Water means different things to different people in different settings. By understanding all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone. Valuing water appropriately is key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
To celebrate World Water Day 2021 ICEWaRM hosted a webinar panel discussion on the theme for this year Valuing Water. Our panelists, Assoc Prof Brad Moggridge (Indigenous Water Science Lead, University of Canberra), Dr Jane Doolan (Commissioner (Environment) with the Productivity Commission and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra) and Adj. Prof. Jeff Camkin (University of Western Australia Institute of Agriculture and Griffith University’s International Water Centre) shared their insights and answered a diverse range of questions on the many different values of water.
Catchup on ICE WaRM news and events in our latest newsletter, plus recent developments in water management, in Australia and around the world.
Monday, 8 February, 2021
A Webinar series by ICE WaRM
The Essential Water webinars seek to introduce people to water science and management. They are 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.
Seminar 2 – Groundwater: Lifting the veil on the unseen
UN-Water has announced that the theme for World Water Day in 2022 is ‘Groundwater – Making the Invisible Visible’. Groundwater forms the backbone of water security and climate resilience across the world. With climate change intensifying water-related weather extremes, and further stress on limited water resources from population growth, groundwater is set to become more important for adaptation while also coming under increasing pressure. The bright side of this vast challenge is that with a better understanding of the resource and investments in its proper management, rural and urban populations can continue to harness the unmatched benefits of this resource long into the future.
For arid and semi-arid regions across Australia, the presence of the vast Great Artesian Basin has enabled agriculture and pastoral industries to survive on groundwater in otherwise water scarce land.
This session will outline the different types of groundwater resources, the importance of protecting and managing groundwater and the challenges is managing an unseen yet valuable resource.
When: 2:30pm (AEDT) Thursday 22 April
Dr S.A. Prathapar is groundwater specialist with 40 years experience in water resource management in Australia and overseas. Until last year, Prathapar was seconded to the Asian Development Bank by the Australian Water Partnership as Groundwater Specialist.
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
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.
The Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust are hosting the water event of the year in Canberra on 22nd May 2020!
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.
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.
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.