US-Australian Dialogue on Water

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the University of California Los Angeles as part of the 11th annual G'Day USA Program.

US-Australian Dialogue on Water

Monday, January 13, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons – Sunset Village, UCLA
UCLA 330 De Neve Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Global population growth, climate change and increased pollution mean access to fresh water is fast becoming the most valuable resource on earth. Over one-billion people do not have regular access to safe, clean drinking water. The problem is not isolated to developing countries. Australia has long-suffered from extended periods of drought. As a result, Australia has developed extensive expertise in dealing with issues of water conservation, desalination, water technologies and drought management. Southern California, which also suffers from prolonged periods of drought and rising demand, is also implementing innovative solutions to tackle water challenges.

The US and Australia enjoy a proud history of cooperation on water policy and technology issues. By combining our knowledge, research and water expertise, many of the issues we both face can be met. This will save us money and conserve supplies for the long term. It will also lead to innovative outcomes globally.

This event will bring together Australian and US experts to challenge existing thinking on water issues, explore cost-effective ways to reduce growing demand, better manage existing supplies and implement new technologies that save time and money.
 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The aim of the Dialogue is to bring together Australian and US experts to challenge existing thinking on water issues, explore cost-effective ways to reduce demand, better manage existing supplies and implement new technologies that save time and money.

Global population growth, climate change and increased pollution mean access to fresh water is fast becoming the most valuable resource on earth. Over one billion people do not have regular access to safe, clean drinking water. The problem is not isolated to developing countries. Australia has long-suffered from extended periods of drought. As a result, it has developed extensive expertise in dealing with issues of water conservation, desalination, water technologies and drought management. Southern California, which also suffers from prolonged periods of drought and rising demand, is also implementing innovative solutions to tackle water challenges. The US and Australia enjoy a proud history of cooperation on water policy and technology issues. By combining our knowledge, research and water expertise, many of the issues we both face can be met. This will save us money and conserve supplies for the long term. It will also lead to innovative outcomes globally.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS:

  • Australia and the US – Partners for Water Solutions
  • Global Water Management by 2050: Regional and National Solutions
  • How will Sydney and Los Angeles Manage Water in 2050?
  • Australia’s Major Water Reforms
  • Stormwater Capture for Water Supply by 2050
  • Integrating Recycled Water

SPEAKERS:

For a full list of speaker and biographies, please click here.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE:

Registration begins a 9:30 a.m.
For a current conference schedule, please click here.

LOCATION:

Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons, UCLA Campus (Click here for campus map)

Space is limited for this exclusive event so please register today!
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Cost: Tickets are $30 general admission and $5 student admission

Special Instructions

Ticket price includes light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments. Please note that tickets are only available for purchase online from Eventbrite and that a small ticket fee will be charged with your online ticket purchase. Parking at UCLA is $12/day.

Sponsor(s): Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, UCLA Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment