Bradley J. Moggridge
University of Canberra, Australia
The challenge of incorporating cultural values and perspectives of First Peoples’
(Aboriginal People) into water planning and environmental water management
I am a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation (North-West NSW), and I grew up in Western Sydney on Darug land and now live in Canberra on Ngunnawal land. I am currently a PhD Candidate (full-time) at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology, hoping to give Aboriginal people a water voice. I am also the Special Advisor First Peoples Water with Water Stewardship Australia and part-time Indigenous Liaison Officer for Threatened Species Recovery Hub under NESP. My qualifications – Masters of Science (Hydrogeology and Groundwater Management) from UTS and Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) from ACU. I was recently awarded by ACU the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni Award for 2017. Previously to the PhD I was employed by NSW DPI Water as the Team Leader Aboriginal Water Initiative (AWI), and was honored to lead the then only dedicated Aboriginal water unit in Australia for nearly 5 years.
Prof Jane Doolan,
Productivity Commission, Australia
Prof Jianyun Zhang,
Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, MWR, China
Water Security of China under Change and Solutions to Challenges
Jianyun Zhang, Dr., Prof., is a leading Chinese specialist of hydrology and water resources. He graduated with a BE degree in hydrology from Hohai University of China in 1982, and obtained his PhD degree in civil and environmental engineering from the National University of Ireland in 1996. He was appointed as Chief Engineer and Deputy Director-General (DG) of the Bureau of Hydrology of the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources (MWR). He is currently President of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, DG of MWR Research Center for Climate Change, Chair of the Chinese National Committee for IAHS. He is also Editor-in-Chief for the journals of Advances in Water Science and Hydro-Science and Engineering. Prof. Zhang has been long engaged in the studies of hydrology and water resources management, flood forecasting and mitigation, climate change adaptation, and hydro-informatics. He has published 6 monographs and 1 translated works, and over 200 papers in high-profile journals. He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2009 and an international fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK in 2014.