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RIEL seminar series

From Darwin Harbour report cards to recycling pee on parklands: snapshots of current research

Presenter A/Prof Cara Beal (Griffith University)
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Location CDU Casuarina Campus Yellow 1.1.39 and online
If you wish to attend this seminar online please email for the zoom link.
Zoom links will be sent on the Friday of the seminar.
Open to Public
Assoc Prof Cara Beal head

A/Prof. Cara Beal will present a summary of her current research projects, most of which see her working a long way from home. This includes the Darwin Harbour Integrated Report Card project in which she works alongside Prof Karen Gibb and other CDU researchers & external stakeholders. Her interest in this project lies mainly in exploring, with Larrakia researchers, the Indigenous cultural values and indicators for the Darwin Harbour. In addition, Cara will present on some of her other research projects including using human pee in parklands, drinking water security in the Torres Straits and community-based water management in the Pacific.

A/Prof. Cara Beal is an environmental scientist and Associate Professor in Environmental Health at the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences and a Principal Research Fellow at the Cities Research Institute, at Griffith University in Queensland. Cara has varied research interests in the field of environmental health, climate resilient water, sanitation, hygiene provision in remote Australian Indigenous and rural Pacific communities; socio-technical drivers of behaviour change (role of smart metering/ data), community and stakeholder engagement engagement and nutrients in a circular economy (e.g. recycling wee ?).  She has worked in the environmental management field - predominantly the water sector - since the early 90's in private, public and research settings.  As a 'pracademic' Cara is passionate about translating pragmatic and applied research into achievable and positive changes on the ground...

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