International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

Presentation – Indigenous Groundwater Declaration

The IAH Australia Indigenous Groundwater Declaration: why it’s important and where to from here?

In National Reconciliation Week come and listen to Dr Sarah Bourke and Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge talk about the IAH Australia Indigenous Groundwater Declaration. We will hear about how it came to be, its launch at the AGC2022, and where to from here.

When: Wed 31, May 2023, 5 pm AEST
Where: MS Teams Live Event
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You can read and sign on to the Indigenous Groundwater Declaration at

Dr Sarah Bourke is an Environmental Hydrogeologist in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Western Australia where she coordinates the Master of Hydrogeology. Sarah has expertise in environmental tracers, surface water – groundwater interaction and contaminant hydrogeology. She also has an interest in decolonizing the practice of hydrogeology and working with Aboriginal communities on issues that affect them. Sarah has been engaged with IAH for 15 years and is the Chair of the Western Australian chapter and Regional Vice-President for Australasia and the Pacific.

Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge is a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation living on Ngunnawal Land and is a researcher in Indigenous water science (with qualifications in hydrogeology and environmental science) and is in the final stages of his PhD candidature at the University of Canberra. Until 2021 he was the Indigenous Liaison Officer for the Threatened Species Recovery Hub under the National Environmental Science Program. Associate Professor Moggridge is a Board member with the NSW EPA and Biodiversity Council and a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a governor of WWF Australia and President of the Australian Freshwater Science Society. He is a Fellow of the Peter Cullen Trust and Alumni of the International Water Centre. Associate Professor Moggridge has won several awards, has presented widely, published in his area and is on many committees – from local to international adding to his 25 years in water and environmental science, cultural science, regulation, water planning and management, including policy development, legislative reviews, applied research and project management. He hopes to encourage future generations to pursue interests in STEM, promote his ancestors’ knowledge of water and mentor emerging Indigenous scientists.
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