Water Futures is three-day international, interdisciplinary event involving participants from across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Artists, scientists, Indigenous elders, economists, activists, politicians, diplomats and the community will come together to for a crucial conversation on one of the world most precious resources.
Guests include Rajendra Singh, winner of the Stockholm Water prize and known as the Water Man of India; Latai Taumoepeau, a Tongan-Australian performance artist; Tony Birch, renowned Indigenous author and educator; Cynthia Schneider, international diplomacy expert and activist; and Eva Abal, who works between Australia and the Philippines at the Global Change Institute.
Join Arts House, Tipping Point Australia and AsiaTOPA in this day-long discussion and exchange about our most precious resource.
Water Futures is an Asia Pacific knowledge exchange and trans-disciplinary laboratory focused on sustainable water futures presented by Arts House, Tipping Point Australia and Arts Centre Melbourne in association with Future Earth Australia and with the support of the KMATS Endowment Fund.
Water is as critical to life as air. It’s what we share, mostly what we are, what we pollute, and what we revere.
Water Futures Day 1
Water Futures Day 1, is a publically accessible ticketed event being held at Arts Centre Melbourne on 23 February. This conference style laboratory includes keynote presentation from internationally renowned scientist, and passionate conservationists and climate advocates from across Australia and the Asia Pacific.
Hear from Rajendra Singh, renowned water conservationist, winner of the Stockholm Water prize, and listed on The Guardian’s ‘50 people who could save the planet’; Latai Taumoepeau, Tongan/Australian performance artist; Tony Birch, Indigenous author and educator; Cynthia Schneider, international diplomacy expert and activist; and Eva Abal, Program Director of Sustainable Water for the Global Change Institute.
Join Arts House, TippingPoint Australia and Asia TOPA in this day-long discussion and exchange about our most precious resource. Facilitated by TippingPoint Australia’s Matt Wicking.
Additional fees will apply
A $7.95 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.
Optional Express Ticket Delivery
A $5.50 per order charge applies if you wish to have tickets sent by Express or Registered Post.
All prices include GST.
Water Futures Day 2 and 3
Water Futures Day 2 and 3 is a hackathon and ideas factory being held at Library at The Dock on 24 and 25 February. In the knowledge that complex system problems require out of the box thinking and solutions, Water Futures does not follow a traditional conference model. Water Futures is a transdisciplinary laboratory that is focused on sharing knowledge and collaboratively identifying the most critical global issues and opportunities for the creation of sustainable water futures. Part workshop, part forum, it will generate projects that address those issues.
Ten steward organisations and institutions from across Australia and the Asia Pacific will select one or more of the resulting projects to take to the next stage of development.
Please note, Water Futures Day 2 and 3 is by invitation only. Check back for more information on how you can follow the conversation nearer the time.
Facilitated by Tipping Point Australia’s Matt Wicking.
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.
Testimonials from previous TippingPoint Forums
'An extraordinary event.'
'A rich and rare experience.'
'I am thrilled to have taken part, and am still buzzing with all the ideas and conversation of the previous two days.'
'Tonight reminded me yet again how important it is, as creative presenters, to deliver the message on our changing planet to as many as we can.'
Previous TippingPoint Australia conference attendees