News posts tagged "Seminar Series"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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”.