Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

Taking UQ water expertise to Latin America: why, what and how

Join The University of Queensland's (UQ) sustainable water researchers on 22 March (World Water Day) for their insights into successful research collaborations in Argentina and Uruguay.

Argentina’s newly elected government means that Argentina is now ‘open for business’. Uruguay is a small but stable economy. Both countries are looking to develop their mining resources, but are aware that community, water, economics and other impacts need to be managed to avoid the negative legacies experienced by other countries in their region.

Join a panel discussion of the UQ Water Mission representatives to hear about the key issues in, differences and challenges that face Argentina and Uruguay in their quest for resource development and agricultural expansion that is not at the expense of environmental and community sustainability.

In addition, these representatives from GCI, UQ Advanced Water Management Centre, UQ School of Agriculture and Food Science and UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute will outline the opportunities for UQ to work in this region more broadly, the model they are using to establish and nurture these international partnerships, and the next steps to involve a wider range of UQ researchers in the resulting projects.

Host: Global Change Institute
Event Details
Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
12:00- 13:00
Venue: Seminar Room 275 Level 2, Building 20 Staff House Road ST LUCIA CAMPUS