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Environmental Water Management

    The Environmental Water Management Specialist Network was set up to support those active in the field of environmental water management by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, encourage problem-solving and build a sense of community that will strengthen the profession and practice of environmental water management to achieve better environmental outcomes. 

    Prior to its formation as a network, the Community of Practice for Environmental Water Managers was established by AWA through a project of the National Water Commission (see background for more details). The Community's separate website remains as an interactive forum for network communications and can be accessed at . The website includes event listingsforums, a Directory of Practical Tools, plus the chance to interact with other members.
    You can find out more about the planned activities of this specialist network by downloading the current Action Plan.

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    February 2014

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    Tuesday 29 April, 1045-1730, Brisbane convention & Exhibition Centre
    Jointly presented by AWA's Catchment Management, Environmental Water Management and Rural Water Specialist Networks

    The Ozwater14 theme ‘Water for everyone’ should include the water needs for the environment, the broader need of our catchments and the health of the rivers in the catchment.  The stream will introduce rural water management by showing what is implemented in the Murray-Darling Basin. The Murray-Darling Basin Plan results in the opportunity for leading edge science to be applied. Urban and rural communities will work together to implement the plan in the 22 major catchments of the Murray-Darling Basin. The objective of this stream is to inform delegates of the state of the art of integrated water management at basin scale, and of investments in the basin as part of the Water Act 2007. 

    Speakers include:
    • Tony McLeod, General Manager, Murray-Darling Basin Authority
    • Neil Sims, Land and Water, CSIRO
    • Richard McLoughlin, Department of Environment
    • Nicholas Sheahan, Mallee Catchment Management Authority 
    • Amber Clarke– Sustainable Water Environments Division, Water Group, Department of Environment and Primary Industry, Victoria
    • Richard Kingsford, Australian Wetlands & Rivers Centre
    • Lin Crase, Professor of Applied Economics, Latrobe University
    • Graham Hawke, Bureau of Meteorology
    • Gary Jones, Chief Executive, eWater CRC
    The cost of this full-day stream is included in the Ozwater registration fee. For more information to to

    More information on Environmental Water related events can be found on the Environmental Water Management website

     More AWA events can be found here



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