Living with Water: Questions for Policy and Action

Thursday 17 January 2019
5.30pm - 7.00pm

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Wilkinson Lecture Theatre 250
Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney



Housing for Health Incubator

This public policy roundtable draws together scholars and professionals to explore how climate change is forcing communities to rethink and rework how they live with water. What adaptive responses have we witnessed to water under-supply, contamination, and changing landscapes, and what needs to change? Panelists have applied their diverse expertise to the challenges of how we reform urban planning and community engagement, attend to Indigenous housing, contend with extractive industries, and develop legal, policy, and political responses for even more challenging futures. What policy strategies and social collaborations are necessary to effect political influence and how can we narrate policy success?


Lauren Walker, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
Aron Chang, Urban designer, New Orleans
Robert Griew, Principal, Nous Group
David Morris, CEO, Environmental Defenders Office NSW


Associate Professor Tess Lea, Housing for Health Incubator


For queries please contact: sophi.hfhincubator@sydney.edu.au

Organised by the Housing for Health Incubator at the University of Sydney, which is funded by the Henry Halloran Trust, the University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney Medical School, the Fred Hollows Foundation, and the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity. The Incubator thanks the Sydney Environment Institute and the Global Water Institute for providing additional sponsorship for this event.