The Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, is hosting a one day conference, Food Security and the Murray-Darling Basin: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges on November 19 2014 in the city of Albury, NSW.
As far as organisers know this will be the first major conference to focus on food security in a regional Australia context. Organisers intend for the conference to provide insights into critical food security issues relevant to the Murray-Darling Basin, including: global threats and local responses, agricultural production and food security, adaptation in a changing climate, and food policy and governance issues. The Murray-Darling Basin produces one third of Australia’s food production and it is therefore an important focus for a conference on food security.
Keynote speakers confirmed for the conference include:
- Dr Nick Austin, CEO, Australian Centre for International Research
- Assoc Prof Jane Dixon, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
- Dr Mark Howden, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences and
- Prof Mark Lawrence, Professor in Public Health Nutrition, Deakin University
Further details can be found on their website.
The website contains important information about registration costs, accommodation options and the conference program. Please note that earlybird rates for registration end on October 26 2014.