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Confronting freshwater security challenges and pathways to resilience

Quentin Grafton
12 August 2021

12.30- 2pm


Adam Auditorium, City Gallery - Te Whare Toi, Te Ngākau Civic Square, Wellington

Register here

How can we plan for freshwater resilience in New Zealand and safeguard our most precious resource? It is critical we understand the contribution of climate change to water insecurity and yet there are still many challenges to measuring these impacts. 

In this seminar, Quentin Grafton will speak on operationalising resilience in response to water insecurity. He will highlight key concepts of socio-ecological resilience and how they can be applied.

Quentin Grafton is Professor of Economics and Chairholder UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance at the Australian National University (ANU) and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University. He is an Australian Laureate Fellow, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a former President (2017-18) of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and a Distinguished Fellow of AARES. He previously served as Chief Economist and Foundation Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (2011-2013). He is currently the Convenor of the Water Justice Hub, the Editor in Chief of the Global Water Forum  and Policy Forum, and is the Director of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE2W) Network. 

Quentin's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Julia Talbot-Jones and Christian Zammit and an opportunity for audience Q&A. 

All welcome. Free to the public - register here.

Thanks to The Treasury, the New Zealand Productivity Commission, Stats NZ and EECA for their generous support.