Leading Futurist to Speak at Energy Forum

May 26, 2008

Bingara and District VISION 20/20 is delighted to have secured the presence of Professor Stuart White to speak at the Regenerative Energy for Rural Communities Forum on July 17 and 18.

Professor Stuart White is the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures. He has worked and undertaken research in sustainability for over twenty years, specialising in the use of least cost planning for utilities and the advocacy, design, implementation and evaluation of programs for improving resource use efficiency.

At the Institute, and previously as Director of Preferred Options (Asia-Pacific) Pty Ltd, he designed or implemented three of Australia’s largest water efficiency programs, in Kalgoorlie Boulder in Western Australia, in northern New South Wales and in Sydney.

In 1998 he was appointed as a member of the NSW Task Force on Water Conservation and in 2001 as a member of the Expert Panel on Environmental Flows for the Hawkesbury Nepean.

In 2000 he was requested by the NSW Minister for the Environment to undertake an Independent Review of Container Deposit Legislation and has written and presented widely on sustainable futures including taxation, participatory decision-making and public policy.

The Regenerative Energy for Rural Communities Forum will be held at the Roxy Theatre, Bingara on July 17 and at the Bingara RSL on July 18. For more information contact V2020 President Garry McDouall on 0428 834 281.
Submitted by: Rick Hutton, Secretary Ph: 0428 255 380