Early bird extended - plus limited 2-for-1 special for Communicating Water Course

Wed, 8 Feb 12

Brisbane (Nathan), QLD Australia
March 12th - 14th 2012

Early bird rate extended until 20 February - book now to secure this reduced rate!

A limited number of two-for-one places are now available for those who register two attendees from the same organisation - be quick before they sell out. Contact Margaret Harlow on 07 5552 7840 or email m.harlow@griffith.edu.au to secure this special deal.

The early bird rate has also been extended until 20 February - with a 5% discount applying for three or more delegates from the one organisation.

This BRAND NEW Smart Water Research Centre course is designed to inform educators, communicators and community consultants about water science and also to assist those who already have knowledge of water science, to present it to lay people in a way that captures their attention and is easily understood.

It will help those with a responsibility to interact with and guide the community, at all levels, to provide information simple enough to understand, yet technical enough to trust.

You will find this course relevant if you are:
• a community consultant, communicator or journalist concerned with water issues;
• a teacher at secondary or tertiary level;
• a water education officer in local or state government;
• a treatment plant operator;
• involved with land, coast or catchment care; or
• a water professional with a need to explain the urban water cycle to the lay community.

What the National Water Commission have to say about the course
The acceptance of recycled water for various uses depends on a range of factors including the management of health risks, cost effectiveness and public perception.
Acceptance factors may differ according to region, however it is important that all communities adequately understand the relative merits of different water supply options.
The Smart Water Research Centre will hold a short course on Communicating Water Science and Technology in March 2012 to support the greater understanding of water science and technology (such as that used in water recycling).
The course will build from the social research undertaken as part of the Talking about water report.
It will provide an insight into the drivers of public perception on recycled water and the effect terminology has on communities' acceptance of alternate water supplies.
The course will inform educators, communicators and community consultants about water science.
It will also assist those already knowledgeable about water science to present information in a way that is easily understood and captures attention.

Register here or email m.harlow@griffith.edu.au for more information.

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