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Water Research Centre
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia

Phone:+61 8 8313 3747
Facsimile:+61 8 8313 6222

Water Wednesday - Is there really spare water in the South East?

A special forum presented by the Water Research Centre at the University of Adelaide on 23 June 2010.

Many people in the wider community think that water is being wasted by flowing out to sea via the South East drainage system, but is there really water to spare? Over 48% of the South East region were originally wetlands, providing abundant water source for agricultural development.  Now it is less than 6 percent.  Does the South East have enough water for its own economic, environmental and social needs, let alone water to spare for diversion to other regions?       




Audio-Visual Material

Chair and Introduction

Speaker: Associate Professor Justin Brookes
Director, Water Research Centre
University of Adelaide


Andrew Johnson

A new management balance for the South East

Speaker: Mr Andrew Johnson
Executive Director Policy and Programs
Department of Water, Land, Biodiversity and Conservation

 Matthew Gibbs

A new research partnership for the South East

Speaker: Dr Matthew Gibbs
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering
University of Adelaide


 Abigail Goodman

A new ecological regime for South East wetlands

Speaker: Ms Abigail Goodman
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Adelaide