AUSTRALIA-SPAIN WATER FORUM
I Congress of the association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific
Sydney, 29-31 October 2015
SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science), Chowder Bay
The culture of water [Chair: César Espada, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Spain]
Keynote Lecture: Josefina Maestu. Director United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015. Water Scarcity, lessons from the water decade for the implementation of the new goals in the post 2015 agenda.
Professor Mary O'Kane. NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer
Program presentation by Víctor Ugarte, Director Instituto Cervantes of Sydney
Welcome words by Manuel Cacho, Ambassador of Spain to Australia
Dr Ana Vila-Concejo. Chair of Australia-Spain Water Forum
Jennifer Turpin. Artist — "The culture of water: An artist’s perspective"
Chris Maxworthy. Member Australian Association for Maritime History. — "What if Spain had conquered Australia in the 18th century?"
Spanish documentary: "Aral. El mar perdido"
Isabel Coixet (video conference). Film director. — Introducing the documentary "El mar de Aral"
Opening lecture: Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Macquarie University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research. — "Australia’s expertise and collaboration with Spain regarding water resources and research"
Professor Jennifer McKay. Professor of Business Law University of South Australia Business School – Discussant
Round table and Q&A with Josefina Maestu, Prof McKay, Dr Amgad Elmahdi (Manager Water Resources Assessment Section) and Australian experts. Q&A
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