News posts tagged "Resources"

Transformational Environmental Policy Reforms: Innovation Potential in Climate and Water Policy

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014

Professor Mike Young’s presentation on Transformational Environmental Policy Reform was well received by all those who attended.

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Workshop Focuses on the Murray River Future

Tuesday, 25 November, 2008

ALA PDP 2008 071_lrThe 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.

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ICE WaRM Event Links Science and Water Policy

Thursday, 20 November, 2008

KARLENE_MAYWALDThe 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.

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ICE WaRM Supports Visit by Leading Water Expert

Wednesday, 15 October, 2008

DrNiniDr 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.

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Visits and Exchanges Seminar

Friday, 18 July, 2008

2006-02-13_Drop-impactIn 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.

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International Speakers for ICE WaRM Seminar

Saturday, 12 July, 2008

Pictures 035A 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.

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Visiting Lecturer Urges Changes in Water Use

Tuesday, 25 March, 2008

BSP_9895editBirdsall-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.

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