Damon Gameau is an Australian actor and director. Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4 year old daughter would inherit in 2040, the global journey began to meet innovators and change makers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. EnviroForum is the opportunity to discuss local environment topics and be part of the larger journey towards a better 2040.
Held annually, EnviroForum showcases initiatives and innovation surrounding sustainable management of natural resources. Attendees have the opportunity to network with other members of the community, industry professionals, government representatives and expert speakers.
Date: Thursday 22 August 2019
Time: 1.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Location: Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street, Ipswich
With the 2019 theme being Our Wildlife Neighbours, the forum discussed new innovations in protecting our wildlife such as the use of DNA, what drives us to protect our environment and how we can all live as neighbours.
EnviroForum was part of Sustainable Ipswich Week, Ipswich.qld.gov.au/sustainableipswichweek.
The program included the following presentations
2018 EnviroForum: From Little Things Big Things Grow
Sessions and Presentions
Sessions on the day covered the myriad ways in which everyone can get involved in taking conservation action and play a part in protecting our wildlife and improving our environment for future generations. Highlights included a presentation
by Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia, as well as Gary Howling from Great Eastern Ranges, expert speakers on the Little Liverpool Range and interactive workshops and networking sessions throughout the day. Refer to the program for more information on our speakers and view select presentations
from the day below:
Ipswich EnviroForum 2017: Nature Conservation in the Digital Age
We are living in a digital age, with 15.3 million Australians owning a smartphone and 11.2 million owning a tablet. Embracing this technology is important to the continued improvement and promotion of our nature conservation
work. EnviroForum 2017 will discuss key technological initiatives that have helped improve the conservation work of various organisations and how embracing technology and innovation can help us protect our environment.
Ipswich EnviroForum 2016: Bridging Communication Gaps
Thanks to our 2016 EnviroForum partners
Ipswich EnviroForum 2015: Sharing Water Wisdom for a Sustainable Future
The theme for the 2015 EnviroForum, held on the 1 May 2015, related to water and took delegates on a journey through multiple aspects of sustainable water management, from rehabilitation of riparian areas to the services provided to the community from local water bodies who provide recreational activities,
water supply and treatment, hazard reduction and more. The forum had a particular focus on the importance of collaborations and relationships.
As an added bonus, on the day before the forum, Thursday, 30 April 2015, Seqwater hosted a field trip to specifically suit the requirements of the Ipswich EnviroForum. This field trip took delegtaes on a tour of the Wivenhoe dam wall as well as the Mount Crosby water treatment plant.
A number of the presentations delivered at the EnviroForum 2015 are now available:
Thanks to our 2015 EnviroForum partners
Ipswich EnviroForum 2014: Biodiversity in Focus – Celebrating Success
The first ever Ipswich EnviroForum, held on the 9 May 2014, provided delegates with a closer look into current trends and studies surrounding biodiversity within the South East Queensland region.
A copy of the program can be found here: EnviroForum Program 2014 (PDF, 4.4 MB)