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.


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 Freeman

National Water Commission

As a former senior executive in the Queensland, South Australian and Australian governments, Rob Freeman has a strong and diverse background in public policy, natural resource management and public se... 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

Simon Toze


Dr Simon Toze is a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Land and Water in the Urban and Industrial Water research theme. His current principal research focus is on the reuse of water in urban envir... Read more

Leon Leach


Leon is the Principal Project Officer, Science Delivery for the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA). Leon been involved professionally for over 4... Read more

Greg Hausler

Hausler Hydrology

Greg is a civil engineer/hydrologist with over 40 years' experience in the investigation, hydrologic/hydraulic design, modelling and impact assessment of water engineering related projects. He managed... Read more

Ben Kele

Arris Water

Ben is the Director at Arris Water and completing his PhD at Central Queensland University. Ben has 20 years’ experience in the water industry and has researched, built and operated a wide range of ... Read more

Rod Lehmann

Water Strategies

Rod is a Director of Water Strategies Pty Ltd a company that he set up in 2007 to provide consulting services to local and state government and private industry in the water and wastewater area. Rod i... 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