6th OzEWEX workshop: Human-environment interactions in the Murray-Darling Basin - from forecasting to foresighting

Dec 4, 2019 | Canberra, Australia

Human-environment interactions in the Murray-Darling Basin – from forecasting to foresighting

The recent drought has yet again placed water resources in the Murray Darling Basin in the public spotlight. While decisions related water management policy in the basin will naturally remain contested and political, it is critical that policy is developed upon the solid foundations of open, transparent and peer reviewed science.

The 6th OzEWEX workshop will discuss the science and modelling technology requirements to help inform policy decisions related to water management, including identifying research and investment priorities to understand the historical, near-term and long-term movement of water throughout the basin. The topic will be approached from a biophysical perspective but also from social, economic, ecological, engineering and policy perspectives.
The format will include invited presentations, facilitated discussion and opportunities for networking.
Speakers include:

  • Robert Vertessy (University of Melbourne)
  • Lorrae van Kerkhoff (Australian National University)
  • Michael Stewardson (University of Melbourne)
  • Stuart Khan (University of New South Wales)
  • Quentin Grafton (Australian National University)
  • Jason Evans (University of New South Wales)
  • (further speakers to be announced)

Participation and catering are free of charge, thanks to generous support from our sponsors:
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research organisation (CSIRO)

  • Geoscience Australia
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • National Computational Infrastructure
  • The Australian National University

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Background image courtesy of OzEWEX