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The Currency of Water

Date: Monday 27 July 2020, 6pm to 8:45pm
Cost: Free event. Bookings required.
Contact details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Matariki series

Water: A global commodity in our own backyard. What is the state of water in Aotearoa today; how and where might our water flow tomorrow? Join us for a panel discussion and film screening of ‘Aquarela’ to discover more.

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Explore the future of freshwater

This is a combined panel discussion/film screening event. The panel will explore the future of freshwater in NZ: unpacking the perspectives and considerations around freshwater in the future.

Panel discussion

Panellists include:

  • Dr Mike Joy, a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies in the University’s Wellington School of Business and Government
  • Tim Naish, a Professor in Earth Sciences in the UVW Antarctic Research Centre
  • Professor Catherine Iorns from VUW Faculty of Law
  • Aaria Dobson-Waitere- Kaitiaki Ranger at ZEALANDIA, Mana Whenua (Taranaki Whānui), Te Tini o Hākuturi Rōpū.

Dr Danielle Shanahan, Head of Conservation and the Director of the Centre for People and Nature at ZEALANDIA, will facilitate the discussion.

Zealandia website

Film ‘Aquarela’ viewing

After the panel, join us as in viewing the film Aquarela.

The run time of the film is approx. 1hr 30mins. Provisional film timing is 7.15 – 8.45pm.

Watch the ‘Aquarela’ official trailer

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xAIuDF25kE&feature=emb_logo

‘Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. A visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is Aquarela’s main character’.

More about ‘Aquarela’ on the Sony website

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Pukekohe in a water land.