Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana director Megan Dixon has welcomed the addition of Bridge Hub as an industry partner for the upcoming Inland Growth Summit on January 30.
Established by the Blue River Group, Bridge Hub is an innovation that is focussed on commercialising technology for the benefit of the Australian and global agrifood industries.
“It is exciting to have the Bridge Hub team on board to add knowledge and insight into Australia’s situation which marries perfectly with the theme of this year’s summit, The Future of Water,” she said.
The 2020 Bridge Hub Water Challenge has just been announced and will examine the issue of water scarcity in Australia and the need to find solutions to ensure ongoing quality, efficiency, productivity and profitability.
“Bridge Hub is an industry-led initiative that brings together the pillars of industry, research and government,” Blue River Group co-CEO and founder Craig Shapiro said.
“Our current focus is to uncover and fast track solutions for water challenges across the agrisystem.
“Australia is not alone in facing water issues. Water scarcity is a universal problem being exacerbated by changes in our climate. We need to urgently find solutions. We are focused on finding tangible, practical solutions that can have an immediate positive impact both in Australia and around the world.”
Bridge Hub is regionally based in Wagga Wagga, gateway to the traditionally productive Riverina region. It also has an office in Sydney and Israel, an arid nation and world leader in water management.
The theme of the 2020 Inland Growth Summit is around the available opportunities in terms of water management, reuse innovation and change management, with the four main topic areas focused on strategy, business, community and infrastructure.
Some of the featured speakers on the day include Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, Taronga Western Plains Zoo director Steve Hinks, researcher Geoff Beeson and NSW Farmers representative Xavier Martin. Charles Sturt University strategic advisor Fiona Nash will be MC for the day.
The event will be held at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and runs from 9am to 7pm with the main conference to be followed by networking.
Tickets are available HERE.