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Contemporary Issues in PRME Annual Lecture 2023 WATER FOR LIFE

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Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre, University of WA
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia 6009 Australia
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This lecture explores Aboriginal people’s understanding of ‘one water’ – from the sky and below – in sustaining the land and its people.

This lecture will be followed by SustainFest: Global Goals 2-3.30pm, Business School Foyer, a showcase of student innovation to SDG challenges and your opportunity to support University students in supplying birthing kits for women in developing countries to have safe births by buying a cupcake.


The University of Western Australia Business School warmly welcomes you to the annual Contemporary Issues in PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) lecture.

In this lecture, we explore the profound significance of water as an essential life force and how our relationship with it has changed since colonisation. Aboriginal people have long understood that there is ‘one water’ – from the sky and below –sustaining the land and its people. However, it has been commoditised over time, transitioning to an essential component of the economy resulting in its overuse, waste and its depletion in quantity and quality impacting our precious groundwater and associated environments, which has necessitated a reliance on technological solutions to this imbalance.

Danjoo Koorliny and WA State government are committed to walking together through Kep Katitjin – Gabi Kaadadjan Waterwise Perth action plan 2 a ten-year journey to leading waterwise communities. Embracing the Whadjuk and Bindjareb Noongar terms for ‘water knowledge,’ Kep Katitjin and Gabi Kaadadjan emphasise wisdom in managing precious water resources and our connection, or indeed reconnection, to them.

The lecture will be given by Carol Innes AM , Co-Director of Danjoo Koorliny with Winsome MacLaurin.

Co-Director Danjoo Koorliny Dr Richard Walley will give a Welcome to Country.