The Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research, Professor Jorg Imberger, has been invited to London by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
Professor Imberger will give this year's prestigious Prince Philip Lecture and dine at the 250-year-old Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA), one of the UK's oldest and most respected thinktanks, in the presence of Prince Philip, who will chair the event.
He is expected to discuss a global perspective on challenges in water management in the 21st century.
The lecture and dinner follows similar occasions with Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations; Al Gore, climate change activist and former Democratic nominee for US President; Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize-winner and economist; Timothy Garton Ash, author and Professor of European studies at Oxford University; and Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon.
The RSA hosts the UK's most ambitious free lecture series, combining leadership with innovation to further human progress. Its influential and varied research projects are supported by 27,000 Fellows, an international network from every field and background.
"Professor Imberger's invitation to address the RSA is a reflection of the international excellence attained by many of our researchers," UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson said. "Although this University is situated in one of the world's most isolated cities, it has a lot to contribute in solving some of the global community's most urgent problems, including water-use."
Professor Imberger's lecture will be held at RSA House, Central London, at 6pm on June 11.