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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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Renewing Water Resources Management in South Africa

Sunday, 9 March, 2008

Dr Mark Dent from the University of KwaZulu in Natal highlighted South Africa ’s acclaimed water and natural resources management policies during a six city lecture tour in February and early March sponsored by ICE WaRM.

He also exposed many of the current problems in implementing those policies in his presentation titled “Renewing Water Resources Management in South Africa – Changing Role, Form and Context For Science”.

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ICE WaRM Director Leads Input To Conference

Thursday, 6 March, 2008

Robin-KingICE WaRM Director Professor Robin King was a key speaker at a special seminar titled ‘Building Tomorrow’s Engineers’ in Melbourne in February.

The seminar, organised by the Business/Higher Education Round Table and the Australian Council of Engineering Deans, explored some of the major future challenges to ensure academic courses meet the needs of the engineering industry.

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