WEBINAR SERIES: Topic: Flood
8th April 2022
By On behalf of the organising team IAG [Catherine Phillips, Victoria Radnell, Meg Sherval, Charishma Ratnam] Geographical Research [Elaine Stratford, Kirstie Petrou, Clare Mouat, Steve Turton, Alex Lo]
The Institute of Australian Geographers, Geographical Research journal, and Wiley publishers are delighted to announce a new webinar focusing on floods. We launched the webinar series last year and we encourage your participation in these events. The details for the April webinar are below.
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Topic: Flood: critical conversations in geography
Description: In 2022, eastern Australia has been subject to extreme floods, including what are being dubbed rain bombs. Needed now is focused attention on the geographical effects of these events and on their implications for geographers. One would be hard pressed to argue against the proposition that, in fact, all aspects of geographical concern are at stake here. Consider the spatial, place-based, mobile, multiscalar, and intersectional implications of these events for health, geomorphology, biogeography, and economic, social, cultural, and political issues not least and not solely among them. In this webinar, a panel will be invited to converse with our audience about flood events and the contributions that geographers have made and can continue to make in response to them. At the same time, responsiveness is necessary but insufficient, so we will also explore what anticipatory work can also be done in terms of theorization, methodological innovation, empirical labours, rapid analysis, and policy advice. The webinar will also, we hope, be of wider interest to all those grappling with disaster, risk, and resilience and with all of the other geographical concerns that are part of that assemblage.
The panel includes: Brian Cook (University of Melbourne), Emily O’Gorman (Macquarie University), and Jason Alexandra (Alexandra Consulting).
Time: 28 April 2022 04:00 PM AEST
On behalf of the organising team
IAG [Catherine Phillips, Victoria Radnell, Meg Sherval, Charishma Ratnam]
Geographical Research [Elaine Stratford, Kirstie Petrou, Clare Mouat, Steve Turton, Alex Lo]
Wiley [Rebecca Ciezarek]