VIC Seminar - Aboriginal Water Values - 23 Nov 2017

VIC Seminar - Aboriginal Water Values - 23 Nov 2017
Don't miss Part 3 of the annual seminar series for Young Water Professionals in Victoria co-hosted by the Australian Water Association VIC Branch: "Aboriginal Water Values".

: Jacobs Level 16, 452 Flinders Street, Melbourne & Jacobs 33 Kerferd Street, Tatura (video link trial)
When: Thursday 23 November 2017, 5:30 for a 6pm start


The 2017 YWP Professional Development series of 3 events has been designed to encourage young professionals to think differently about:

  • how we deliver solutions with and for our customers, clients and communities,
  • the different ways we can deliver water and sanitation solutions in disaster situations and
  • how we can best collaborate with indigenous groups

The third event of the PD series in 2017 is proudly presented by Australian Water Association VIC Young Water Professionals with the support of the Branch Committee as it was felt this topic is relevant for anyone working in the water industry.

The Victorian Government Water for Victoria Plan included a strong focus on understanding Aboriginal water values and its uses and is committed to the Victorian water industry incorporating Aboriginal customary knowledge into water management.

The purpose of this Professional Development Seminar is to provide an introduction to the government policy agenda for Aboriginal Water and discuss the implications this will have on the Victorian water industry. This seminar will also provide an opportunity to learn about recent work happening in this field and some of the emerging tools available to incorporate Aboriginal values into water planning and management.

After the presentations there will be a panel discussion with an opportunity to ask questions which will include Melanie Tranter – Jacobs’ Senior Strategic Consultant.

And of course b
efore and after the event there is the opportunity to network over refreshments.


MC, Kelly Maslin, Jacobs, Director of Operations

Will Mooney - 
Executive Officer, Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN)
Will has published papers on environmental history and migration. He was shortlisted for a Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize and has been actively involved in raising awareness about Indigenous water rights.

Jason King - Manager, Aboriginal Water Program, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
Jason has been a voice for a range of Aboriginal issues supporting government initiatives across health & environmental areas.

Marnie Ireland - Divisional Manager, Sustainable Growth Planning, Yarra Valley Water (YVW)
Marnie has significant executive experience in Government, non-profit and private sectors, facilitating collaborative strategic planning processes with particular expertise in business development, Integrated Water Resources Management and Indigenous economic development.

We are very excited to be able to bring this event at two locations to include some of our regional members. As a trial, we are sharing the event from the Jacobs office in the Melbourne CBD to the Jacobs Tatura office via video link. As this is a trial, the cost to attend the Tatura event is only $15 (including refreshments) - any funds collected AWA will contribute to MLDRIN.

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If you have any questions please contact Australian Water Association Sydney office 02-9436 0055 or


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23/11/2017 5:30 PM - 23/11/2017 8:30 PM
Jacobs Office
Melbourne CBD & Tatura, VIC

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