February Newsletter

Catchup on ICE WaRM news and events in our latest newsletter, plus recent developments in water management, in Australia and around the world.


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Essential Water Webinar Series

Essential Water 

A Webinar series by ICE WaRM


Seminar 1 – An introduction to water management

This is the first in a series of webinars to introduce people to water science and management.  It is designed for a broad audience, including those involved in water policy or management but without technical expertise, those who wish to expand their knowledge to areas outside their expertise, young water professionals and members of the community wishing to understand water policy and making.

These webinars are an introductory refresher and partly an update on current thinking and practice on water management issues.

When: Thursday 4th March, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (AEST)

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Juanita Moolman is a Hydrologist and Spatial Scientist with more than 30 years’ experience in the water resources sector.

Dr Geoff Adams an experienced hydrologist, water system modeller, model developer, water system operator and water system manager with over 30 years experience in the field.

Geoff and Juanita have extensive experience applying the principles of water resources management within Australia as well as internationally including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and South Africa.

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Water Modelling training

In partnership with eWater, we are offering training in Australia’s leading water modelling tools.

MUSIC Fundamentals: 23-24 March 2021, cost $1,400 per person

MUSICX Transitioning Course: 29 March 2021 10:00am – 3:00pm, cost $400/person

Source Catchment Modelling: 30 March 2021, cost $500

Source River System Modelling: 31 March 2021, cost $400

Urban Developer in Source 5.0: Date TBA (contact – [email protected]), cost $300/person

Source Refresher – Advanced: Date TBA (contact – [email protected]), cost $400/person

Using Source with version control (git) – Advanced: Date TBA (contact – [email protected]), cost $700/person

To register, or find out more email [email protected] or call +61 2 6206 8637

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ICE WaRM has a new owner

Thursday, 6 August, 2020

ICE WaRM will continue its’ collaborative capacity development in water resources management for sustainability and economic development in collaboration with eWater Ltd., home of Australia’s National Hydrological Modelling Platforms.

“I am delighted that ICE WaRM’s 15 years of experience and our international connections will live on under this new arrangement,” said former Managing Director Darryl Day.

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Australian Water School has a new home

The Australian Water School has moved to Water Research Australia. Visit the new Australian Water School website.

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The Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust are hosting the water event of the year in Canberra on 22nd May 2020!

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Digital connection with the global water sector

Friday, 14 February, 2020

Climate change is influencing extreme weather events around the world, linking to extended drought periods, intensity of extreme rainfall leading to floods and harsher fire weather. Adaptation, building resilience, and meeting needs and expectations for clean food and liveability, requires global solutions and local adoption.

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Unlocking clean green economic development in Nepal

Friday, 14 February, 2020

Senior parliamentarians and business leaders from Nepal have visited South Australia at the invitation of Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, to explore opportunities in agriculture with a focus on water as an enabler to new agribusiness and the adoption of Australian quality assurance standards.

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Reinstating water reform and research to the top of the political agenda

Thursday, 30 January, 2020

An opinion piece by Darryl Day.

As we reach the half-way mark of the devastating bushfire season in Australia and see the impact of the prolonged drought on existing water supplies on regional and rural communities, it is time to commit to new measures for water security. There needs to be a short term focus on recovery addressing water quality and quantity in catchments impacted by the bushfires, with a medium to longer term focus on water reform, research and implementing a portfolio approach of “all options on the table” in providing sustainable and resilient water supplies for our regional and remote communities.

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Enhancing regional development through negotiation

Thursday, 30 January, 2020

Energy and water are critical to the economic development of Nepal, the success of which is highly dependent on win-win transboundary water agreements between India and Nepal, and intra-regional energy agreements which incentivise investment in energy security. This understanding prompted the Government of Nepal to highlight capacity development in water and energy negotiation as a priority initiative, at the Nepal-Australia Joint Advisory Committee on Water Resources Management.

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