Flow-MER Fridays – Webinar
Co-designing engagement with Indigenous peoples for better environmental water delivery: Cultural Values, Protocols and an Indigenous Seasonal Water Calendar
Presenters: Assoc Prof. Bradley Moggridge and Dr Emma Woodward When: Friday, 28th August 2020, 10:30am-11:30am AEST
Image: Photo of crocodile artwork taken at Narran Lakes at an open day in 2018. Photo: University of New England
Webinar Topic: Co-designing engagement with Indigenous peoples for better environmental water delivery: Cultural Values, Protocols and an Indigenous Seasonal Water Calendar
This project will draw on Indigenous activities already underway within Flow-MER Selected Areas, as well as working closely with other Indigenous engagement activities within CEWO, MDBA and other programs.
Join Bradley and Emma this Friday, as they discuss how the project:
frames options and avenues for the engagement of Indigenous people across the seven Flow-MER Selected Areas, and incorporate their perspectives on Australian water management, with a particular focus on environmental water.
draws on current knowledge and practice in regard to approaches and tools (including Protocols and Seasonal Calendars) for engaging with Indigenous water knowledge, values and interests.
meets a need for contextual information and synthesis around Indigenous perspectives on water management.
Bradley Moggridge is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Water Science and a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation with over 20 years’ experience in Aboriginal engagement, water and environmental science, having worked in applied research, policy development, legislative reviews and project management. Bradley is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Water Science (hydrogeology and environmental science) and part-time PhD candidate at University of Canberra and recently the Indigenous Liaison Officer for the Threatened Species Recovery Hub under NESP. Bradley is current co-lead for the Indigenous Engagement with CSIRO for the CEWO Flow MER Program. Bradley hopes to encourage future generations to pursue interests in STEM, promote his ancestors’ knowledge of water and mentor emerging Indigenous scientists.
Dr Emma Woodward is a research scientist (geographer) with the CSIRO based in Perth, Australia. Her research frequently involves partnering with Indigenous communities to co-develop methods, tools, protocols and guidelines that can facilitate understanding and inclusion of diverse knowledges, values and interests in natural resource planning and management, and enterprise development. (just this first bit I think). Her applied research seeks to support more equitable and sustainable local to international decision-making, and has informed water allocation planning in northern Australia; teaching of Indigenous knowledge systems in classrooms nationally; and has influenced the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
The Flow-MER program team acknowledge and respect the Traditional Owners as the First Peoples of the lands and waters of the Murray Darling Basin. We recognise their unique ability to care for Country and their deep spiritual connection to it. We honour Elders past and present whose knowledge and wisdom has ensured the continuation of culture and traditional practices. We are committed to genuinely partner, and meaningfully engage, with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities to support the protection of Country, the maintenance of spiritual and cultural practices and their broader aspirations in the 21st century and beyond. In particular we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the seven Selected Areas where Flow-MER research is focussed.
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