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Yitpi Foundation Forum

Oct 18, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cultural Value of Water and Aboriginal Community Engagement: best practice

Presented by Bradley Moggridge and Lauren Houthuysen, followed by discussion

When:  3pm – 4.30pm Wednesday 18 October
Where: Charles Hawker Conference Centre, Waite Rd, Urrbrae

RSVP and further enquiries to convenor, Dr Maarten Ryder
(email maarten.ryder@adelaide.edu.au | Tel 0409 696 360)

About the speakers:

Bradley Moggridge is a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation (North-West NSW). He has a Masters Degree in Science (Hydrogeology) from UTS and a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) from ACU. Bradley is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology and part-time Indigenous Engagement Officer for Threatened Species Recovery Hub as a part of the National Environmental Science Programme. He was previously employed by NSW DPI Water as the Team Leader Aboriginal Water Initiative (AWI), and was honored to lead the only dedicated Aboriginal water unit in Australia for nearly 5 years.
Bradley aims to lead his area of expertise, to promote Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge in culturally appropriate ways and to find commonalities between Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Science and Western Science, so this can be used to influence policy and the way we manage the Australian landscape especially with regard to water. Brad was very recently awarded the 2017 ATSI Alumni Community Award for his contributions, by the Australian Catholic University.

Lauren Houthuysen is a Yamatji woman who is a hydrogeologist with DEWNR SA’s Groundwater Team. She has worked on the application of cultural knowledge to the science of hydrogeology. Lauren has worked on secondment to Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, where she helped to amend water allocation plans by recognising and improving their Aboriginal context.

This forum is generously supported by a grant from the Yitpi Foundation.


Oct 18, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Charles Hawker Conference Centre
Charles Hawker Building, Waite Rd
Urrbrae, SA 5064 Australia

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