The Murray Darling Basin is the largest and most important river system in Australia and in the past decades has undergone increasing stress from poor water management. This technical seminar looks to investigate how water can be managed more equitably to benefit the Indigenous Australians, rivers ecosystems and current agriculture within the catchment.
This event is catered towards Water Resource Engineers, Environmental Scientists and anyone interested in the Murray Darling Basin. Attendees can look forward to light refreshments and canapes on arrival, after which the seminar will commence with the leaders from industry speaking on different aspects of the Murray Darling Basin, followed by a Q&A session.
The event will begin with informal networking with limited places available.
Key note speakers include:
Susan Madden - Principal Economist, GHD
Susan sits on the Murray Darling Basin Authority and has participated in major government planning reform processes. This includes the review of NSW Water Sharing Plans and development of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan, as well as water pricing determinations undertaken by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Phil Duncan - Senior Policy Officer at NSW Aboriginal Land Council
Phil, a Gomeroi man from Moree, has provided high level policy and strategic advice to key Aboriginal representative organisations, State and Federal Governments as well as key external stakeholder groups. Phil has more than 38 years of experience working with Aboriginal people, communities and liaising with Governments.
Tim Hosking - Senior Wetlands and Rivers Conservation Officer at DPIE
Tim is currently working on the fish kills in the northern Murray Darling Basin. A key part of Tim’s work is the management of water for the environment. Tim runs a collaborative community-government decision making committee and takes part in monitoring and reporting about the state of the catchment.
Date: Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Time: 6.30 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: GHD, Level 12/133 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
AWA Member $30
Students and YWPs $20
Event flyer can be downloaded here
Thank you to our generous sponsor.