23 November 2017
Novotel St Kilda - 16 The Esplanade, St Kilda

A HIGH TIDE OF KNOWLEDGE AND NETWORKS FOR ADAPTIVE COASTS

Program

8:30 am

REGISTRATION

tea & coffee available

9:00 am

OPENING PLENARY 

Welcome
Acknowledgement of Country
Ross Kilborn, Chair, Central Coastal Board 

Keynote: The future of marine and coastal management in Victoria
Paul Smith
Deputy Secretary – Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.     

Keynote: Translating the science of climate change into policy at all three levels of government 
Professor Bruce Thom AM
Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Former Chair, Coasts and Climate Change Council Former Chair, Australian State of the Environment Committee  

Keynote: We can't do this, we don't have enough funds!
Neil McCarthy
Vice Chair, Advocacy World Urban Parks and CEO North East Catchment Management Authority

Audience questions / panel discussion

10.30am

MORNING TEA

11:15 am

SESSION 1

Brighton Room

THEME: Managing the marine environment

Managing the blue
Geoff Wescott
Associate Professor, Deakin University
President, Australian Coastal Society.
Member, Victorian Coastal Council.

Improving marine health and ecology
Mark Rodrigue 
Program Leader, Marine and Coasts, Parks Victoria

< presentation title TBC >
Stephen Swearer
Professor of Marine Biology, National Centre for Coasts and Climate, University of Melbourne

 

Facilitated audience questions / panel discussion

SESSION 2

Hampton Room

THEME: Re-engineering our coast

Grey to green: nature-based solutions for coastal protection
Ralph Roob
Senior Environmental Engineer – Environment and Natural Resources Department, City of Greater Geelong

Breaking barriers: working within and outside of the system 
Nick Murray
CEO, Gippsland Ports

Policy and practice protecting public and private assets (managing the Collaroy crisis)
Craig Morrison
Senior Environment Officer - Coast & Catchments, Northern Beaches Council, NSW.


Facilitated audience questions / panel discussion

12:45pm

LUNCH

1:45 pm

SESSION 3

Brighton Room

THEME: Catchment to Coast – how the coast can become part of catchment and regional planning and decision making    

Elster Creek Project - adaptation approaches to waterways through to coastal environment, in urban areas 
Nigel Burtrum 
Professor Architecture, Monash University

< presentation title TBC >
Chris Chesterfield
Chair, Yarra River Taskforce  


Facilitated audience questions / panel discussion

SESSION 4

Hampton Room

THEME: Shifting Sands – innovative and adaptive coastal management

Translating climate change impacts on assets into strategic and operational financial and asset management plans
Jacqueline Balston
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow University of South Australia
Applied Climate Scientist, Director Jacqueline Balston & Associates

< presentation title TBC >
Jean Palutikof
Director, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Griffith University  

< presentation title TBC >
Jan McDonald
Professor of Environmental Law and Associate Dean, University of Tasmania

 

Facilitated audience questions / panel discussion

3:15 pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3:45 pm

DELIBERATIVE PANEL

MAKING WAVES: Adapting to a changing climate to protect our coast and communities – waste of time or no time to waste? 

 

MODERATOR: Rob Gell
Member, Victorian Coastal Council

 

PANELLISTS:

John Ginivan
Former Executive Director – Planning Group, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Geoff Wescott
Associate Professor of Environment, Deakin University

 


Chris Smyth
Project Manager Marine and Coastal, Victorian National Parks Association

Jan McDonald
Professor of Environmental Law and Associate Dean, University of Tasmania

 

5:15 pm

CLOSING ADDRESS

Rob Gell | Ross Kilborn
Central Coastal Board

 

5:30 pm

NETWORKING FUNCTION

 

Connecting coastal champions
Join us for an informal afternoon tea overlooking Port Phillip Bay as we celebrate and strengthen connections across the coastal community. 

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