Australian Water School to be a Regular Event

Friday, 20 July, 2012

The ICE WaRM Australian Water School is set to become a regular event, following the outstanding success of the inaugural programme in Adelaide in February.

The three-day school, presents an overview of key aspects of water resources management – including current technical, economic, environmental, legislative and social issues associated with water in Australia.

Responding to demand, the next Australian Water School leads the upcoming round of ICE WaRM’s short course programme and will be staged in Adelaide on, 1 to 3 August. The School builds on ICE WaRM’s established one-day Water Essentials course, being held in Brisbane on 28 September.

A Hydraulics and Hydrology for Non-Engineers course will operate in Melbourne on 20 and 21 September, with a Water Essentials course in Brisbane on 28 September.

On Monday 19 November a Groundwater Essentials course will be held in Adelaide.

ICE WaRM’s new climate- and coal mining- related courses will be staged in spring.

They start with the three-day Coal Seam Gas and Water course in Sydney on 31 October to 2 November and follow on with the Climate Change Adaptation course in Adelaide on 26 and 27 November and a three-day Water in Coal Mines course in Newcastle from 28 to 30 November.

The Climate Change Adaptation course explores the tools and techniques used in adapting to climate variability and changing climatic conditions. It also looks at the range of government, executive and social responses to the impact of climate change on water resources.

Among the areas examined in the course are the risks and challenges for industries highly dependent on secure supplies of fresh water, the scale and spread of climate change threats, the key concepts and science involved in climate change adaptation and the importance of understanding the policy settings for adapting to changing climate conditions.

The coal mining-related courses address the formation, production, treatment and management of water associated with coal seam gas operations, as well as general water management and regulation in mining.

Further information is available from Joel Voortman at ICE WaRM and on the ICE WaRM Short Courses page.