Home > Events > Free Webinar: Advances in integrated river management -- Connecting Indigenous knowledge and western science to water policy in the Murray-Darling Basin

Date and Time

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:00pm

Further Enquiries

Event Coordinator: Australian Water School
Phone: +61 8 8236 5200
Email: training@australianwaterschool.com.au


The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) is hosting a free webinar on advances in integrated river management based on the Goyder Institute's world leading research.

Dr Matt Gibbs and Associate Professor Steve Hemming will present findings from two Goyder projects, Translating Ngarrindjeri Yannarumi into water resource risk assessments and Ecological connectivity of the River Murray: managing ecological outcomes and water quality risks through integrated river management.

The ICE WaRM webinar will begin with a presentation of the results of bringing together government water planners and researchers from the Ngarrindjeri Indigenous nation to develop a mechanism that better incorporates Ngarrindjeri values into government water planning processes. The research project has developed a unique solution to a global challenge and provides a sound basis for incorporating Indigenous peoples into environmental water management throughout the world. 

Following this, there will be a presentation on research conducted to achieve the greatest ecological benefits from available environmental water in the Murray-Darling Basin. This includes a new predictive tool developed to assess the trade-offs of manipulating river flows and floodplain inundation. It is expected that environmental managers will be able to use this tool to assess the ecological risks and benefits of multiple environmental sites, and in doing so inform integrated river management.

You can read more about the webinar and register here.