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Date and Time

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 at 6:30pm until 10:30pm

Address and Location Map

National Wine Centre of Australia
Hackney Road
Adelaide SA 5000

Further Enquiries

Event Coordinator: Kathryn Nicholas
Phone: 08 8236 5209
Email: events@goyderinstitute.org


Join us for a celebratory dinner to come together and celebrate the exceptional achievements of the Goyder Institute.

The Goyder Institute for Water Research will host its Water Forum on the 4th and 5th of July 2017. The event will showcase South Australia’s water expertise across a range of disciplines and sectors.

The Water Forum Dinner will follow proceedings on day one - a celebratory evening for delegates to come together and celebrate the exceptional achivements of the Goyder Institute. Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner with drinks and fabulous guest speakers.

Please click here for tickets and further information.

Guest speakers

Prof Andy Pitman
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

 Andy is a climate modeller with a major focus on terrestrial processes in global and regional climate models. He has explored the global and regional impacts of land cover change and currently co-leads the Land use change: identification of robust impacts project. He has interests in climate extremes and how these are likely to change in the future. His leadership and research experience is extensive nationally and internationally. Between 2004 and 2010 he convened the ARC Research Network for Earth System. Since 2011 he has been the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. Andy is a member of the Academy of Science’s National Committee for Earth System Science and the NSW Minister for the Environment's Science Advisory Committee. He is closely affiliated with the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). He was chair of the WCRP’s Land Committee for the Global Land Atmosphere System Study from 2006 to 2008, and is now on its Science Steering Committee.

Andy is a passionate communicator about science, contributing regularly to the media on the science of climate change. He was a lead author for IPCC assessment reports three and four, contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC in 2007. He was a Review Editor in the latest report. He contributed to the Copenhagen Diagnosis, an Australia-led update of the science of climate changeHe has held editorial positions with the Journal of Climate and the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres and is currently editor for the International Journal of Climatology. Awards and accolades include: NSW Scientist of the Year Award (2010), the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographical Medal (2009), the Priestly Medal for Excellence in Atmospheric Science Research (2004) and the Geoff Conolly Memorial Award (2004). He jointly won the International Justice Prize for the Copenhagen Diagnosis (2010) and was among Sydney Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people (2010).


Dr John Williams FTSE

John is a founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a Fellow of the AustralianAcademy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and holds the prestigious Farrer Memorial Medal for achievement and excellence in agricultural science. He is one of Australia’s most respected and trusted scientists, with extensive experience in providing national and international thought-leadership in natural-resource management, particularly in agricultural production and its environmental impact. He trained as a soil physicist/hydrologist with particular interests in water movement through the plant root zone to recharge groundwater and how groundwater is both discharged and recharged to and from the landscape through rivers, wetlands and springs.

John retired recently after nearly six years as Commissioner of the NSW Natural Resources Commission (NRC). He was former Chief Scientist, NSW Department of Natural Resources following his retirement from CSIRO as Chief of Land and Water in 2004. John is currently Adjunct Professor in Public Policy and Environmental Management at the Crawford School of the Australian National University and Adjunct Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Institute Water, Land and Society, Charles Sturt University. He is also Director of John Williams Scientific Services Pty Ltd, which provides strategic advice and analysis in Agriculture and the Natural Resource Sciences.