Looking back on 2017, I am delighted at the quality and range of domestic and international water capacity development programmes that ICE WaRM has delivered. It is a wonderful testament to the hard work of our staff and partners who have created these opportunities for our alumni and the outcomes for the institutions we support.
Over the last few months ICE WaRM has been working collaboratively with South Australia’s Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), to deliver two round table discussions that will help reform the State’s Water Register functionality.
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
The Australian Water Association’s South Australian Water Awards are the SA water industry’s highest accolades, recognising the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in the South Australian water industry across innovation, research, infrastructure and water projects.
Saturday, 25 November, 2017
Earlier this year the Northern Territory’s Government commissioned an independent review on the former Government’s water extraction licences in direct response to the widespread concerns raised by stakeholders and the wider community about the way water licences were issued under the previous government.
Monday, 20 November, 2017
The Australian Government’s Australia India Council grants program, the WaRM Trust grant and funding from the Department of State Development (DSD), have enabled 7 Fellows from the state of Rajasthan, India, to participate in a 6-week intensive research program in Adelaide.
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.