Conference Papers | 2010 Conference Papers
PICTURE THE FUTURE: AUSTRALIA – WATER & ENERGY
Ian Storie, Business Development Manager, ANZ, Siemens Ltd. Australia
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Today, the world is undergoing significant changes due to climate change, demographic change, urbanisation and globalisation. As Australians and global citizens, we have reached a future-critical cross road.
Siemens has undertaken a comprehensive and unique research project called ‘Picture the Future Australia ,focussing on the two critical issues of water and energy in Australia.
Undertaken in consultation with some of Australia’s leading research and development institutions, this research provides a technology blueprint outlining what can be achieved in the next two decades to help Australia meet carbon emissions targets, and to ensure a secure and sustainable water future.
In view of these current challenges and opportunities, I believe what is missing is a course of action – but one that is not overwhelming in its detail. Rather, a strategy that brings together the wealth of information and proposes a plan. I believe our research delivers this.
Australia has always had the choice to pursue an economically and environmentally sustainable future – and, even in the midst of global challenges such as climate change, demographic change, urbanisation and globalisation, these choices are still available for us to fulfil.
Our future is our choice.