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


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

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

Shahadat Chowdhury

NSW Office of Water

Shahadat joined the public service of NSW in 1992. His modelling expertise spans from water allocation, water savings, climate, environmental flow and irrigation demand to flood hydraulics. His work a... Read more

Noel Merrick

Hydro Simulations

Noel is a highly regarded industry consulting professional who also has a long and eminent background in research, lecturing and mentoring PhD and Masters students. Noel is a groundwater modeller, hyd... Read more

George Gates

CSG & GW Consultant

As Director of Water Management Implementation in the NSW Office of Water, George was responsible for surface and groundwater management. He has been writing groundwater policy for the NSW government ... Read more

Alex O'Mara


Alex is the Manager of Natural Resources Law in the NSW Department of Trade and Investment. She leads a team of lawyers in providing legal services in the areas of water, marine parks, catchment manag... Read more

David Harriss

NSW Office of Water

David is the Commissioner of the NSW Office of Water that now forms part of the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water. David is responsible for the overall management of the State's ... Read more

Daryl Nielsen


Daryl is a senior research scientist with CSIRO based at the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre. Daryl has worked on a variety of projects investigating the ecology of lowland rivers and their ... Read more

Andrew Johnson PSM


Andrew has nearly 40 years’ experience in natural resource, water and environmental management working in environmental impact assessment, soil conservation and land management, landcare, dryland sa... Read more

Rob O'Neill

NSW Office of Water

Rob is the Director, Water Policy and Planning for the NSW Office of Water (NOW) within the NSW Government. Rob has been in the water management field for 23yrs, working initially in hydrology and riv... 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 eminent water professionals
  • Printed and electronic course notes
  • Tutorials and discussions
  • Networking with industry colleagues
  • Small group sizes to allow greater interaction
  • Well-equipped training facilities in CBD locations
  • Catering: lunch, morning and afternoon teas

Note: International professionals attending

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Course content
  • 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, groundwater 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
  • Case Studies and Tutorials