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Climate change to feature at Modderfontein talk

The Modderfontein Conservation Society has chosen the topical and sometimes controversial subject of climate change as the feature for its first evening meeting of 2020.

The presentation will take place at the old Modderfontein Town Hall, 1 Casino Road, at 7.30pm, on Thursday, January 16.

Dr Gwendolyn Wellmann will give an illustrated talk entitled Water Conservation and Climate Change. She describes herself as an avid backyard vegetable gardener and a sociologist specializing in sustainable community development.

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The focus will be on how climate change will affect our already scarce water resources, the link between water usage and energy consumption, and how using less water in our gardens will help to mitigate climate change.

Gwendolyn has evaluated, advised and trained clients within the oil and gas and mining industries, government, and NGOs in East, West and Southern Africa, Peru and the Philippines.

She has also authored several peer-reviewed publications and has presented papers at several international conferences. Her academic work includes advising Master and PhD students at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She has been a board member of several non-profits both in South Africa and in Ghana and is looking forward to imparting a little of her vast knowledge with our local communities.

Visitors are welcome to attend this talk. An entrance fee of R30 is charged to help cover expenses.

For more information, call Robbie Vermont on 082 800 3704.

Dr Gwendolyn Wellmann.

Main image: The Modderspruit at Flamingo Dam.


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