Prepare for impact! - When people and environment collide in the tropics 


Some of the best minds in the region come to Darwin in May this year, to examine the impact of human intervention on tropical environments, as part of the first Charles Darwin University Symposia for 2006.

International experts will join some of Australia’s finest thinkers for the May 11-12 Symposium, ‘Prepare for Impact: When people and environment collide in the tropics’.

They are from Singapore’s National University and Institute of International Affairs, India’s Energy Research Institute, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution and the UK aid agency DFIP (Department for International Development), based in Jakarta.

Southeast Asia and tropical Australia are undergoing major changes, and these changes are likely to intensify in the next decade, according to Charles Darwin University’s Professor Bruce Campbell.

“It is vital that issues with such potential for impact on the Territory are publicly debated,” Professor Campbell said.

The Charles Darwin University Symposia—great gatherings of people from a vast variety of backgrounds, mulling over complex and vital topics—are gaining a reputation for bringing outstanding speakers to the Territory.

This symposium will be held in the Mal Nairn Auditorium on CDU’s Casuarina campus from 9am to 5pm on May 11 and 12. There is no entry charge but registrations are essential and can be made by visiting CDU’s website from April 3.

Registrations are open from Monday 3 April 2006.