Emerging Issues in Waterway Health Forum 2019

Date: Thursday 7th November 2019

Venue: CQU Cairns, Cnr Abbott and Shields Street

The inaugural Emerging Issues in Waterway Health Forum is brought to you by Wet Tropics Waterways. The Forum, featuring highly regarded speakers from both industry and academia and will cover topics including PFAS, Climate Change, Microplastics and Aquatic Pest Plants/Animals.

Limited seats available - register early to avoid disappointment!



Non-partners         $50

Students and Partners (additional tickets)         $25

Partners         1 free registration per financial partner organization of Wet Tropics Waterways (email us to register info@wettropicswaterways.org.au, subject to availability)

Registrations include morning and afternoon tea and lunch in addition to access to the Forum. 

Click here to register on our Eventbrite ticketing portal: eventbrite.com.au/e/71492717643


Program & Speakers

Draft program below or download the program and speaker profiles here.

Note the full list of speakers is still being finalized and will be updated on here as they are secured.

Call for Forum Sponsors

We are seeking sponsors for the Emerging Issues in Waterway Health Forum. Get your organization noticed by a very specific, engaged audience of waterway health specialists.

Benefits to becoming a forum sponsor include:

  • Interaction with leading experts and professionals in waterway health and NRM in Queensland
  • Demonstrating your company’s leadership, commitment and contribution to best practice environmental management
  • Direct access to a captive audience of current and potential clients in an informal environment
  • Opportunity to provide promotional materials to attendees, website recognition, signage and announcements increasing exposure
  • Attendance for a number of your representatives based on partner level

Download forum sponsorship packages here. Sponsor packages Emerging Issues in Waterway Health Forum 2019


Call for Poster Presentations

We are seeking Poster Presentations for the Forum. We invite professionals, academics and students involved in waterway health issues or projects to prepare a poster for the forum.

If you are interested in contributing to the event by a poster presentation please prepare a brief abstract (300 words maximum) submitted by email to info@wettropicswaterways.org.au by no later than Monday 21st October.
You will be advised whether your poster has been accepted by Monday 28th October.

Posters will be displayed for the duration of the Forum. We require you to stand with your poster to promote your topic and field questions from participants about your work during the lunch session. If your poster is accepted, you will receive a free registration to attend the forum.