Climate conference scholarship announced for land managers

Date posted: 15 March 2013

Natural resource management professionals will benefit from a scholarship program to GREENHOUSE 2013, announced today at the South Australian Climate Change Adaptation Showcase.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Chief Executive Allan Holmes said the scholarship would give people involved in the management of land and water the opportunity to attend Australia’s pre-eminent climate science conference.

“This is for anyone involved in the balancing of people’s needs with those of nature,” Allan said.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the forces that are likely to shape our landscape - and therefore our community - in the future.

“Those involved in land-use planning, asset management, agronomy or primary production should have the opportunity to understand the climate science by attending this conference.

“It is important for South Australians to understand the impacts of climate change.”

GREENHOUSE 2013 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 8-11 October.

CSIRO Research Scientist Dr Penny Whetton said the conference would involve leading researchers and practitioners from across the country and around the world in discussions concerning the latest in climate science research.

The scholarship includes registration for the conference program and attendance at a climate change awareness program delivered by the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

The Government of South Australia is a major sponsor of the event.

Applications are now open for this scholarship program. Visit www.sa.gov.au/climatechange for more information.

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