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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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