The Australian Government Productivity Commission has been asked to inquire into the reform of Australia’s water resources sector. This includes assessing the progress of the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative (NWI) and the need for any future reform. A draft inquiry report on National Water Reform was released on the 15th September 2017 and ICE WaRM attended the public hearing in Adelaide last month to comment.
Last week, a 50-member delegation led by Minister for Investment and Trade of the South Australian government, Martin Hamilton-Smith, went to India for a week-long India Business Mission (IBM) to further develop trade and investment opportunities for South Australia.
ICE WaRM has been successful in securing the funding of four applications in Round 17 of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia Awards Fellowship (AAF) programme.
Monday, 30 October, 2017
The Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management (RaCE WaRM) and the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, recognised the opportunity to collaborate on mutually beneficial activities as well as the promotion of academic and research cooperation and the development of the two institutions.
Irrigation Australia welcomes new members from RHAA and establishes a Rainwater Harvesting Committee comprising of Irrigation Australia Limited (IAL) board and management representatives and members from the RHAA committee.
Water usage compliance in the Murray Darling Basin has been a hot topic over the last few months with the Australian Federal Government ordering an independent basin-wide review to be completed by the end of the year.
Monday, 25 September, 2017
Nepalese Parliamentary Delegation visit Australia to share experience of reform, policy and practice.
Water is a significant natural resource for Nepal and is abundant throughout the country in the form of snow cover, rivers, springs, lakes and groundwater.
The southern Murray-Darling Basin market is valued at over $14 billion but according to the latest Water Markets Report from Aither, Australia’s leading water markets advisor, allocation trade turnover was well down on the previous year.
Attendees from Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Tehran and Dubai joined last week’s MAR Essentials Webinar which focused on the practical and operational elements of Managed Aquifer Recharge schemes.
Tuesday, 5 September, 2017
The UN estimates that, by 2025 the population of forty-eight nations will have increased to 2.8 billion, placing significant stress on fresh water resources.
India is already facing unique water, energy and infrastructure challenges due to rapid urbanization, industrialization and climate variability but the western model of an Innovation Ecosystem is not suitable.