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Due to the current lockdown in NSW, Stormwater NSW and partners have decided to postpone the franc.sydney conference until 2022.

The Conference will now be held on 29 and 30 March, 2022 at Dockside, Darling Harbour.

With the continued support of Stormwater Queensland, Stormwater Victoria, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, the UNSW Water Centre, the Parramatta River Catchment Group, the Cooks River Alliance and the Georges Riverkeeper, this conference aims to join stakeholders in the urban water management sector across multiple disciplines to become more future-focused, resilient, adaptive and connected.

Our Keynote Speakers at franc.sydney are unchanged and all have a continued commitment to joining us in March 2022. They are:

  • Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, Resilience NSW
  • Gary Jubelin, former NSW Police Detective Chief Inspector
  • Zali Steggall OAM, Independent Federal Member for Warringah
  • Professor Thomas Astell-Burt, University of Wollongong
  • Prof Kenneth Leung, City University of Hong Kong
  • Prof Lesley Hughes, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

Invited speakers and panelists include:

  • Rosie Wheen, CEO, WaterAid Australia
  • Chris Quin, Resilient Projects
  • Dr Katherine Dafforn, Macquarie University
  • Professor Holger Maier, The University of Adelaide
  • Associate Professor Gary Sheridan, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Jocelyn Dela-Cruz, NSW Dept of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Associate Professor Will Glamore, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW
  • Dr Ana Bugnot, The University of Sydney
  • Keysha Milenkovic, Blacktown City Council
  • Prue Tucker, Mid Coast Council
  • Dr Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO

Early Bird Registration for March 2022 is now available

A Second Round Call for Abstracts will be opened on Monday 20th September.

What is franc?

Check out our website to find out more about the franc.sydney initiative.


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