12 December 2012
Communicators from the five hubs of the National Environmental Research Program met in November to learn more about eachothers’ programs and gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
The five hubs represent 102 research projects and 376 researchers.
Northern Australia hub Knowledge Broker Jaana Dielenberg said it was very helpful to gain an increased understanding of the department and how the hub’s research can be applied in government policy.
“SEWPAC has an incredibly broad portfolio. They take a lead in matters ranging from Indigenous policy to wetlands conservation and park management, so it was good to start working out who we need to be talking to in particular about our work,” Mrs Dielenberg said.
“The aim of the Northern Australia hub is to improve biodiversity conservation. We have the best possible chance of achieving this if we can engage with stakeholders at all levels, from onground land managers through to all levels of government, including planning experts and policy makers.”
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