2017 events

Payment for Ecosystem Services Symposium 2017

Policy and Payment for Ecosystem Services in Land and Water: Australian and Global Perspective

Recent natural catastrophes are drawing increased attention to the need to maintain natural capital and ecosystem services for a healthy society and economy. There is also a need for better understanding of the activities and policy approaches which can halt and reverse land and water degradation. 

The Payment for Ecosystem Services Symposium focusses on understanding the practical challenges and state of the art research in managing natural capital in an efficient, environmental and socially equitable way.

This theme will be addressed from the Australian and international perspectives of:

  • Businesses
  • Regulators
  • Public agencies
  • Academics

The Symposium is a free event supported by the University of South Australia, the Government of South Australia, and the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

Complete Program Details

 Event Details

    Date:               Friday 10 November 2017

    Time:               9am-5pm

    Where:            Adelaide Rockford, 164 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000 [ view map ]

    Cost:                Free – refreshments will be served

    Further info    T: 08 8302 0457

                               E: CMR-Research@unisa.edu.au

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ACIAR Workshop - Institutional Mapping and Case Analysis of, Irrigation Management Transfer, in Sindh, Punjab, Bihar and Assam

On the 26th to 28th of September 2017, our Head of School Lin Crase travelled to Colombo, Sri Lanaka to partake in a workshop aiming to critically review the institutional mapping of IMT in each jurisdiction and report findings from the case analysis.

The outputs from the workshop informed the survey instrument that forms the second phase of the project. The survey will ideally collect data that can be pooled for cross-jurisdictional analysis but would also ideally be able to consider local nuances and issues.

A specific focus on compliance was also discussed as was the game theoretic proposition which is being developed.

At the end of the workshop each research partner had a clear understanding of the requirements to fulfil the objectives of the remainder of the project and the government participants gained an understanding of the on-ground benefits that could be garnered.


Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (JCAE) Mid-Year Symposium

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The 2017 JCAE Mid-Year Symposium is jointly organised by the University of Technology Sydney, University of South Australia and Deakin University. The symposium provides a platform for accounting, economics and corporate governance academics especially from Australia, New Zealand and Asia to present cutting-edge research findings.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PROFESSOR GARY C. BIDDLE Gary is a Professor of Accounting at University of Melbourne and has previously served as Professor at University of Chicago, University of Washington, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is the Board and Executive Council Member of the American Accounting Association, Accounting Hall of Fame Selection Committee Member, Book Editor of The American Review and Accounting Area Editor of Journal of International Business Studies. Previously, Professor Biddle has served on various professional accounting bodies such as Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). He is an expert in financial and management accounting, value creation, economic forecasting, corporate governance and performance metrics. Professor Biddle’s research appears in leading academic journals such as Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research and Contemporary Accounting Research. He is ranked among the top 0.4% in career research citations.

Date:  Friday 30 June 2017 

Location: Hawke Building, Level 5, Bradley Forum 50-55 North Terrace, City West Campus University of South Australia

For more information contact: Katt Robertson 02 9514 3560


I4C Research Visit

On the 4th and 5th of  September, four I4C researchers will be visiting The School of Commerce to help build research collaboration and provide an opportunity to identify ways in which their research can be supported.

The group from I4C researchers comprises of:

  • Dr Habtamu Tilahun Kassahun, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Dr Flavio Freire Souza, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Dr Aiste Ruseckaite, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Dr Rachel Milte,  Research Fellow

2016 events

National water forum 2016   PDF - 2mb

A-CSEAR 2016   PDF - 1mb