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Drainage design for new Indian city nearing completion

Thursday, 18 April, 2019

The design of a drainage master plan for the new capital city of Amaravati in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, is nearing completion.

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Why water policy needs to address the feminisation of agriculture

Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Under the theme Gender Equality Through Agricultural Research for Development, the 2019 Seeds of Change Conference held in Canberra 2-4 April, was hailed a success by the event’s organisers and participants.

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Centres of Excellence are key to economic engagement in India

Thursday, 4 April, 2019

The South Australian Government and ICE WaRM were delighted to host the delegation from the Rajasthan Centre of Excellence of Water Resources Management (RaCE WaRM) to Adelaide and Canberra in February, to share the story of extreme water challenges in Rajasthan, magnified by a failed monsoon season in 2018.

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Improving water licence efficiency in South Australia

Thursday, 4 April, 2019

At last week’s National Water Forum 2019 in Adelaide, the state’s Branch Head of Water Licensing, Mike Fuller, presented on the reform of South Australia’s water licensing business and the delivery of a modern online Water Register.

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Building expertise in the water sector in Iraq

Thursday, 21 March, 2019

ICE WaRM has facilitated a study tour in Australia for personnel from the Ministry of Water Resources in Iraq.

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Balancing the social, environmental and financial demands in unconventional gas extraction

Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

There has been much discussion about Australia’s looming domestic gas shortage and current coal seam gas operations on the east coast are now preparing for closure resulting from ‘over-ambitious estimates of reserves.’

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Foresight for food systems in South Asia

Thursday, 7 March, 2019

More than 50 participants from Bangladesh, India and Nepal convened in Kathmandu, Nepal on 11-14 February, to explore key impacts and future trends for food systems, at both local and regional levels.

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New approaches to recharging aquifers in India

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019

Modern technologies and effective community participation are now essential in the effective implementation of recharging aquifers in India.

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Politics and the art of high-stake negotiations

Thursday, 21 February, 2019

The Murray Darling Basin has drawn much attention in recent months, sparked by allegations of illegal water extraction, drought and the devastating consequences of reduced environmental flow resulting in mass fish deaths. As many stakeholders with varying interests vie for a part of the valuable resource, it is not surprising to see all invested players join the debate.

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Research Alumna gives back by shaping young careers

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

The projected population growth worldwide and climate change are expected to present uncertainty and variability in the amount of available freshwater resources around the globe.

This issue highlights the dire need to use the principles of a circular economy and fit-for purpose supply in water management by reusing wastewater and capturing stormwater to meet the non-potable demands where drinking water quality is not required.

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