News posts tagged "About Programmes"
Thursday, 6 December, 2018
Improving understanding of gender, rights and equity issues within integrated water resources management is integral to progressing the water sector to be both more gender balanced and gender sensitive.
Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018
Senior officials from the Bangladesh agriculture and water sectors have come to Australia to learn from Australia’s irrigation techniques, challenges and management expertise as they focus on capacity development in water management for food security in Bangladesh.
Monday, 28 May, 2018
In India, as in Australia, water management involves sharing rivers across State boundaries, which is why our recent group of Australia Awards Fellows found this programme so valuable.
Monday, 14 May, 2018
Last week, a high-level delegation from China Water Exchange (CWEX), the Ministry of Water and business executives, attended a 5-day study tour focused on water trading in the southern Murray-Darling Basin region.
Thursday, 10 May, 2018
At Ozwater this year, the International Water Association (Australia) and the Australian Water Association’s SDGs Specialist Network, presented a workshop on how the Australian water sector can drive the progress of the SDGs internationally.
Saturday, 5 May, 2018
The majority of the world’s irrigated area lies in Asia and more than 80% of water withdrawals are used for irrigation. For this reason, the need to improve the productivity of irrigation to ensure a sufficient supply of food, fibre and fuel for tomorrow’s population, is increasingly imperative.
Thursday, 26 April, 2018
The ICIMOD-ICE WaRM Asia-Pacific Water Leadership Programme completed last week with 17 participants from countries across the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region.
As part of the programme through the Murray-Darling Basin, delegates met with a panel of Riverland community and irrigation industry leaders and were well prepared with probing questions.
Thursday, 29 March, 2018
We all have an obligation to leave a sustainable environment to the next generation, but how can we do this well if only 50 percent of the population is actively engaged in the process?
Thursday, 25 January, 2018
ICE WaRM has welcomed our first of four Australia Awards Fellowship groups for 2018, to Australia. Arriving from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India, the group of 14 water professionals are here to better understand Australia’s irrigation technologies.
While gender inequality continues to be a major issue in India, ICE WaRM is extremely pleased that five of the water professionals in the group are women.
Thursday, 14 December, 2017
Over the last few months ICE WaRM has been working collaboratively with South Australia’s Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), to deliver two round table discussions that will help reform the State’s Water Register functionality.
Monday, 20 November, 2017
The Australian Government’s Australia India Council grants program, the WaRM Trust grant and funding from the Department of State Development (DSD), have enabled 7 Fellows from the state of Rajasthan, India, to participate in a 6-week intensive research program in Adelaide.
Monday, 25 September, 2017
Nepalese Parliamentary Delegation visit Australia to share experience of reform, policy and practice.
Water is a significant natural resource for Nepal and is abundant throughout the country in the form of snow cover, rivers, springs, lakes and groundwater.
Friday, 17 March, 2017
The Australian Water School’s 2nd Gas Policy and Water Management Course, led by Arris Water’s Ben Kele and George Gates from NSW’s Gateway Panel, along with a team of four presenters, attracted 20 environmental assessment and policy officers from across Australia.
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
South Australian-based University of Adelaide has launched a new course in Water Security and Governance.
Tuesday, 14 February, 2017
The spate of black-outs in South Australia, and the threat of power outages along the Eastern Seaboard, has created a passionate debate about energy security in Australia. The speed of the drive towards renewable energy in the electricity market has highlighted the planning gaps in relation to energy reliability and the required transitional infrastructure.
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
Water modelling enables us to make informed decisions on best-practice water management, to ensure clean water is available to future generations.
Thursday, 10 November, 2016
ICE WaRM’s HEC-RAS Water Modelling Course saw participants update their skills and hydraulic modelling proficiency.
Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) will be providing a capacity-building programme for 15 mid-level managers from the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in Australia from 14 October 2016 to 4 November 2016, with a follow-up programme in India planned for the period 21 – 23 November 2016. The program is an Australia Awards Fellowship funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Monday, 5 September, 2016
ICE WaRM will present a special workshop on River Modelling for Decision Makers on 9 October.
Monday, 5 September, 2016
ICE WaRM’s free monthly Webinar in September examines the issue of water trading.
Waterfind is among Australia’s leading water exchanges, allowing irrigators to trade water through a free online water exchange or through a water broker. Its online trading platform has been used by more than 11,000 customers across key irrigation districts in South Australia, Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia.
Wednesday, 26 November, 2014
Professor Mike Young’s presentation on Transformational Environmental Policy Reform was well received by all those who attended.
Thursday, 23 October, 2014
A panel of key identities from the water industry will be engaged in a lively discussion of hypothetical future scenarios for Adelaide to 2050 and beyond.
Sunday, 19 October, 2014
In its 20th year running, National Water Week encourages communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding around water issues and opportunities for growth and innovation.
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
Now in its tenth year, ICE WaRM has recently added two new Board Members.
Thursday, 21 August, 2014
For the second year in a row ICE WaRM organised this successful, highly regarded training course, this time in Sydney.
Wednesday, 6 August, 2014
Dr Phil Crawley’s presentation detailing the water resources challenges faced by the Kiribati nation was extremely well received by colleagues and students alike.
Friday, 20 June, 2014
During June, ICE WaRM hosted several senior officials from the Water Resources Department, Jharkhand, India. This visit was after an invitation from the Department of the Environment, supported by DFAT under the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio.
Wednesday, 5 February, 2014
Congratulations to Kaye Schofield, ICE WaRM Board Director, on the occasion of her much deserved AO Award:
“For distinguished service to vocational and adult education and training, as a researcher and commentator, through contributions to policy development and regulation, and to the community”.
Staff from the Government of Rajasthan (India) benefited from an 8-Day, Study Programme Visit to Australia.
Friday, 1 November, 2013
9 Senior members from the Ministry of Water Resources in the Government of Rajasthan have visited Australia during October, under the European Union-State Partnership Programme.
The visit also included discussions with public administrators at State and District level and an array of field visits.
Sunday, 1 September, 2013
When: Thurs 17 October (Basic day) and Fri 18 October (Intermediate day)
Where: Melbourne, Citigate Hotel, 270 Flinders St.
HEC-RAS (Hydrologic Engineering Centres-River Analysis System) is a computer program, primarily used for the computation of water surface profiles in steady and unsteady, gradually-varied flow situations. It is recognised as an industry-standard program and is widely used throughout the world.
Limited places remaining, register now to avoid disappointment:
- Book online: www.icewarm.com.au/register
- Complete Registration Form on back page of flyer
- Or contact ICE WaRM direct: T: +61 8 8236 5208 E: email@example.com
Monday, 1 July, 2013
This course demonstrates the tools and techniques that can be used in adapting to climate variability and change. It also examines the range of responses to climate change on livelihoods and lifestyles at the global, national, regional level.
Friday, 3 May, 2013
The School is an intensive 3-day professional short course that is fast becoming the national standard for training in water-focussed organisations, public and private. The School provides an excellent overview of the current technical, economic, environmental and legislative issues associated with water resources management.
Wednesday, 1 May, 2013
Ris will have a tight schedule of meetings and
activities for his Adelaide visit.
Friday, 15 March, 2013
See article, “Record Year for ICE WaRM”.
Friday, 30 November, 2012
Three thousand years after the introduction of irrigation by the people of Mesopotamia, labelled by classical scholars as the Cradle of Civilisation, ICE WaRM is helping expose their descendants to the latest Australian water resources management techniques.
Thursday, 29 November, 2012
Visiting water expert Professor Gregory Korshin highlighted the role of contemporary society in contributing to pollution, during a special presentation to more than 70 people in Adelaide recently.
Professor Korshin, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, identified trace-level pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other organic material as compounds of emerging concern.
Thursday, 29 November, 2012
High-profile academics and future water industry leaders from nine African nations have taken part in the first two ICE WaRM Professional Development Programmes for the region’s representatives.
The first delegation, which came to Australia in July and August, was made up of 15 academic and industry leaders from six sub-Saharan nations which are members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
Monday, 19 November, 2012
The ICE WaRM-supported European-Australian Scholarship programme is drawing to a close after being extended to three years from the originally-planned two.
Friday, 20 July, 2012
The controversial issue of desalination came under the microscope at a special workshop organised by ICE WaRM and the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) in Adelaide.
Friday, 20 July, 2012
The ICE WaRM Australian Water School is set to become a regular event, following the outstanding success of the inaugural programme in Adelaide in February.
The three-day school, presents an overview of key aspects of water resources management – including current technical, economic, environmental, legislative and social issues associated with water in Australia.
Monday, 16 July, 2012
The first group of Indonesian water professionals to take part in the recent series of ICE WaRM Professional Development Programmes (PDP) has completed an intensive study course in Australia.
The group of 21 spent almost four weeks in Australia studying leadership in water resources management.
Friday, 25 May, 2012
Proceedings from the Response to Drought in South Australia Workshop are now available:
Tuesday, 5 April, 2011
The Mekong group on a site visit to the Goolwa barrage and the mouth of the Murray River
For the first time, representatives of all six nations along the course of the Mekong River are taking part in an ICE WaRM international Professional Development Programme (PDP).
Friday, 18 March, 2011
Coinciding with the joint meeting of the ICE WaRM Board of Studies and representatives of the European SWaRM scheme partners, a group of 20 postgraduate students from the University of Leiden and the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands visited Australia on a two-week study tour.
The group organised the tour themselves, using funds they raised through industry placements and small research projects for industry in Holland.
Friday, 18 March, 2011
Leaders of the Australia-European Union SWaRM exchange programme are looking to build on the early success of the scheme.
In particular, the programme has established closer relationships between the tertiary institutional, graduates and staff.
Friday, 24 December, 2010
International demand for ICE WaRM’s Professional Development Programmes (PDP) has reached new peaks and the schedule is heavily booked for the first semester of 2011.
Following the outstanding success of the 2010 schedule, ICE WaRM is organising extra programmes to meet the requirements of its overseas partners, especially in south east Asia.
Thursday, 23 December, 2010
Students from the Netherlands, Germany and Scotland have signed up to join ICE WaRM’s multi award winning Master of Water Resources Programme from the start of Semester 1 in 2011, under the Australia-European Union SWaRM Exchange Scheme.
The largest group from the Technical University of Delft will be joined by students from the Technical University of Dresden and Dundee University.
Friday, 17 December, 2010
Led by Mrs Asdaporn Krairapanond, Director of the Office of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Thai delegation – which was in Australia for an ICE WaRM study tour – also held face-to-face discussions with the Minister, exploring opportunities for further water resources management programmes and exchanges involving the two countries.
Sunday, 5 December, 2010
A group of 13 senior water resources officials from Thailand has completed a groundbreaking 10-day intensive learning tour of Australia, visiting Canberra, the Goulburn Valley in northern Victoria and Adelaide.
The ICE WaRM-organised tour in early November – the first phase of a water resources exchange programme between Australia and Thailand – concentrated on flood and drought management schemes in the Murray-Darling basin and related programmes, as part of the ongoing collaboration with Thailand.
Wednesday, 17 November, 2010
The final two-day Australian Water Industry Essentials course for 2010 has been staged in Brisbane.
The course, which attracted 16 people from a wide range of water-related industries, was led by Paul Harvey, who has wide experience with the Department of Water in South Australia, and Rod Lehmann, a water engineer from Queensland with experience in the planning and management of water and sewerage supply systems.
Sunday, 3 October, 2010
ICE WaRM is hosting a delegation of Chinese specialists interested in contemporary water accounting experiences in Australia, for possible implementation in China.
Among the more recent innovations is the System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water, which is now gaining international recognition.
Saturday, 2 October, 2010
More than a dozen students currently are involved in the Australia-European Union Student Exchange Programme in Sustainable Water Resources Management (SWaRM).
Eight students from the University of Dundee in Scotland are attending four of ICE WaRM’s Australian partner universities and already three students from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany are planning exchanges in Australia in Semester 1, 2011.
Thursday, 19 August, 2010
Visiting US academic Dr Suzanne Pierce believes environmental decision-making is shifting away from government agencies towards a combination of science and community values.
In a special presentation as part of ICE WaRM’s Visits and Exchanges Programme, the professor from the University of Texas said traditionally water resources were controlled by governing agencies, which developed plans based on analytical information provided by scientists and engineers. But now, she sees economic, social and political considerations emerging as the driving forces for groundwater resource management.
Sunday, 8 August, 2010
Nearly half the places available for European students through ICE WaRM’s Australia-Europe scholarship programme for students and researchers have now been taken up.
Nineteen students from the University of Dundee in Scotland, the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands and the Technical University of Dresden in Germany already have signed up for the exchange scheme. Another 26 places still are available.
Saturday, 31 July, 2010
The Mekong River Commission (MRC), which is responsible for administering the river across four nations, is seeing the positive influence of many of the key management, planning and local training initiatives detailed in ICE WaRM’s acclaimed Professional Development Programmes (PDP).
Thursday, 3 June, 2010
The innovative SWaRM Graduate Mobility Project, which offers study exchanges between Australia and the European Union, is creating fresh educational and personal opportunities for up to 90 students and researchers.
One of the European graduates who’s now undertaking five months of study in Australia as part of the scheme is Ber Albers (pictured left), a student of Water Resources Engineering at the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). He’s continuing his studies at the University of Adelaide and has taken time to reflect on his time in this country.
Sunday, 30 May, 2010
Two University of Adelaide Professors have shared the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the 2010 Water Industry Alliance Awards, held in late May at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Professor Graeme Dandy, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide, and Professor Angus Simpson from the university’s School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering were jointly presented with the Award by Water Industry Alliance Chairman and ICE WaRM Chairman, Mike Terlet AO (pictured left presenting the award to Prof. Angus Simpson).
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010
ICE WaRM hosted a high-level European Union delegation, focusing on exchange opportunities for students and researchers in Australia and Europe.
The delegation, led by Bodo Richter – who manages cooperation projects with Australia at the European Commission (EC) – along with Richard Wade, Rachel McCarthy and Lynne Hunter, briefed senior representatives of Adelaide-based universities on opportunities for cooperation and exchanges with European educational institutions.
Thursday, 29 April, 2010
Positive feedback has been flowing after the three latest ICE WaRM short courses.
During April, Dr Anne Jensen from the University of Adelaide and Jeff Camkin, Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, led the Australian Water Industry Essentials course in Perth – while Susan Worley from the Department of Water and Dr Pierre Horwitz of Edith Cowans University focused on specific water issues facing Western Australia. The AWIE course is delivered jointly with the Australian Water Association (AWA).
Saturday, 27 March, 2010
A leading academic from the University of Dundee in Scotland, one of the partners in the Australia-European Union exchange programme, recently visited Australia for a first-hand look at our water management systems.
During his stay, Mike Bonell – Professor in Catchment Science at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science in Dundee – focused particularly on the links between catchment research, water law and water policy.
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010
“Adelaide: Water of a City” is a new book which focuses on the environmental, climatic, engineering, historical and social issues, problems and pitfalls that Adelaide faces in understanding water. The launch, an event hosted by the Royal Institution of Australia, was held on Wednesday 10 March at the Hilton Adelaide Hotel.
ICE WaRM was proud to be a principal launch sponsor which was attended by more than 350 people. The event included a panel discussion on water in Adelaide, led by ABC Radio National’s Robin Williams, and a photographic exhibition of photos by John Hodgson.
Friday, 5 February, 2010
Visiting United States water specialist David Pilz believes Australia is setting an example for many countries with its pioneering work in water trading and markets.
And he’s also pointed to ICE WaRM’s water resources management training programmes as a key in addressing a critical shortage of water industry professionals.
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
The Australian Water Industry Essentials one- and two-day courses developed in conjunction with the Australian Water Association are scheduled to start in Adelaide on 25 and 26 February, before moving to Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane during the year. The final course for 2010 is in Perth on 2 and 3 December.
Friday, 15 January, 2010
In 2009, ICE WaRM conducted a very successful Professional Development Programme for 19 mid-career professionals from the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) over a period of about 8 months. This programme was funded through the AusAID Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships programme. As part of that programme, ICE WaRM conducted an evaluation study programme for senior YRCC managers. Part A took place in September 2009. This also presented an opportunity for participants to attend the International River Symposium in Brisbane. Part B of this activity comprised a 10-day study programme for mid-career managers from the YRCC and took place in January 2010.
Thursday, 7 January, 2010
Renowned US facilitator Dr Allen Hard will be leading a three-day Master Class in workshop facilitation in Adelaide in March 2011.
The ICE WaRM-supported Master Class, which is free to appropriate professionals, will focus on leadership and development through all phases of planning, designing and carrying out workshops.
Tuesday, 15 December, 2009
The Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) has given strong support for ICE WaRM’s latest Professional Development Programme which brought 19 of the Commission’s emerging leaders to study in Australia for eight months.
Following the return of the 15 men and four women to China in August, an initial evaluation was carried out by five senior YRCC executives – who gave the programme resounding approval.
Saturday, 5 December, 2009
ICE WaRM’s aim to assist the development of future leaders in water resources management has been demonstrated, and further encouraged, by the prominent roles played by ICE WaRM alumni at the Fourth International Yellow River Forum held in Zhengzhou, China in October.
Former ICE WaRM students and fellows were active in most technical sessions, contributing content as well as convening and coordinating inputs, including delivery in English.
Wednesday, 2 December, 2009
ICE WaRM has delivered the first two-day short course on Hydraulics and Hydrology for Non-Engineers at the Water Corporation of Western Australia.
The course, led by Dr Terry Lucke from the University of South Australia’s School of Natural and Built Environments, introduces the basic principles of hydraulics and hydrology to people with limited or no prior training in water engineering.
Wednesday, 30 September, 2009
The 19-strong Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) study group has flown back to China at the end of its highly successful seven-month Professional Development Programme in Australia.
The group of emerging leaders from the YRCC finished its programme in late August with a 10-day study tour of key water resources sites in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.
Wednesday, 2 September, 2009
Research priorities for the Fleurieu Peninsula Wetlands are being refined, following the second in a series of ICE WaRM’s Living Laboratories workshops in Adelaide in early September.
Wednesday, 19 August, 2009
The water quality in and around Venice is becoming cleaner, but there are still plenty of opportunities for improvement, according to Professor Bruno Pavoni from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Venice.
Professor Pavoni delivered his analysis of water quality in the Venice Lagoon in Adelaide in mid-August, as part of ICE WaRM’s Visits and Exchanges Programme, and outlined the research he’s carried out since 1987.
Tuesday, 28 July, 2009
The 21 members of the Mekong group, including four senior Cninese officials, involved in ICE WaRM’s Professional Development Programme, have been welcomed at Government House in Adelaide by South Australian Governor, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR.
The group arrived in Adelaide in mid-July and received the Vice Regal morning tea welcome at the end of their first week in the city, before continuing their studies with visits to Darwin and the Gold Coast and spending more time studying groundwater management.
Saturday, 25 July, 2009
The 19 emerging leaders from the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) who have been studying in Adelaide since February are on the final stretch of their water resources management programme.
Now at the end of their university-based studies, having completed exams, the group is currently undertaking two-week industry placements ahead of a 10-day study tour of South Australia, the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Sydney Water and the National Water Commission.
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009
In May, ICE WaRM was proud to host Dr Renee Kidson (Bureau of Meteorology) at a free seminar titled ‘Improving California’s Water Supply Reliability,through Portfolio Management’
Renée recently undertook a 3-month fellowship at the University of California, sponsored by ICE WaRM through the Visits and Exchanges Programme.
Friday, 29 May, 2009
ICE WaRM Project Coordinator Peter Moss was a prominent speaker at the Riding the Wave of Water careers seminar for young water professionals in Darwin in April.
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009
Fourteen international students have been offered full or partial scholarships to start ICE WaRM’s Master of Water Resources Management programme in Semester Two 2009.
The students come from Eritrea, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam and Canada.
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009
The 19 Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) staff studying under ICE WaRM’s Water Resources Management Programme have reached the halfway point of their seven-month, Adelaide-based course.
The group, identified as future leaders of the YRCC, is now entering the final month of ICE WaRM’s Graduate Certificate course in Water Resources Management at the University of South Australia, focusing on global water systems, water resources and society and water resources planning and management.
Tuesday, 31 March, 2009
In February ICE WaRM Chief Executive Richard Hopkins was an invited contributor to the UNESCO Regional Water Education Workshop, held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The regional event was hosted by UNESCO and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) with invited representatives from South Asia, South-East and East Asia and Australia. Ten selected case studies from across the region were presented to stimulate discussion of common challenges in water education and training.
Tuesday, 31 March, 2009
ICE WaRM’s partnerships in the Mekong Subregion, old and new, have been further strengthened following an intensive visit by Chief Executive Officer Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager in February and March 2009.
Monday, 30 March, 2009
The latest group of 19 future leaders from China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) have started their Graduate Certificate studies in water management after completing their initial round of English language tuition.
The 15 men and four women, the third group from the YRCC to study in South Australia, will spend the next six months completing the Graduate Certificate programme, industry placements, and taking part in study tours and water management forums.
Sunday, 29 March, 2009
ICE WaRM recently held a one-day version of the Australian Water Industry Essentials course in response to demand from stakeholders.
Thursday, 26 March, 2009
The ICE WaRM short courses programme commenced in March with the two day Hydraulics and Hydrology for Non-engineers.
Held in Brisbane, the course was presented by Terry Lucke of UniSA and attended by a group of 14 people, whose work backgrounds were in local government, health or natural resources.
Wednesday, 25 March, 2009
This programme is now active, as the first student from the Netherlands commenced studies at the University of Adelaide this semester.
Applications are now open for students wanting to take part in the exchange, starting in the second semester.
Thursday, 29 January, 2009
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) team in New Delhi engaged ICE WaRM to host a delegation of very senior Indian Government officials for a technical study tour of water resources policies and management in Australia late in 2008.
The delegation was led by the Secretary of the national Ministry of Water Resources, Mr Umesh Narayan Panjiar, and included the Chair of the Central Water Commission, officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, other national agencies and state Departments of Water Resources, and senior representatives of ADB.
Tuesday, 27 January, 2009
The third group of delegates from China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) has started to arrive in Australia to study under ICE WaRM’s internationally-acclaimed water resources management programme.
The men and women will spend eight months based in Adelaide studying for ICE WaRM’s Graduate Certificate in Water Resources Management and improving their English language skills. The students also will take part in study tours, industry placements and water management forums.
Sunday, 25 January, 2009
The links between ICE WaRM and the Mekong River Commission have been further strengthened following a visit by Chief Executive Officer Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager late in 2008.
Friday, 28 November, 2008
In response to popular demand, ICE WaRM and the Australian Water Association have made provisional plans to stage the Australian Water Industry Essentials short course in Adelaide early in 2009.
The two-day course, held across three states in 2008, provides an overview of the current technical, economic, environmental, legislative and social issues associated with the Australian water industry.
Friday, 28 November, 2008
The first five overseas students to be awarded ICE WaRM international scholarships have completed their year-long courses.
The successful students are pictured here with Richard Hopkins (ICE WaRM CEO) at a celebratory BBQ at ICE WaRM’s headquarters in Adelaide.
The students – two from China and one each from Sri Lanka, the Solomon Islands and Peru – have been studying ICE WaRM’s Master of Water Resources Management programme at the University of South Australia, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 30 July, 2008
More than 40 professionals took part in a special ICE WaRM workshop on the Mathematics of Water Supplies and Pricing at Surfers Paradise in Queensland in mid-July.
ICE WaRM teamed with our companion ICE in Mathematics Education, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and the Australian Research Council’s Centre for Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems to deliver the workshop.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 18 March, 2008
Professor 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.
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).
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”.
Thursday, 6 March, 2008
ICE 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.