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Goyder Water Forum 2017 

 

The Goyder Institute for Water Research held its biennial Water Forum in July 2017. The conference delivered a range of presentations on Goyder Institute projects and other water research from South Australia and beyond.

 

Below you will find a selection of presentations from the event.


NORTHERN ADELAIDE PLAINS

PIRSA's Northern Adelaide Agribusiness Initiative
Daniel Casement, Executive Director, Rural Solutions (PIRSA)

 

Multiple use: water for business growth on the Northern Adelaide Plains
Anne Moroney, CEO, RDA Barossa

 

The Water Resource Stocktake of the Greater Norther Adelaide Region
Dr Mark Siebentritt, Seed Consulting

 

GOYDER RESEARCH: Sustainable Expansion of Irrigated Agriculture and Horticulture in the Northern Adelaide Plains
Prof Jim Cox, PIRSA-SARDI

 

GOYDER RESEARCH: Small-scale Desalination Demonstration/Trial
Dr Yasodinee Wimalasiri, UniSA

 

SARDI Northern Adelaide Plains research
Dr Kathy Ophel Keller, SARDI


LOW FLOWS

Restoring low flows to reduce risks to ecosystems

Kumar Savadamuthu, DEWNR

 

Ecological response to the restoration of low flows in intermittent streams

Dr Douglas Green, DEWNR

 

Low flow trials - learnings involving innovative designs

Paul Wainwright, DEWNR

 

Investigating the relationship of low flows to local scale hydrology

Alicja Makarewicz, University of Adelaide

 

Demonstrating the hydro-ecological response to the return of low flows in the MLR: Monitoring and eveluation framework

Dr Sally Maxwell, DEWNR

 

HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS

Understanding water requirements of a Black Box: a drip irrigation study

Dr Tanya Doody, CSIRO

 

Managing River Murray floodplain groundwater for ecological response

Virginia Riches, DEWNR

 

Managing a natural river, an artificial lake and community expectations in an urban environment: Adelaide's very own River Torrens

Dr Nadine Kilsby, DEWNR

 

Calcium and stronium isotope constraints on the freshwater/saltwater mixing, groundwater inputs, and carbonate fluxes in the Coorong Lagoon and Murray Mouth Estuary, South Australia

Dr Juraj Farkas, University of Adelaide

 

INTERNATIONAL

Why the South Australian water sector need to look internationally to ensure furture growth and the important role research willl play

Rachel Barratt, Water Industry Alliance


Undertaking a rapid pollution assessment Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar

Chris O'Neill, Hydronumerics


Recharge from ephemeral stream check dams in a hard rock area of Rajasthan, India and relevance to South Australia

Dr Peter Dillon, CSIRO


How does hydrological connectivity control C & N dynamics in river floodplain systems?

Dr Nina Welti, CSIRO


MARINE

The Great Australian Bight Collaborative Research Program

Dr Gavin Begg, SARDI


A role for modellng in the sustainable management of discharges to the coast

Milena Fernandes, SA Water


GOYDER RESEARCH: Coastal Carbon Opportunities - demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets in South Australia

Dr Michelle Waycott, DEWNR

 

REGIONAL CASE STUDIES

The Bool: Balancing flows for both ecological and flood mitigation in a RAMSAR listed wetland

Ryan Judd, DEWNR

 

Die back and lack of regeneration in River Red Gum (Eucalyptus Camaldulensis) communities in the Northern & Yorke Region 2008-2016

Dr Anne Jensen, Environmental Consultant

 

The impact of drought and water scarcity on irrigator farm exit intentions in the southern Murray-Darling Basin

Prof Sarah Wheeler, University of Adelaide

 

High rate algal ponds for community wastewater management schemes

Prof Howard Fallowfield, Flinders University

 

GROUNDWATER

GOYDER RESEARCH: G-FLOWS 3

Dr Luk Peeters, CSIRO

 

Our knowledge of groundwater is imperfect. Regulatory and legislative structures are more effective when they acknowledge that.

Simone Stewart, DEWNR

 

Approach in source identification of groundwater nitrate contamination

Pragya Pradhan Shrestha, Flinders University/NCGRT

 

A coupled lake-groundwater model applied to lakes in the Newer Volcanic Province

Martin Ankor, University of Adelaide

 

Hydrogeological characterisation of geolineaments from the Central Flinders Ranges 

Alaa Ahymed, UniSA

 

CLIMATE ACTION

Towards a low-carbon economy: South Australia's climate change strategy 2015-2050

Simon Sherriff, DEWNR

 

Modelling effects of climate change and operational factors on the reliability of a stormwater harvesting and managed aquifer recharge scheme

Dennis Gonzalez, CSIRO

 

GOYDER RESEARCH: Climate resilience analysis framwork and tools

Assoc Prof Seth Westra, University of Adelaide

 

Scenario-neutral climate impact assessment of a stormwater capture a managed aquifer recharge scheme

Dr Bree Bennett, University of Adelaide

 

Emerging approaches to climate adaption decision making in the water sector

Dr Mark Siebentritt, Seed Consulting

 

Taming the beast: a pragmatic approach to dealing with SA CLimate Ready's 900,000 datasets in a water resource management application

Roger Cranswick, DEWNR

 

Imapact of evapotranspiration process representation on runoff projections from conceptual rainfall-runoff models

Danlu Guo, University of Adelaide

 

Comparison of MODIS and SWAT evapotranspiration over complex terrain at different spatial scales

Olanrewaju Abiodun, Flinders University

 

Using water temperature data and open source software to assess vertical water flow

Dr Dylan J. Irvine, Flinders University

 

Field parameterization to determine trigger mechanisms of streamflow generation in an ephemeral-intermittent system, South Australia

Karina Gutierrez, Flinders University

 

DATA, INFORMATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Brining data together to create a wealth of water information

Linton Johnston, Bureau of Meteorology

 

Is model calibration good enough? A case study of the Chowilla Floodplain modelling demonstrates the benefits of model post-audits

Chris Li, DEWNR

 

FROM CATCHMENT TO COAST

Sediments with hydrodynamically-driven flow: Significance for the nutrient budget of streams and coastal waters

Dr Sebastien Lamontagne, CSIRO

 

Future climate and land uses effects on flow and nutrient loads in the Onkaparinga Catchment of South Australia

Manoj Kumar Shrestha, University of Adelaide

 

A Cathment Management Decision Support Model (CMDSM): Land-use and expected water quality of water resources for drinking water supply

John Awad, UniSA

 

Multistakeholder optimization for integrated catchment management: Finding an equitable project portfolio using visual analytics

Michael Di Matteo, University of Adelaide

 

Low frequency patterns of drought and flood in south-eastern Australia

Jonathan Tyler, University of Adelaide

 

CARBON & COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS

Dry Creek saltfield: past, present and future

Dr Murray Townsend, DEWNR

 

GOYDER RESEARCH: From Salt to C - carbon sequestration through ecological restoration at the Dry Creek saltfield

Russell Seaman, DEWNR & Dr Luke Mosley, University of Adelaide

 

Soil carbon flux dynamics in an arid environment in South Australia and its implications

Gabriel Shepherd, Flinders University

 

Carbon storage potential in vegetated coastal sediments and the impacts of agricultural run-off

Christina Asanopoulos, University of Adelaide