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Water Modelling training

Monday, 31 August, 2020

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

MUSIC Fundamentals: 22-23 September, cost $1,400 per person

Urban Developer in Source 5.0: 28 September 2020 10:00am – 2:00pm, cost $300/person

Source Refresher – Advanced: 29 September 2020 10:00am – 2:00pm, cost $400/person

MUSICX Transitioning Course: 30 September 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm, 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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Shaping the value of a gender perspective in water resources management

Thursday, 6 December, 2018

Improving understanding of gender, rights and equity issues within integrated water resources management is integral to progressing the water sector to be both more gender balanced and gender sensitive.

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Developing capacity in water management for food security in Bangladesh

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Senior officials from the Bangladesh agriculture and water sectors have come to Australia to learn from Australia’s irrigation techniques, challenges and management expertise as they focus on capacity development in water management for food security in Bangladesh.

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Disruptive discussions progress inclusivenes

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

To ensure an inclusive approach to future water resources management, traditional thinking needs to change to include women and empower their voice in decision making.

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A boost for transboundary water management

Monday, 28 May, 2018

In India, as in Australia, water management involves sharing rivers across State boundaries, which is why our recent group of Australia Awards Fellows found this programme so valuable.

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China seeks Australian expertise in water trading

Monday, 14 May, 2018

Last week, a high-level delegation from China Water Exchange (CWEX), the Ministry of Water and business executives, attended a 5-day study tour focused on water trading in the southern Murray-Darling Basin region.

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Stretching the SDGs across nations and generations

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

At Ozwater this year, the International Water Association (Australia) and the Australian Water Association’s SDGs Specialist Network, presented a workshop on how the Australian water sector can drive the progress of the SDGs internationally.

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Call for an Evergreen Evolution

Saturday, 5 May, 2018

The majority of the world’s irrigated area lies in Asia and more than 80% of water withdrawals are used for irrigation. For this reason, the need to improve the productivity of irrigation to ensure a sufficient supply of food, fibre and fuel for tomorrow’s population, is increasingly imperative.

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Policy innovation assists reform and strengthens collaboration

Monday, 30 April, 2018

The Nepal-Australia Joint Advisory Committee on Water Resources Management recently met in Nepal to review current projects and explore new opportunities. ICE WaRM convenes this meeting between Nepal and Australia as part of its contribution to the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP).

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Lifting the community voice to influence reform

Thursday, 26 April, 2018

The ICIMOD-ICE WaRM Asia-Pacific Water Leadership Programme completed last week with 17 participants from countries across the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region.

As part of the programme through the Murray-Darling Basin, delegates met with a panel of Riverland community and irrigation industry leaders and were well prepared with probing questions.

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Collaboration is key to innovative water management

Thursday, 12 April, 2018

Senior and mid-level scholars and faculty members across disciplines of water studies and water resource management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, began a 12-day intensive Water Leadership Programme in Australia this week.

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Gender equity and inclusiveness in water management must involve everyone

Thursday, 29 March, 2018

We all have an obligation to leave a sustainable environment to the next generation, but how can we do this well if only 50 percent of the population is actively engaged in the process?

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Working towards gender equity in India

Thursday, 25 January, 2018

ICE WaRM has welcomed our first of four Australia Awards Fellowship groups for 2018, to Australia. Arriving from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India, the group of 14 water professionals are here to better understand Australia’s irrigation technologies.

While gender inequality continues to be a major issue in India, ICE WaRM is extremely pleased that five of the water professionals in the group are women.

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Setting a course for water in Asia Pacific

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

ICE WaRM, represented by Executive Sector Specialist, Andrew Johnson, attended the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS), held in Yangon, Myanmar on 11-12 December 2017, which aimed to promote cooperation and partnership, as well as share knowledge and experiences to resolve future challenges in water sufficiency for sustainable development.

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Discussions shaping the reform of SA’s Water Register

Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Over the last few months ICE WaRM has been working collaboratively with South Australia’s Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), to deliver two round table discussions that will help reform the State’s Water Register functionality.

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Rajasthan Fellows in a water frenzy

Monday, 20 November, 2017

The Australian Government’s Australia India Council grants program, the WaRM Trust grant and funding from the Department of State Development (DSD), have enabled 7 Fellows from the state of Rajasthan, India, to participate in a 6-week intensive research program in Adelaide.

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ICE WaRM secure four Australia Awards Fellowship grants

Thursday, 2 November, 2017

ICE WaRM has been successful in securing the funding of four applications in Round 17 of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia Awards Fellowship (AAF) programme.

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RaCE WaRM collaborates with the Institute of Technology

Monday, 30 October, 2017

The Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management (RaCE WaRM) and the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, recognised the opportunity to collaborate on mutually beneficial activities as well as the promotion of academic and research cooperation and the development of the two institutions.

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Benefiting from evidence based policy

Monday, 25 September, 2017

Nepalese Parliamentary Delegation visit Australia to share experience of reform, policy and practice.

Water is a significant natural resource for Nepal and is abundant throughout the country in the form of snow cover, rivers, springs, lakes and groundwater.

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Research Fellows provided with future vision through Australian experience

Friday, 23 June, 2017

Yogita Dashora and Prahlad Swankar, the first two Fellows from Rajasthan to work with academic and industry colleagues in Adelaide, will return to India this week upon completing their three-month placement.

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ICE WaRM a proud partner of $42M sustainable development program in Himalayan river basins

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

ICE WaRM (the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management) is a delivery partner of the second phase of activities in the Himalayan River basin under the Australian Government’s Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP).

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Lively presentations and discussion at successful gas course

Friday, 17 March, 2017

The Australian Water School’s 2nd Gas Policy and Water Management Course, led by Arris Water’s Ben Kele and George Gates from NSW’s Gateway Panel, along with a team of four presenters, attracted 20 environmental assessment and policy officers from across Australia.

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University of Adelaide to launch new Water Security and Governance course

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

South Australian-based University of Adelaide has launched a new course in Water Security and Governance.

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Australian investment improving farming systems in South Asia

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017

ICE WaRM Education Manager Dr Ian Reid was invited by Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) Partner, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), to attend the mid-term review meeting of their project entitled, Sustainable & Resilient Farming Systems Intensification (SRFSI) for the Eastern Gangetic Plains.

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Recognising the importance of water in the development of Nepal

Friday, 24 February, 2017

Fieldwork in the Kamala Basin to support basin planning in Nepal starts on Tuesday 28 February. The work programme was agreed today by Nepalese and Australian government officials at the meeting of the Nepal-Australia Joint Advisory Committee on Water Resources Management.

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Gas: the future transitional energy source providing reliability to the Australian energy market

Tuesday, 14 February, 2017

The spate of black-outs in South Australia, and the threat of power outages along the Eastern Seaboard, has created a passionate debate about energy security in Australia. The speed of the drive towards renewable energy in the electricity market has highlighted the planning gaps in relation to energy reliability and the required transitional infrastructure.

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ICE WaRM and CSIRO support National Water Resources Policy Development in Nepal

Monday, 23 January, 2017

ICE WaRM has been a direct contributor to the development of a new National Water Policy for the Government of Nepal.

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Australian water expertise showcased through Australia Awards programme

Monday, 28 November, 2016

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) provided a capacity-building programme for 15 mid-level managers from the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in Australia from 14 October 2016 to 4 November 2016, with a follow-up programme in India conducted from 21 to 23 November 2016. The programme was an Australia Awards Fellowship funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

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ICE WaRM marks beginning of SDIP Phase 2

Thursday, 17 November, 2016

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) has undertaken the first public diplomacy achievement under Phase 2 of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP).

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South Australian Government – Fellowships for Rajasthan Water Management

Thursday, 17 November, 2016

The South Australian Government has engaged ICE WaRM (International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management) to manage three fellowships for the new International Centre of Excellence in Water and Resource Planning and Management in Rajasthan.

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ICE WaRM delivers tailored modelling course to DELWP

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016

Water modelling enables us to make informed decisions on best-practice water management, to ensure clean water is available to future generations.

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Extra HEC-RAS courses slated for 2017

Thursday, 10 November, 2016

ICE WaRM’s HEC-RAS Water Modelling Course saw participants update their skills and hydraulic modelling proficiency.

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ICE WaRM hosts Australian Government funded Indian water industry delegation

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) will be providing a capacity-building programme for 15 mid-level managers from the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in Australia from 14 October 2016 to 4 November 2016, with a follow-up programme in India planned for the period 21 – 23 November 2016. The program is an Australia Awards Fellowship funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Short course: Gender, Equity and Water Management

Monday, 26 September, 2016

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) and TERI University have developed a two-day programme in Gender, Equity and Water Management which will be offered for the first time on 7th and 8th November, 2016.

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Special ICE WaRM Workshop at IWA World Water Congress

Monday, 5 September, 2016

IWAICE WaRM will play a significant role in the International Water Association’s World Water Congress in Brisbane in early October.

ICE WaRM will present a special workshop on River Modelling for Decision Makers on 9 October.

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ICE WaRM Presents Water Trading Webinar

Monday, 5 September, 2016

ICE WaRM’s free monthly Webinar in September examines the issue of water trading.

alister-walsh-waterfindWaterfind-LogoThe 30-minute Webinar, at lunchtime on 30 September, will be delivered by Alister Walsh, Chief Executive of water trading specialist Waterfind.

Waterfind is among Australia’s leading water exchanges, allowing irrigators to trade water through a free online water exchange or through a water broker. Its online trading platform has been used by more than 11,000 customers across key irrigation districts in South Australia, Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia.

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HEC-RAS Water Modelling Course: A National and International Group

Thursday, 21 August, 2014

For the second year in a row ICE WaRM organised this successful, highly regarded training course, this time in Sydney.

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Visit from Senior Officials from Jharkhand, India

Friday, 20 June, 2014

During June, ICE WaRM hosted several senior officials from the Water Resources Department, Jharkhand, India. This visit was after an invitation from the Department of the Environment, supported by DFAT under the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio.

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Staff from the Government of Rajasthan (India) benefited from an 8-Day, Study Programme Visit to Australia.

Friday, 1 November, 2013


Rajasthan: the largest state of India by area, dominated by the inhospitable Thar Desert.


9 Senior members from the Ministry of Water Resources in the Government of Rajasthan have visited Australia during October, under the European Union-State Partnership Programme.

The visit also included discussions with public administrators at State and District level and an array of field visits.

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Places are filling fast for this year’s: Water Modelling in HEC-RAS Course

Sunday, 1 September, 2013

When: Thurs 17 October (Basic day) and Fri 18 October (Intermediate day)
Where: Melbourne, Citigate Hotel, 270 Flinders St.
HEC-RAS (Hydrologic Engineering Centres-River Analysis System) is a computer program, primarily used for the computation of water surface profiles in steady and unsteady, gradually-varied flow situations. It is recognised as an industry-standard program and is widely used throughout the world.

Limited places remaining, register now to avoid disappointment:

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Register now for the: 9th Adapting to Changing Climate: Impacts on Water Management

Monday, 1 July, 2013

This course demonstrates the tools and techniques that can be used in adapting to climate variability and change. It also examines the range of responses to climate change on livelihoods and lifestyles at the global, national, regional level.

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4th Australian Water School, Fundamentals of Water Science, Technology and Governance

Friday, 3 May, 2013

The School is an intensive 3-day professional short course that is fast becoming the national standard for training in water-focussed organisations, public and private. The School provides an excellent overview of the current technical, economic, environmental and legislative issues associated with water resources management.

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ICE WaRM’s Resident Adviser in Indonesia, Risyana Sukarma, is visiting the Centre this month.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013

Ris will have a tight schedule of meetings and
activities for his Adelaide visit.



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ICE WaRM Helps Restore the Cradle of Civilisation

Friday, 30 November, 2012

Marshland between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

Marshland between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

Three thousand years after the introduction of irrigation by the people of Mesopotamia, labelled by classical scholars as the Cradle of Civilisation, ICE WaRM is helping expose their descendants to the latest Australian water resources management techniques.



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Visiting Expert Pinpoints Growing Water Concerns

Thursday, 29 November, 2012

Professor Gregory KorshinVisiting water expert Professor Gregory Korshin highlighted the role of contemporary society in contributing to pollution, during a special presentation to more than 70 people in Adelaide recently.

Professor Korshin, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, identified trace-level pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other organic material as compounds of emerging concern.


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ICE WaRM Hosts First African Professionals Group

Thursday, 29 November, 2012

The Limpopo River in Mozambique

The Limpopo River in Mozambique

High-profile academics and future water industry leaders from nine African nations have taken part in the first two ICE WaRM Professional Development Programmes for the region’s representatives.

The first delegation, which came to Australia in July and August, was made up of 15 academic and industry leaders from six sub-Saharan nations which are members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

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Successful End to EU-AU Exchange Scholarships

Monday, 19 November, 2012


The ICE WaRM-supported European-Australian Scholarship programme is drawing to a close after being extended to three years from the originally-planned two.

The final exchange students from the partner universities – the Technical Universities of Delft in Holland and Dresden in Germany and the University of Dundee in Scotland – will complete their studies in Australia at the end of the university year.

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ICE WaRM Turns Spotlight on Desalination Strategy

Friday, 20 July, 2012

Desal Short School (Trevor Pillar & Tom Pankratz)Desal-groupThe controversial issue of desalination came under the microscope at a special workshop organised by ICE WaRM and the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) in Adelaide.

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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.

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ICE WARM Hosts Indonesian Development Programme

Monday, 16 July, 2012

Stuff 029The first group of Indonesian water professionals to take part in the recent series of ICE WaRM Professional Development Programmes (PDP) has completed an intensive study course in Australia.

The group of 21 spent almost four weeks in Australia studying leadership in water resources management.


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All Mekong River Nations Join ICE WaRM Training

Tuesday, 5 April, 2011

MekongGoolwaThe Mekong group on a site visit to the Goolwa barrage and the mouth of the Murray River

For the first time, representatives of all six nations along the course of the Mekong River are taking part in an ICE WaRM international Professional Development Programme (PDP).


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Dutch Students Make Flying Visit to Australia

Friday, 18 March, 2011

DutchBBQCoinciding with the joint meeting of the ICE WaRM Board of Studies and representatives of the European SWaRM scheme partners, a group of 20 postgraduate students from the University of Leiden and the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands visited Australia on a two-week study tour.

The group organised the tour themselves, using funds they raised through industry placements and small research projects for industry in Holland.

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Partners Explore Extension of European Exchanges

Friday, 18 March, 2011

EU_FlagLeaders of the Australia-European Union SWaRM exchange programme are looking to build on the early success of the scheme.

In particular, the programme has established closer relationships between the tertiary institutional, graduates and staff.


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The Mekong River Group Prepares to Return Home

Friday, 24 December, 2010

SantaInternational demand for ICE WaRM’s Professional Development Programmes (PDP) has reached new peaks and the schedule is heavily booked for the first semester of 2011.

Following the outstanding success of the 2010 schedule, ICE WaRM is organising extra programmes to meet the requirements of its overseas partners, especially in south east Asia.

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The Technical University of Dresden

Thursday, 23 December, 2010

UDresdenStudents from the Netherlands, Germany and Scotland have signed up to join ICE WaRM’s multi award winning Master of Water Resources Programme from the start of Semester 1 in 2011, under the Australia-European Union SWaRM Exchange Scheme.

The largest group from the Technical University of Delft will be joined by students from the Technical University of Dresden and Dundee University.

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Minister Hosts International Reception

Friday, 17 December, 2010

MekongGroupSouth Australia’s Minister for Environment and Conservation, Water and the River Murray, Paul Caica, hosted an official reception for high-level delegations from Thailand and the Mekong River basin at State Parliament in November.

Led by Mrs Asdaporn Krairapanond, Director of the Office of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Thai delegation – which was in Australia for an ICE WaRM study tour – also held face-to-face discussions with the Minister, exploring opportunities for further water resources management programmes and exchanges involving the two countries.

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Thai Delegation Visit the Murray Mouth

Sunday, 5 December, 2010

ThaiDelegationA group of 13 senior water resources officials from Thailand has completed a groundbreaking 10-day intensive learning tour of Australia, visiting Canberra, the Goulburn Valley in northern Victoria and Adelaide.

The ICE WaRM-organised tour in early November – the first phase of a water resources exchange programme between Australia and Thailand – concentrated on flood and drought management schemes in the Murray-Darling basin and related programmes, as part of the ongoing collaboration with Thailand.

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Completed Water Industry Essentials Courses

Wednesday, 17 November, 2010

The final two-day Australian Water Industry Essentials course for 2010 has been  staged in Brisbane.

The course, which attracted 16 people from a wide range of water-related industries, was led by Paul Harvey, who has wide experience with the Department of Water in South Australia, and Rod Lehmann, a water engineer from Queensland with experience in the planning and management of water and sewerage supply systems.

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Water Accounting Methods For China

Sunday, 3 October, 2010

mekongICE WaRM is hosting a delegation of Chinese specialists interested in contemporary water accounting experiences in Australia, for possible implementation in China.

Among the more recent innovations is the System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water, which is now gaining international recognition.

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AU – EU Exchanges Gathering Pace

Saturday, 2 October, 2010

UDresdenMore than a dozen students currently are involved in the Australia-European Union Student Exchange Programme in Sustainable Water Resources Management (SWaRM).

Eight students from the University of Dundee in Scotland are attending four of ICE WaRM’s Australian partner universities and already three students from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany are planning exchanges in Australia in Semester 1, 2011.

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Social Input to Water Decision Making

Thursday, 19 August, 2010

SPierceVisiting US academic Dr Suzanne Pierce believes environmental decision-making is shifting away from government agencies towards a combination of science and community values.

In a special presentation as part of ICE WaRM’s Visits and Exchanges Programme, the professor from the University of Texas said traditionally water resources were controlled by governing agencies, which developed plans based on analytical information provided by scientists and engineers. But now, she sees economic, social and political considerations emerging as the driving forces for groundwater resource management.

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European Students Join Scholarship Scheme

Sunday, 8 August, 2010

EuroStudentsNearly half the places available for European students through ICE WaRM’s Australia-Europe scholarship programme for students and researchers have now been taken up.

Nineteen students from the University of Dundee in Scotland, the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands and the Technical University of Dresden in Germany already have signed up for the exchange scheme. Another 26 places still are available.

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Making an Impact Across the Mekong Basin

Saturday, 31 July, 2010

MekongBasinThe Mekong River Commission (MRC), which is responsible for administering the river across four nations, is seeing the positive influence of many of the key management, planning and local training initiatives detailed in ICE WaRM’s acclaimed Professional Development Programmes (PDP).


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Report from Dutch Student on SWaRM Exchange

Thursday, 3 June, 2010

P1020713The innovative SWaRM Graduate Mobility Project, which offers study exchanges between Australia and the European Union, is creating fresh educational and personal opportunities for up to 90 students and researchers.

One of the European graduates who’s now undertaking five months of study in Australia as part of the scheme is Ber Albers (pictured left), a student of Water Resources Engineering at the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). He’s continuing his studies at the University of Adelaide and has taken time to reflect on his time in this country.

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ICE WaRM Welcomes European Union Delegation

Wednesday, 26 May, 2010

P1020716ICE WaRM hosted a high-level European Union delegation, focusing on exchange opportunities for students and researchers in Australia and Europe.

The delegation, led by Bodo Richter – who manages cooperation projects with Australia at the European Commission (EC) – along with Richard Wade, Rachel McCarthy and Lynne Hunter, briefed senior representatives of Adelaide-based universities on opportunities for cooperation and exchanges with European educational institutions.

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Positive Feedback from Latest Short Courses

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

anne-jensenPositive feedback has been flowing after the three latest ICE WaRM short courses.

During April, Dr Anne Jensen from the University of Adelaide and Jeff Camkin, Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, led the Australian Water Industry Essentials course in Perth – while Susan Worley from the Department of Water and Dr Pierre Horwitz of Edith Cowans University focused on specific water issues facing Western Australia. The AWIE course is delivered jointly with the Australian Water Association (AWA).

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European Collaboration Strengthens

Saturday, 27 March, 2010

4 process logo 1200dpiA leading academic from the University of Dundee in Scotland, one of the partners in the Australia-European Union exchange programme, recently visited Australia for a first-hand look at our water management systems.

During his stay, Mike Bonell – Professor in Catchment Science at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science in Dundee – focused particularly on the links between catchment research, water law and water policy.

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Australia Among World Leaders, Says Expert

Friday, 5 February, 2010

DavidPilz_Richard_AndrewVisiting United States water specialist David Pilz believes Australia is setting an example for many countries with its pioneering work in water trading and markets.

And he’s also pointed to ICE WaRM’s water resources management training programmes as a key in addressing a critical shortage of water industry professionals.

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2010 ICE WaRM Short Course Programme Launched

Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Short_Course_Banner_webICE WaRM has unveiled details of its 2010 short course training programmes – including Australian Water Industry Essentials, Hydraulics and Hydrology for Non-Engineers, Policy and Governance and River and Floodplain Modelling.

The Australian Water Industry Essentials one- and two-day courses developed in conjunction with the Australian Water Association are scheduled to start in Adelaide on 25 and 26 February, before moving to Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane during the year. The final course for 2010 is in Perth on 2 and 3 December.

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Yellow River Delegation Completes Study Tour

Friday, 15 January, 2010

In 2009, ICE WaRM conducted a very successful Professional Development Programme for 19 mid-career professionals from the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) over a period of about 8 months. This programme was funded through the AusAID Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships programme. As part of that programme, ICE WaRM conducted an evaluation study programme for senior YRCC managers. Part A took place in September 2009. This also presented an opportunity for participants to attend the International River Symposium in Brisbane. Part B of this activity comprised a 10-day study programme for mid-career managers from the YRCC and took place in January 2010.

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Excellent Review of the Yellow River PDP

Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

YRCC_Banquet_webThe Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) has given strong support for ICE WaRM’s latest Professional Development Programme which brought 19 of the Commission’s emerging leaders to study in Australia for eight months.

Following the return of the 15 men and four women to China in August, an initial evaluation was carried out by five senior YRCC executives – who gave the programme resounding approval.

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Alumni Feature in International Water Conference

Saturday, 5 December, 2009

ICE WaRM’s aim to assist the development of future leaders in water resources management has been demonstrated, and further encouraged, by the prominent roles played by ICE WaRM alumni at the Fourth International Yellow River Forum held in Zhengzhou, China in October.

Former ICE WaRM students and fellows were active in most technical sessions, contributing content as well as convening and coordinating inputs, including delivery in English.

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WA Water Corp Debut for ICE WaRM Course

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Water Photos 112ICE WaRM has delivered the first two-day short course on Hydraulics and Hydrology for Non-Engineers at the Water Corporation of Western Australia.

The course, led by Dr Terry Lucke from the University of South Australia’s School of Natural and Built Environments, introduces the basic principles of hydraulics and hydrology to people with limited or no prior training in water engineering.

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YRCC Leaders Complete Australian Studies

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009

ClosingCeremony-(32)cropThe 19-strong Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) study group has flown back to China at the end of its highly successful seven-month Professional Development Programme in Australia.

The group of emerging leaders from the YRCC finished its programme in late August with a 10-day study tour of key water resources sites in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

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Fresh Research Initiatives for Fleurieu Peninsula

Wednesday, 2 September, 2009

DWLBC_cmyk_H copyResearch priorities for the Fleurieu Peninsula Wetlands are being refined, following the second in a series of ICE WaRM’s Living Laboratories workshops in Adelaide in early September.

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Venice Lagoon Contamination Falling Says Professor

Wednesday, 19 August, 2009

bruno pavoniThe water quality in and around Venice is becoming cleaner, but there are still plenty of opportunities for improvement, according to Professor Bruno Pavoni from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Venice.

Professor Pavoni delivered his analysis of water quality in the Venice Lagoon in Adelaide in mid-August, as part of ICE WaRM’s Visits and Exchanges Programme, and outlined the research he’s carried out since 1987.

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SA Governor Welcomes Mekong River Commission Group

Tuesday, 28 July, 2009

DSC_0957_cropThe 21 members of the Mekong group, including four senior Cninese officials, involved in ICE WaRM’s Professional Development Programme, have been welcomed at Government House in Adelaide by South Australian Governor, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR.

The group arrived in Adelaide in mid-July and received the Vice Regal morning tea welcome at the end of their first week in the city, before continuing their studies with visits to Darwin and the Gold Coast and spending more time studying groundwater management.

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YRCC Students Enter Final Stage of Studies

Saturday, 25 July, 2009

Wetland1_cropThe 19 emerging leaders from the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) who have been studying in Adelaide since February are on the final stretch of their water resources management programme.

Now at the end of their university-based studies, having completed exams, the group is currently undertaking two-week industry placements ahead of a 10-day study tour of South Australia, the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Sydney Water and the National Water Commission.

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14 International Students Win ICE WaRM Scholarship

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009

Fourteen international students have been offered full or partial scholarships to start ICE WaRM’s Master of Water Resources Management programme in Semester Two 2009.

The students come from Eritrea, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam and Canada.

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Halfway Mark for YRCC Students

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009

BBQ 23_01_09 014_cropThe 19 Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) staff studying under ICE WaRM’s Water Resources Management Programme have reached the halfway point of their seven-month, Adelaide-based course.

The group, identified as future leaders of the YRCC, is now entering the final month of ICE WaRM’s Graduate Certificate course in Water Resources Management at the University of South Australia, focusing on global water systems, water resources and society and water resources planning and management.

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Contributing to UNESCO Programme

Tuesday, 31 March, 2009

unesco-wallpaper-1024x830In February ICE WaRM Chief Executive Richard Hopkins was an invited contributor to the UNESCO Regional Water Education Workshop, held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The regional event was hosted by UNESCO and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) with invited representatives from South Asia, South-East and East Asia and Australia. Ten selected case studies from across the region were presented to stimulate discussion of common challenges in water education and training.

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Mekong Subregion Follow-up Visit

Tuesday, 31 March, 2009

ICE WaRM’s partnerships in the Mekong Subregion, old and new, have been further strengthened following an intensive visit by Chief Executive Officer Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager in February and March 2009.

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Yellow River Commission Students Start Studies

Monday, 30 March, 2009

Picture 005_crop_webThe latest group of 19 future leaders from China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) have started their Graduate Certificate studies in water management after completing their initial round of English language tuition.

The 15 men and four women, the third group from the YRCC to study in South Australia, will spend the next six months completing the Graduate Certificate programme, industry placements, and taking part in study tours and water management forums.

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Australian Water Industry Essentials Short Course

Sunday, 29 March, 2009

ICE WaRM recently held a one-day version of the Australian Water Industry Essentials course in response to demand from stakeholders.

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Hydrology & Hydraulics Course Starts the Year

Thursday, 26 March, 2009

Picture 004_crop_webThe ICE WaRM short courses programme commenced in March with the two day Hydraulics and Hydrology for Non-engineers.

Held in Brisbane, the course was presented by Terry Lucke of UniSA and attended by a group of 14 people, whose work backgrounds were in local government, health or natural resources.

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Apply Now for AU-EU Exchange Opportunity

Wednesday, 25 March, 2009

Delftheader1_logo_en_0This programme is now active, as the first student from the Netherlands commenced studies at the University of Adelaide this semester.

Applications are now open for students wanting to take part in the exchange, starting in the second semester.

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Indian Water Resources Ministry Visit

Thursday, 29 January, 2009

DSCN1582_crop_lrThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) team in New Delhi engaged ICE WaRM to host a delegation of very senior Indian Government officials for a technical study tour of water resources policies and management in Australia late in 2008.

The delegation was led by the Secretary of the national Ministry of Water Resources, Mr Umesh Narayan Panjiar, and included the Chair of the Central Water Commission, officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, other national agencies and state Departments of Water Resources, and senior representatives of ADB.

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New Arrivals from the Yellow River, P R China

Tuesday, 27 January, 2009

BBQ 23_01_09 013_crop_lrThe third group of delegates from China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) has started to arrive in Australia to study under ICE WaRM’s internationally-acclaimed water resources management programme.

The men and women will spend eight months based in Adelaide studying for ICE WaRM’s Graduate Certificate in Water Resources Management and improving their English language skills. The students also will take part in study tours, industry placements and water management forums.

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ICE WaRM Consolidates Mekong Links

Sunday, 25 January, 2009

ALA 010_lrThe links between ICE WaRM and the Mekong River Commission have been further strengthened following a visit by Chief Executive Officer Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager late in 2008.

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Australian Water Industry Essentials Short Course

Friday, 28 November, 2008

Paul-DalbyIn response to popular demand, ICE WaRM and the Australian Water Association have made provisional plans to stage the Australian Water Industry Essentials short course in Adelaide early in 2009.

The two-day course, held across three states in 2008, provides an overview of the current technical, economic, environmental, legislative and social issues associated with the Australian water industry.

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First ICE WaRM Scholarship Students Graduate

Friday, 28 November, 2008

All students receving certificates 2008_crop_webThe first five overseas students to be awarded ICE WaRM international scholarships have completed their year-long courses.

The successful students are pictured here with Richard Hopkins (ICE WaRM CEO) at a celebratory BBQ at ICE WaRM’s headquarters in Adelaide.

The students – two from China and one each from Sri Lanka, the Solomon Islands and Peru – have been studying ICE WaRM’s Master of Water Resources Management programme at the University of South Australia, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.

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Hydraulics and Hydrology Short Course

Sunday, 19 October, 2008

terry-luckeICE WaRM held a short course in Hydraulics and Hydrology 15-16th October in Adelaide. The course was very well attended, culminating in a thought-provoking round of questions and networking.

The course – run by Terry Lucke, a research engineer with the University of South Australia Urban Water Resource Centre – introduces the basic principles of hydraulics and hydrology, covering the occurrence and distribution of water (hydrology) and the movement of water through pipes and open channel systems (hydraulics).

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ICE WaRM Supports Visit by Leading Water Expert

Wednesday, 15 October, 2008

DrNiniDr Ir Khin Ni Ni Thein, Vice President of Development and Resources at the Asian Institute of Technology, recently presented seminars in Adelaide and Melbourne as part of ICEWaRM’s Visits and Exchanges programme.

Dr Thein’s addresses focused on democratisation in Burma through peace and reconciliation and how water can involve people in the politics of their country. Dr NiNi’s message was to stand above politics and try to resist the temptation of not to politicise and not being politicised.

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International Delegations Study Tour

Thursday, 25 September, 2008

ALA 010_lrTwo high-ranking Asian delegations recently visited Australia for six weeks each as part of ICE WaRM’s international study tours programme.

In total, there were 45 staff members from the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, Can Tho University, the Vietnam Water Resources University, the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, with representatives from the National Mekong River Committees from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos plus representatives from the Thai and Laotian National Mekong River Committees.

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ICE WaRM Short Courses Booming

Tuesday, 22 July, 2008

There has been a big response to the first of ICE WaRM’s new Australian Water Industry Essentials programme.

The initial programme, run in conjunction with the Australian Water Association, was staged in Sydney in early July for 25 industry professionals from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT

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Changjiang Water Resources Commission, PR China

Thursday, 20 March, 2008

In December last year, ICE WaRM hosted the Changjiang Water Resources Commission (CWRC) from China; an organisation which is responsible for the development, utilisation and protection of water resources in the Changjiang River Basin. The CWRC aims to develop and promote integrated water resources management in the Basin while implementing environmental protection measures.

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ICE WaRM Short Course Explores Drainage System

Tuesday, 18 March, 2008

terry-luckeProfessor Simon Beecham and research engineer Terry Lucke from the University of South Australia headed a recent ICE WaRM short course on Siphonic Roof Drainage Design – a state of the art drainage system involving complex hydraulic analysis.

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The Coorong and Lower Murray Under The Spotlight

Sunday, 16 March, 2008

ICE WaRM was proud to host leading researchers Dr Paul Hanson from the Centre of Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dr Kane Aldridge from the University of Adelaide as speakers at a seminar on “The State of the Lower Murray Lakes” on the 21st January.

Dr Hanson visited Adelaide to collect data on the condition of the Coorong with the research cluster which focuses on the Coorong, the Lower Lakes and the Murray Mouth (CLLAMM ecology).

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Renewing Water Resources Management in South Africa

Sunday, 9 March, 2008

Dr Mark Dent from the University of KwaZulu in Natal highlighted South Africa ’s acclaimed water and natural resources management policies during a six city lecture tour in February and early March sponsored by ICE WaRM.

He also exposed many of the current problems in implementing those policies in his presentation titled “Renewing Water Resources Management in South Africa – Changing Role, Form and Context For Science”.

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