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.
In this webinar, Brad and Emma 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.
Assoc Prof. Bradley Moggridge
Bradley 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
Emma 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).