CWI team member gives keynote address at Water Institute for Sustainability Forum in Thailand

Posted 9 February 2017

Dr Halloran delivers his keynote address at the WIS Forum

Connected Waters Initiative research fellow Dr Landon Halloran was a keynote speaker at the Water Institute for Sustainability Forum in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2017.

The event, held on the 24-26 of January at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, was organised by the Federation of Thai Industries in honour of the late King Bhumibol.

Day Two of the conference was dedicated to international water management issues and also included talks by representatives from the Netherlands and Israel.

Landon’s invited keynote address, entitled Groundwater management in Australia: a research perspective, kicked off the day. The talk introduced the wide-ranging water research capabilities of the UNSW Global Water Institute to the Thai audience and provided a background on fundamental water issues in Australia. Several examples of cutting-edge groundwater research from the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre were also presented, including passive methods to evaluate aquifer confinement and subsidence risk, investigations into the connectivity of CSG and groundwater using isotopes, and temperature-based tools for evaluating groundwater-surface water interactions and the vadose zone.

While in Bangkok, Landon also met with hydrogeologists and groundwater researchers at government departments and leading Thai universities to learn about current groundwater challenges in Thailand and establish collaborative partnerships.

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