Shepparton forum to discuss climate change impacts on water resources

By Rodney Woods

A Shepparton forum, run by Farmers for Climate Action, will be held next week, with the impact of climate change on water issues high on the agenda.

Principal Scientist in Climate Applications at the South Australian Research and Development Institute Dr Peter Hayman will deliver the address on the impact of climate change and climate variability on river inflows and water availability.

Other speakers include clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon, grassroots political expert Denis Ginnivan and Farmers for Climate Action chief executive officer Wendy Cohen.

The aim of the online forum is to provide people with an understanding of the mental impacts of natural disasters on the community.

It will also endeavour to provide a pathway for the community to commence the long process of building resilience and recovery and hopes to provide the community with tools to go out and create the community change they want to see.

The Shepparton Climate Change, Water Availability and Community Resilience Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 2 from 8.45 am to 11 am.

To RSVP and to access the Zoom link, visit: https://www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au/shepparton_2020_forum