Essential Water webinars

Water is critical to life – integral to all social, economic and environmental activities.  Water underpins food production, electricity generation, livelihoods, life in cities and human health.  SDG 6 targets water and sanitation for all, but water is critical to achieve all the SDGs.

When asked to identify the greatest risks to economies and societies for the next ten years, global leaders from multiple sectors identified water crises as the most prominent risk”.[1]

Whether you are involved directly in water or not, the emerging water crisis will have widespread impacts.  Here is the opportunity to build your knowledge and broad understanding of the challenge of water for all.

These webinars are an introductory refresher and partly an update on current thinking and practice on water management issues. 

[1] Turbulent Waters – World Bank 2017 – http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/885171489432062054/pdf/113504-WP-P15770-PUBLIC-3-14-8am-W16005-eBook.pdfp5

World Water Day 2021

Water means different things to different people in different settings.  By sharing all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone.  Valuing water appropriately is key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

To mark World Water Day, we hosted a panel discussion exploring a range of perspectives on the value of water.


Adjunct Professor Jeff Camkin (University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and the International Water Centre, Griffith University).  An international water and sustainability consultant who is currently Visiting Professor at the Portuguese National Laboratory of Civil Engineering in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr Jane Doolan Commissioner (Environment) with the Productivity Commission and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra.  She is a Director at Western Water in Victoria and a former Commissioner with the National Water Commission.

Associate Professor Brad Moggridge from the Kamilaroi Nation (N-W NSW). Brad is currently Associate Professor in Indigenous Water Science at the University of Canberra, where he is also undertaking a PHD.  Brad was previously the Team Leader Aboriginal Water Initiative with the NSW water department.