Institute Adjunct Associate Professor Bruce Pennay was one of four finalist for the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal announced May 6 in Bathurst. This prestigious national award recognised contributions toward the preservation, conservation and protection of Australia's heritage and is awarded annually.
Professor Manohar Pawar is the new president of the International Consortium for Social Development. In his incoming presidential address (which he gave at the ICSD's International Scientific Conference in Croatia, July 7-11) he honored ICSD pioneers and presented his vision and plans and programs for the consortium. Read his speech at https://www.facebook.com/groups/312544868921873/permalink/804645993045089/ or video link https://drive.google.com/…/0B_1MJT49zrrccy13VmlDeDVsT…/view…>
Professor Max Finlayson has been elected by the Board of the Society of Wetland Scientists as a Fellow of the Society. His award was presented by SWS President Gillian Davies at the society's annual meeting in June.
Professor Max Finlayson has been appointed Senior Advisor to the International Crane Foundation (2017-2020). The International Crane Foundation (ICF), a NGO, works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds and flyways on which they depend.
Professor Max Finlayson has been appointed a Scientific Committee Member of the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) Foundation (based in Japan). The appointment to the ILEC Scientific Committee 12th Term is for April 2017 to March 2019.