Groundwater for Decision Makers Course

Posted 25 July 2011

The Fundamentals of Groundwater-Surface Water Legal Issues and Policy Management

1 September, 2011
Canberra

Course presenters include Dr Wendy Timms (UNSW) and others from NCGRT and CSIRO.

Who should attend

This one day course is designed for professionals in consulting, research and public authorities to enable them to better inform decision making processes.

Expected outcomes

Attendees will gain an understanding of groundwater terminology, processes and concepts and will gain fundamental knowledge of the policy and legal issues affecting groundwater management.

Topics include

  • Water Rights and Water Law: rationale for water entitlement transferability, historic and contemporary transferability
  • The National Groundwater Action Plan
  • The Water Act
  • Policy drivers for integrated groundwater and surface water management
  • Groundwater management at both aquifer and paddock level

Course leaders

Lectures, demonstrations and tutorials are given by leading groundwater professionals, experienced hydrogeologists, specialists in both public and private practise and policy management; from industry, universities and research agencies including:

  • Dr Wendy Timms, University of NSW
  • Professor Allan Curtis, Charles Sturt University
  • Assoc Professor Alex Gardner, University of WA
  • Dr Wendy Merrit, Australian National University
  • Dr Ejaz Qureshi, CSIRO

Course fees

AU$880.00 (incl GST) includes notes, classroom teaching, tutorials, morning and afternoon teas and lunch.

Venue

The Course is being held on
1 September, 2011 at the
Marque Hotel
102 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra, ACT

Registration

To register go to www.groundwater.com.au/industrytraining.

More information

  • For more information phone +61 8 8201 5632, fax +61 8 8201 5635.

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