May newsletter

Catch up on water news from Australia and around the world in our latest newsletter.



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World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water: panel discussion

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.


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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

Monday, 8 February, 2021

Essential Water 

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.

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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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