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2008 Free lecture Series at University of Waikato

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DATES: Tuesdays 22 July - 19 August
TIME: 7- 9pm
VENUE: WEL Energy Academy of Performing Arts, Gate 2b, Knighton Rd

A cash bar will operate from 6.30pm and tea and coffee will be provided after the session for those who would like to engage in further discussion.
TUESDAY 22 JULY:
‘Facing the Apocalypse?' From climate change to the food crisis in the space of one generation
Professor Al Gillespie - School of Law
The big picture in terms of the primary international environmental concerns, and their potential cumulative impact within the next 40 years.
TUESDAY 29 JULY:
Ko te tini me te mano o Waikato: population prospects in the heartland
Professor Richard Bedford - Waikato Management School
A future-focused examination of population prospects for the Waikato over the next 20 years.

TUESDAY 5 AUGUST:
Changing elements of sustainable land-use: carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus
Associate Professor Louis Schipper- School of Science and Engineering
The long-term changes in key elements of New Zealand productive soils.
Between land and ocean: the vital connection of lakes and rivers on the New Zealand landscape
Professor David Hamilton - School of Science and Engineering
There are increasing pressures on the quantity and quality of freshwater resources both locally
and globally. How will freshwater ecosystems adapt to a rapidly changing environment?
The fate of nutrients in our shallow estuaries and coastal seas
Dr Karin Bryan - School of Science and Engineering
This presentation will overview areas of current research in nutrient retention in estuaries, highlighting areas which will form the foundation of future management of the estuarine environment.
TUESDAY 12 AUGUST:
Sustainable Enterprise
Mike Pratt & Helga Pratt - Waikato Management School
Sustainable Enterprise is about how enterprises can do well by doing good. A developed theory
and practice of sustainable enterprise to assist other enterprisers will be presented.
TUESDAY 19 AUGUST:
ICT & Sustainability - Moving Bits Instead of Bobs
Dr Murray Pearson - School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
A focus on ICT initiatives in the sustainability area including e-waste, the deployment of communications infrastructure, cloud computing and online applications.

 

 



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