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Skills Shortage Study Gathers Pace

Monday, 14 July, 2008

Water Photos 103ICE WaRM is carrying out an extensive study of one of the major issues facing Australia’s water industry – the growing skills shortage.

The skills shortage, which developed over the last two decades, has become even more urgent with the coincidence of the drought and climate change.

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International Speakers for ICE WaRM Seminar

Saturday, 12 July, 2008

Pictures 035A leading water researcher outlined fresh approaches to India’s water problems and potential solutions at ICE WaRM-supported seminars in Adelaide and Sydney in June.

At the Australia-Asia Water Centre in Adelaide, Associate Professor Ashu Jain examined the issues, challenges and possible solutions for water-related problems in India and Dr Rajib Maity outlined the value of studying hydroclimatology – research in hydrology and water resources based on information from large-scale climate circulation.

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ICE WaRM Has Key Role in International Conference

Friday, 28 March, 2008

Water Down Under 2008 LogoWater Down Under 2008 – one of the major international water conferences of the year – is being staged in Adelaide in April.

ICE WaRM is a co-convenor and major sponsor of this event, to be held  at the Adelaide Convention Centre 15-17th April, which is attracting presenters and participants from across the world.

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From the CEO

Friday, 28 March, 2008

RHopkinsFlying Start to 2008

ICE WaRM has hit the ground running in 2008; among other activities, hosting a five-city tour by Birdsall-Dreiss lecturer, Dr Bridget Scanlon, in early February.

It’s the first time the winner of this prestigious annual award, chosen by the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America, has visited Australia. Big audiences turned out at each lecture and the audio and slides of her presentation have proved to be popular features on the ICE WaRM website.

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Visiting Lecturer Urges Changes in Water Use

Tuesday, 25 March, 2008

BSP_9895editBirdsall-Dreiss lecturer Dr Bridget Scanlon has called for changes to agriculture in semi-arid regions like to preserve our scarce water resources and make primary production more sustainable.

Dr Scanlon – the Senior Research Scientist in the Bureau of Economic Geology at the Jackson School of Geosciences, attached to the University of Texas in Austin – has set five priorities to improve the sustainability of semi-arid farming.

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Changjiang Water Resources Commission, PR China

Thursday, 20 March, 2008

In December last year, ICE WaRM hosted the Changjiang Water Resources Commission (CWRC) from China; an organisation which is responsible for the development, utilisation and protection of water resources in the Changjiang River Basin. The CWRC aims to develop and promote integrated water resources management in the Basin while implementing environmental protection measures.

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ICE WaRM Short Course Explores Drainage System

Tuesday, 18 March, 2008

terry-luckeProfessor Simon Beecham and research engineer Terry Lucke from the University of South Australia headed a recent ICE WaRM short course on Siphonic Roof Drainage Design – a state of the art drainage system involving complex hydraulic analysis.

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The Coorong and Lower Murray Under The Spotlight

Sunday, 16 March, 2008

ICE WaRM was proud to host leading researchers Dr Paul Hanson from the Centre of Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dr Kane Aldridge from the University of Adelaide as speakers at a seminar on “The State of the Lower Murray Lakes” on the 21st January.

Dr Hanson visited Adelaide to collect data on the condition of the Coorong with the research cluster which focuses on the Coorong, the Lower Lakes and the Murray Mouth (CLLAMM ecology).

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Partner Profile – Professor Simon Beecham

Saturday, 15 March, 2008

simon_beechamProfessor Simon Beecham represents the University of South Australia on ICE WaRM’s Board of Studies, the body overseeing the ICE WaRM nested Master Programme and comprising programme directors from each partner university.

He is a former chair of the Board of Studies and is heavily involved in ICE WaRM’s education programmes.

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Living Labs Programme Sparks Research Initiatives

Thursday, 13 March, 2008

Pictures 023crop tnSeveral highly successful Living Laboratories events have been held since the beginning of the year. The philosophy behind the Living Laboratories programme, supported by ICE WaRM and the Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation (DWLBC), is that the current investment in landscape change through Natural Resource Management Programmes offers the research community a ‘laboratory’ within agency implementation programmes where hypotheses can be tested and measurements can be taken at the full landscape scale.

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