Our Environmental Science Series explores topics that affect everyday Victorians.

Guest speakers provide insights into different environmental issues. The free talks focus on science and how it is or can be used to reduce the impact of these issues.  

We launched the 2021 series in March, with a panel of speakers discussing the topic of improving water quality in urban areas. This was followed by a deep-dive in May into drivers of climate change and the subsequent impact on environmental public health. 

Further topics for discussion in the 2021 series include microplastics and emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals). 

Upcoming events

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Past events

Effects of pharmaceuticals in aquatic environments – bridging the gap between lab and field

How climate change affects environmental public health

Improving urban water quality

Using citizen science to understand the environment

Sound-thinking for a quieter environment – managing noise around us

Antimicrobial resistance outside the hospital walls

Behavioural change: building a culture of environmental protection

Changing the conversation of odour management

Electricity generation: changing for the future

Green chemistry: the missing element

PFAS exposure, bioaccumulation and associations with health effects

The vulnerability of children to environmental exposures

Reviewed 27 August 2021