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July 2021 Newsletter – Climate change edition

Climate change will affect the availability, quality and quantity of water for basic human needs, threatening the effective enjoyment of the human rights to water and sanitation for potentially billions of people. In this special addition we share resources and insights to help water manages respond to this most critical of challenges. Find out more

 

 

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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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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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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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Progressive reform through independent regulation in Maharashtra

Thursday, 16 January, 2020

The Maharashtra Centre for Innovation, Progressive Regulation and Awareness in Water (M-CIPRAW) is taking on the big issues, proving policy options and bringing together diverse views on the challenges of providing access to safe drinking water and sustainable development.

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