This comprehensive 3-day course covering water resources in Australia, will provide an overview of the current technical, economic, environmental, legislative and social issues associated with water in Australia.


Gary Jones

Gary is the former Chief Executive of eWater Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and of eWater Limited, and a Director of eWater Innovation Pty. Ltd, eWater's customer support arm. Professor Jones is al... Read more

Paul Dalby

In Fusion Consulting

Paul is a leading innovator in connecting science, policy and community together to drive innovation in improved management of water, natural resources and agriculture. He is an experienced practition... Read more

Peter Dillon


Peter is an Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Land and Water after he retired in 2014 after 29 years in groundwater research mostly on managed aquifer recharge with stormwater and reclaimed water. He ... Read more

Steve Barnett


Steve is Principal Hydrogeologist with the Science, Monitoring and Information Division of the SA Dept for Environment, Water & Natural Resources. He has been involved with the investigation, moni... Read more

Ian Prosser


Dr Ian Prosser is the Science Director for the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Program in CSIRO. The Program has over 300 research staff working across Australia to improve management of water re... Read more

Kane Aldridge

The University of Adelaide

Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide. Kane is a limnologist with a broad interest in the biogeochemistry, primary productivity, algal/macrophyte ecology and the ecological functioning of stre... Read more

Paul Harvey

Leda Consulting

Paul has more than 30 years experience in water resources policy development, primarily with State water agencies and more recently as a private consultant. He has Widespread experience and knowledge ... Read more

Justin Brookes

The University of Adelaide

A/Prof Justin Brookes, Director Water Research Centre, Adelaide University. Justin has broad research interests in limnology and water treatment with a primary focus on coupling between hydrodynamics,... Read more

Russell Martin

Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (WGA)

Russell has over 30 years of experience as a geologist/hydrogeologist with extensive Public and Private sector experience in groundwater resources management, water sensitive urban design and integrat... Read more

Jennifer McKay

University of South Australia

Professor McKay has researched, taught, consulted on water resource management and law issues throughout Australia and in India and the USA and is a part time Commissioner of the SA Environment, Resou... Read more

Todd Wallace

The University of Adelaide

Todd is a Research Fellow within the Water Research Centre at The University of Adelaide, with 14 years experience working in freshwater and marine environments. A key area of research interest is int... Read more

Daryl Stevens


Daryl has worked extensively for the National Environmental Protection Council as Coordinator and Scientific Services for the Environmental Risk component of the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycl... Read more

Lionel Ho

SA Water

Lionel is a Senior Research Officer at SA Water Corporation, where he leads and is involved in a range of projects and consultancies. Lionel completed his PhD in 2004 from the University of South Aust... Read more

Rod Oliver


Rod is Research Program Leader of the Catchment Biogeochemistry and Aquatic Ecology Program in CSIRO Land and Water and an Associate Professor at Adelaide University. He is an aquatic ecologist with 2... Read more

David Cook


David is a Senior Research Officer in the Water Treatment and Distribution Team at the Australian Water Quality Centre based in Adelaide. In his role at the AWQC, David has been investigating water qu... Read more

Wayne Meyer

The University of Adelaide

Wayne is an Irrigation, Crop and Resource Management Scientist. He has lead research in irrigation scheduling systems and developed a range of experimental facilities for studying crop response at bot... Read more

Who should attend:

  • Commonwealth, state, local government and NRM staff
  • Specialists and non-specialists working with land and water resources
  • Professional and technical staff involved in water management, environment, agriculture,consulting, mining, land care and natural resource management

What’s included?

  • Presentations by experienced water professionals
  • Set of course notes
  • Activities and discussions
  • Networking with other industry professionals including. Note – International professionals attending.
  • Small group sizes to allow greater interaction
  • Catering: Lunch, morning and afternoon teas

Course Content includes:

  • Sustainable Water Management: Water cycle, climate change impacts, sustainable use
    Water Demand and Planning: Principles, supply security, water use across sectors, Australia and internationally
  • Water Processes: Hydrology, hydrogeology, surface water-groundwater interaction
    Hydrodynamics and Water Quality
  • Biological and Ecological Processes: Wetland processes, carbon fixation, nutrient cycling, exotic and pest species, catchment scale processes
  • Urban Water Supply Distribution and Treatment: Sources and storage, treatment processes, disinfection, distribution, alternative water sources, metering
  • Wastewater Treatment and Disposal: Physical and biological treatment processes, nutrient removal, industrial wastewater, environmental impacts
  • Innovation in Urban Water Management: Managed aquifer recharge, sewage and stormwater recycling, infiltration basins, integrated water systems
  • Water Supplies for Agriculture and Mining: Irrigation, dryland agriculture, water in mining
  • Water Governance: Constitutional / jurisdictional, water law, institutional structures and responses, policy responses
  • Field Trip
  • Case Studies