From: Monday May 25, 2020, 7:00 pm
To: Monday May 25, 2020, 8:00 pm
Join us as we hear from Joshua Tait, environmental engineer about how Australia is preparing its coastal communities for a changing climate and what can be done today to help tomorrow.
Josh began his career working as a water engineer after completing a double degree in civil engineering and law. Whilst working as an engineer he focused on catchment and water resource management, waterway engineering, and program and policy evaluation.
His experience as a water engineer provides him with an appreciation for the on-ground complexities of natural resource management and has skilled him with the tools to be an effective contributor in multi-disciplinary teams. Thereafter he joined Natural Capital Economics (https://www.nceconomics.com/). Since joining he has valued the ecosystem services of the Ayeyarwady River Basin in Myanmar, undertaken a vulnerability assessment of Victoria’s economy to extreme heat and developed business cases for Australian funding programs of major water infrastructure projects.
Presently, his focus is to prepare coastal communities within Australia for a changing climate. He collaborates with engineers and scientists to predict the medium to long term impact of coastal hazards (e.g. storm-tide inundation) on these communities and develop strategies to mitigate risk. He is completing a graduate diploma in economics in June and then starting his masters in environmental economics and climate change at the London School of Economics (Sept 2020).
He is looking forward to meeting the members of Rotary Club of Prahran and guests.
ZOOM Meeting ID 446 546 421 P/w 005478
ZOOM, Prahran VIC
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