This workshop is for anyone in the community who undertakes landcare-type activities e.g. revegetation, restoration, weed control and who would like to know more about what climate change will mean for this kind of activity.
KEEPING THE MONARO COOL AND WATERED UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE A public meeting in Michelago on Saturday will address how the Monaro region can be kept cool and extremes of weather limited as the climate changes. Walter Jehne, a retired soil microbiologist and now with Healthy Soils Australia, will look at the history of farming in the region since it was first sketched and surveyed by Stewart Ryrie in the 1840s. “Back then, it was much more vegetated region and trees captured moisture from south-easterly winds.
Canberra Urban and Regional Futures would like to invite you to our second Seminar in the 2016 CURF Seminar Series when our expert panel of Peter Bascomb (Palerang Council, NSW), Antonio Mozqueira (ACT Government) and Kate Rodgers (Australian Government) takes up the challenge of climate change adaptation and knowledge transfer for government at all levels.
We look forward to seeing you there. Please email Hamish Sinclair at the address below to secure a place.
When: 5.30pm to 7.00pm Monday, 16 May 2016
Where: Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University of Canberra
RSVP Email: Hamish.Sinclair@canberra.edu.au
A two-day forum hosted by the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Coordinating Committee (UMCCC)
The climate in the upper Murrumbidgee catchment is changing. Temperature records are regularly broken, seasonal climate patterns are moving and extremes of drought and flood are predicted. Those living on the land or managing land and water resources are dealing with the changes on a daily basis. Managing for adaptation and resilience is essential.
This two day event includes speakers addressing the science of Climate Change such as Mark Stafford Smith from the Climate Adaptation Flagship at CSIRO, through to practical applications such as ‘Temperature and animal health’ by Phil Graham at NSW DPI. These will be coupled with field trips to different parts of the catchment to learn about ‘whole-of-paddock’ rehabilitation and looking after your River Paddocks.
Dr Michael Dunlop works on biodiversity and climate change. He has a special focus on understanding the implications of climate change for conservation, and helping managers and policymakers develop approaches to conservation that will be effective in a changing climate.