This dialogue series will create momentum across the Australian water sector on water and climate action including the use of traditional and Indigenous knowledge as we head towards the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 and the UN 2023 Water Conference.
In coming months, three participatory dialogues will be held to encourage sharing, listening and conversation on the opportunities, challenges, and possible solutions for improving the integration of western science with traditional and indigenous science and practices for better water adaptation planning across the region. Each subsequent dialogue will be developed and adapted based on participants’ discussions, interests and continuous feedback throughout the dialogue series.
Dialogue 2 | 12 October 2022
Dialogue 2 will provide opportunities for sharing stories about the complexities of applying traditional, Indigenous and community knowledge with western science into climate resilient water resource management. This dialogue seeks to provide participants with the opportunity:
- to dig deeper into where traditional, Indigenous and local knowledge is being applied with western science;
- to share what has worked well in different contexts;
- to unravel some of the complexities in working across different cultures and knowledge systems; and
- to share ideas on possible opportunities for progressing in this space across Australia and the Indo-Pacific.
Dialogue 2 will be highly participatory and interactive and we seek to hear from participants about their experiences and work in this space. Please note this dialogue series will be capped with places limited to 30 participants. By maintaining a smaller audience we hope to create a space for meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas. The registration will request you to outline your background and interest in the integration of Indigenous and traditional knowledge and western science in climate resilient water management. We’re particularly interested to hear from participants who may have a case study to share on this topic, but this is not a requirement to join the session.
Further details will be added to the event page as they are confirmed.
For more information about AWP work in this space including a recording of our past dialogues, see our Water and Climate webpage.
AWP is hosting a dialogue series on Sharing Water and Climate Stories from August 2022 – February 2023 to bring together water managers across Australia and the Indo-Pacific, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to share stories of their water resource management and climate adaptation journey. This dialogue series will create momentum across the Australian water sector on […]Online [email protected]