Saturday, 26 July, 2008
ICE WaRM will offer scholarships for the new Water Planning degree programme being developed with funding from the National Water Commission.
A fund of $200,000 has been established for the provision of scholarships which will be available to students across Australia.
Conditions of the scholarships will be announced in spring 2008, ready for the introduction of the new programme next year.
Tuesday, 22 July, 2008
There has been a big response to the first of ICE WaRM’s new Australian Water Industry Essentials programme.
The initial programme, run in conjunction with the Australian Water Association, was staged in Sydney in early July for 25 industry professionals from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT
Friday, 18 July, 2008
In July, ICE WaRM hosted a seminar by Tsair-Fuh Lin from the Department of Environmental Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. Professor Lin’s 4 week visit to Australia, hosted by the Australian Water Quality Centre, was funded by ICE WaRMs Visits and Exchanges Programme.
Wednesday, 16 July, 2008
The latest ICE WaRM Living Laboratory seminar at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide set the spotlight on Technological Innovation in Wetland Management.
The workshop explored new approaches which can halt the decline in wetlands, floodplains and other river systems – many of them suffering serious and rapid degradation because of reduced water flows and longer periods between inundation.
Monday, 14 July, 2008
ICE 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.
Saturday, 12 July, 2008
A 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.
Friday, 28 March, 2008
Water 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.
Friday, 28 March, 2008
Flying 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.
Tuesday, 25 March, 2008
Birdsall-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.
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.