Talking Infrastructure

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Talking Infrastructure
10am-12 noon
Tuesday 23 April
Planetary Health Precinct
Cost: Free
Bookings essential here
As our ageing infrastructure begins to fail in the face of extreme weather events, the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative is bringing together international experts to ’talk infrastructure’ at 10am Tuesday 23 April.
In 2016 Dr Penny Burns and a group of global asset managers created the Talking Infrastructure Association to focus on improving infrastructure decision making around the world, including developing tools and techniques to ensure that new infrastructure projects will survive the coming changes in technology, demand and climate change – that is, that they will be ‘future friendly’.
Ruth Wallsgrove from the UK, a board member of Talking Infrastructure, and a global leading Asset Manager trainer who has trained thousands of people to date on five continents, will join other board members, Dr Penny Burns from South Australia, and Jeff Roorda from Blue Mountains City Council, to look at lessons learned from the last 40 years of asset management that can help us meet the challenges of the next 40 years. Amongst other things, Ruth created the Women in Asset Management North America Network. She will bring to the discussion a long career in asset-intensive industries including water & waste water, rail, power, and cities, in both major government and commercial organisations.
Join us at the Planetary Health Precinct as we discuss the urgent changes needed in our mindsets around assets and the tools we need going forward to protect planetary health and biodiversity, and build climate change resilience.
The event is free but bookings essential here:
This event is part of a Bioregional Collaboration for Planetary Health and is supported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.