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The theme of the Congress will be "From theory to practice in water science".
This theme was chosen as the Congress will be held only a few kilometres from where decisions are made that shape water management in Australia. We will embrace the full spectrum of water science, from highly theoretical to highly applied and discuss our shared challenge of making excellent science an important part of potlitical and management agendas. Most importantly we will look forward to what water science can offer in the decade to come.
The Congress will be run over four days with the student workshops on Monday 2nd December. These workshops will include applying for student grants, developing an academic CV and careers forum.
Day 2 will open with our Keynote Address from Professor Colin Townsend from the University of Otago. Prof Townsend is one of the world's pre-eminent ecologists and co-author of the ecology textbook Begon, Harper and Townsend, amongst others.
The program for Day 3 will feature the presentations by the ASL Medalist Dr Bruce Chessman and Early Career Excellence Award winner Dr Angus Webb, as well as contributed talks.
The Final Day will be a special "Water Science for the 21st Century" day. We are offering day registrations to senior people from the political and management spheres. The afternoon sessions will showcase the very best of ASL in a series of invited half hour presentations, followed by a "meet and greet" mixer.
The Congress will close with the dinner at Zierholz Bar and Bistro onsite at the University.
Post conference excursions (Friday 6th December) will showcase some local wetlands, rivers and wineries, or for the more nerdy, there will be additional workshop opportunities with training in AusRivas and an invertebrate taxonomy workshop.
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