in riparian ecosystems, wetland management in cropping catchments, planning for water resource developments, fisheries management, and catchment planning and management.
His work has had a particular emphasis on applied aspects of environmental management. This has involved extensive work with industry, community and government from grassroots to policy level.
He has for the last 10 years focused on developing the coastal and marine ecosystems side of TropWATER, especially mangrove, seagrass and estuarine habitats.
In addition to being TropWATER Director, since 2015, he has also been the Hub leader for the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Tropical Water Quality Hub, which focused on research to improve water quality of the Great Barrier Reef.
He has recently been appointed co-Hub Leader for the new NESP Marine and Coastal Hub (2021-2027) which encompasses applied research for all marine and coastal issues for Australia.
He is a member of the Independent Expert Panel which advises state and federal Environment Ministers on science matters relating to the Great Barrier Reef.