Workshop: Managing Your Water Asset

Navigating Water Markets & Matching Your Water Use With Appropriate Supply

This free workshop is designed specifically for the South Australian Agriculture Industry and is facilitated by ICE WaRM, in collaboration with PIRSA, DEWNR, Aither and others.

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Date: Monday, 3 July 2017

Location: Loxton Research Centre, Bookpurnong Rd, Loxton SA

Contact: Contact Joel for more information: 08 8236 5200



Alister Walsh

Duxton Asset Management

Alister has recently joined Duxton Asset Management as the Director of Water Assets and was previously the CEO at Waterfind Australia, a company that is a pioneer in the water market industry. Alister... Read more

Ben Fee

FeeZable Solutions

Ben is Leader at FeeZable Solutions, finding feasible solutions for the food-water-energy nexus. He is also enrolled as a PhD candidate at the Australian National University, undertaking research into... Read more

Yvette Colton


Yvette is the Principal Policy Officer, State and National Water Policy in the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) specialising in South Australian water markets and trade. Having worked in the... Read more

Daniel Baker


Daniel, Senior Consultant, Aither – Trained in environmental economics and public policy, Daniel manages Aither’s water markets and agriculture due diligence and valuation advisory services – in... Read more



Hear Ben Fee, Manager Agribusiness Initiatives PIRSA, talking with ‘Breakfast with Stacey Lymberyfrom ABC Radio Riverland, 20th June 2017:

Follow up interview from Ben Fee, Manager Agribusiness Initiatives PIRSA, talking with ‘Breakfast with Stacey Lymberyfrom ABC Radio Riverland, 4th July 2017:


Session Recordings from the day:

  1. Alister Walsh, Introduction:
  2. Ben Fee PIRSA, Setting the Scene: Session PDF
  3. Yvette Colton, DEWNR, Information to Make the Most of Your Water AssetSession PDF, Clickable PDF: Key Sources of Water Market Information
  4. Daniel Baker, Aither, State of the Market: Session PDFAither’s annual Water Markets Reports
  5. Ben Fee & David Zadow, Interview:
  6. Alister Walsh, Mapping Your Water Use Profile: Session PDF

This free Workshop aims to:

  • Assist irrigators to understand the maturity and scope of the Australia water market and provide some insight as to how they make it work for them.
  • Help to understand the connected nature of the Southern Murray Darling Basin and the industry dynamics across that region that could impact them.
  • Introduce the concept of effective capital deployment to achieve their desired water security.
  • What the Banks consider when assessing water security and production risks.
  • What are the Banks expectation in relation to climate risk management.
  • An update on the 17/18 Seasonal outlook and the industry and other factors that may have an impact on the market.
  • Provide an overview of the Loxton Research Centre and the role it is playing into the future in supporting and growing the South Australia Agri-Industry.

See Alister Walsh’s Webinar on Water Trading below. Alister is the former CEO of Water Find Australia and will be Chairing the workshop:

Sponsored by PIRSA:

Learn about Australia’s water markets, produced by the department for the 2017 Global Forum for Food and Agriculture:

Loxton Research Centre:

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