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Tuesday, 25 November, 2008
The future of the Murray River system is in the balance – and is now at the top of Australia’s water resources management agenda.
In light of that, ICE WaRM’s Living Laboratories programme staged a workshop in Adelaide in October to examine the prospects for the future of the Murray-Darling.
Thursday, 20 November, 2008
The foundations have been laid to more closely link scientific research and water management policy, following an important international conference staged by ICE WaRM in Adelaide in November.
National Water Commission Chair and Chief Executive Ken Matthews, South Australian Minister for the River Murray and Water Security the Hon Karlene Maywald and Steve Topping from the Manitoba Water Stewardship in Canada – were among 12 Australian and international speakers at the event, which attracted more than 100 delegates.
Saturday, 15 November, 2008
In another success story for 2008, ICE WaRM has submitted a successful Expression of Interest to the South Australian Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure’s for membership on their professional service contractor environmental panel.
Sunday, 19 October, 2008
ICE WaRM held a short course in Hydraulics and Hydrology 15-16th October in Adelaide. The course was very well attended, culminating in a thought-provoking round of questions and networking.
The course – run by Terry Lucke, a research engineer with the University of South Australia Urban Water Resource Centre – introduces the basic principles of hydraulics and hydrology, covering the occurrence and distribution of water (hydrology) and the movement of water through pipes and open channel systems (hydraulics).
Wednesday, 15 October, 2008
Dr Ir Khin Ni Ni Thein, Vice President of Development and Resources at the Asian Institute of Technology, recently presented seminars in Adelaide and Melbourne as part of ICEWaRM’s Visits and Exchanges programme.
Dr Thein’s addresses focused on democratisation in Burma through peace and reconciliation and how water can involve people in the politics of their country. Dr NiNi’s message was to stand above politics and try to resist the temptation of not to politicise and not being politicised.
Tuesday, 30 September, 2008
The sustainability of Australia’s water resources has become a top priority – both socially and politically.
Public awareness of the scarcity and vulnerability of our water supplies is now higher than ever. The majority of households are living with what must seem like permanent water restrictions and the Commonwealth and State Governments have signed historic agreements to address the endangered Murray-Darling River system.
Sunday, 28 September, 2008
As part of the Living Laboratories programme, ICE WaRM is jointly hosting an important conference with the South Australian Department of Land and Biodiversity Conservation and the Chief Scientist of South Australia which aims to improve the links between science and the development of public policy in water resources management.
Sunday, 28 September, 2008
Enrolments have opened for the new Water Planning stream of ICE WaRM’s award-winning nested Master of Water Resources Management programme, which will be available at ICE WaRM’s partner universities from the first semester of next year.
Thursday, 25 September, 2008
Two high-ranking Asian delegations recently visited Australia for six weeks each as part of ICE WaRM’s international study tours programme.
In total, there were 45 staff members from the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, Can Tho University, the Vietnam Water Resources University, the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, with representatives from the National Mekong River Committees from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos plus representatives from the Thai and Laotian National Mekong River Committees.
Friday, 19 September, 2008
Two new Project Coordinators have joined the ICE WaRM team and will be involved in the new Water Planning degree programme, the Living Laboratories seminars and workshops and the Visitors and Exchange scheme.