Friday, 19 February 2010

Rocket Science #13 - What future for our rivers?

DIG Cafe on Sunday the 28th March at 3.30pm.

Dr. Paul Sinclair, Healthy Ecosystems Program Manager with the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Paul is well known for his marvellous book “The Murray: A river and its people”, published in 2001. He grew up at Kerang, on the Loddon River, a tributary of the Murray. His first memory of the river is a flood in the early 1970s when he was 12. The book explores the reasons why the river has become degraded, and what these changes have meant to Australians. According to Martin Flanagan, Paul Sinclair “is a new sort of Australian public intellectual. His view of the environment goes way beyond the polarity of greenies versus rednecks”.

At Rocket Science on the 28th March Paul will tackle the topic “What future for our rivers - is it possible to reconcile competing demands for a scarce resource....in a drying climate?” It promises to be a great discussion.

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