Water-Energy-Food Nexus Forum, Melbourne/Sidney/Brisbane, Australia

Conference // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Forum, Melbourne/Sidney/Brisbane, Australia

The "Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Practice" Forum is a one-day event focusing around three key themes: "Responsible governance of natural resources"; "Collaborative policy and practice"; and "Economic growth and the way forward".

Bringing together some of Australia's most influential and engaging leaders from the water, agricultural and energy sectors, the Forum presents a unique opportunity to share inter-related expertise. This multi-sectoral event enables attendees to build relationships outside their traditional industry and workshop new ways of balancing the nexus.


-25 Nov

Time: 9.00am — 3.30pm

Venue: Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Melbourne

-26 Nov

Time: 9.00am — 3.30pm

Venue: The Ship Inn, Brisbane

-27 Nov

Time: 9.00am — 3.30pm

From 6pm: NSW "Legends of Water 2014" Dinner

Venue: The Grace Hotel, Sydney


The demand on water resources across the energy, agricultural and urban water sectors is ever increasing, and is a constant challenge in managing sustainable water supply. Instead of working independently, a more coherent approach is needed to develop workable solutions to the myriad challenges faced by these industries. Businesses together with government, NGOs, academia and civil society can and should play a role in this new understanding.



-Dr Steven Kenway, Research Group Leader, Water-Energy-Carbon, UQ

-Michael Spencer, Secretary, Alliance for Water Stewardship Australia

-Greg Appleby, Energy Manager, Sydney Water

-Dr Darryl Low Choy, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities

-Dr Karen Hussey, Australian National University

-Professor Chris Moran, Director Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ

-Dr Jamie Pittock, ANU Water Initiative/UNESCO

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