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

Graham Green


Graham is a Senior Hydrogeologist with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources in South Australia. Graham has worked for the Department since 2006 and manages the Groundwater Modell... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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