Home > Events > National Water Forum 2019 - Counting and Accounting for Water: Australian water measurement and its implications

Date and Time

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

Address and Location Map

Hotel Rockford Adelaide
164 Hindley Street
South Australia 5000

Further Enquiries

Event Coordinator: UniSA, Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
Email: cmr-research@unisa.edu.au


UniSA and the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) are bringing together international and national experts on water measurement for a one day forum to discuss the science of measuring stocks and flows of water and its capacity to account for the impacts of change over time. Many controversies still persist related to how and why we measure water.

In addition to keynote presentations from international UN luminaries, national experts from both the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and some of Australia’s most innovative water utilities will present the latest thinking on water measurement and its relationship to better resource management.


Program (to be confirmed)

Australian water measurement and management in global comparison
Dr Chris Perry, international water consultant and lead author of the United Nations report  “Does improved irrigation technology save water?”
Why popular measures of irrigation efficiency investments over count benefits

Making smart meter water measurement count
Dr Lisa Blinco, SA Water
How smart metering, spot energy markets and system optimisation lower SA power costs

Measures of future climate change for better long term water management
Peter Bridgeman, Murray-Darling Basin Authority
How the MDBA is planning to measure climate change and facilitate adaptation

Measuring Socio-economic impacts of Murray-Darling Basin water policy
Dr Neville Crossman, Director of Social and Economic Integration, Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Measuring social and economic impacts of the MDBA Plan for our 2020 progress reporting


Register your interest by Thursday, 28 February 2019

Free for AARES members
$170 for non-AARES members
(price includes 1-year’s membership to AARES)