Water Wednesday

A special forum presented by the Water Research Centre of the University of Adelaide

When: 5:30 – 6:45 pm, Wednesday 21 October 2009
Where: Napier Lecture Theatre 102 Napier Building
North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide

‘Managing the Murray icon sites: can engineering save the environment?’

The 3 Murray icon sites in SA are Chowilla, the mainstream, and the Coorong & Lower Lakes. Each of these icon sites identified in the Living Murray Program is suffering significant environmental damage, and the options for repair are limited by the lack of available water. New approaches are needed to find innovative alternatives as interim measures until flows can be increased to provide effective environmental flows. The role of engineering solutions in this context is controversial.

Chair: Prof Martin Lambert, University of Adelaide

• Options for the environmental future of the River Murray ecosystem in South Australia

Ms Judy Goode, Environmental Manager, SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Board

• Potential benefits and impacts of the proposed Chowilla watering structure

Mr Tony Herbert, Senior Ecologist, Department of Water, Land & Biodiversity Conservation

• Future options for the Lower Lakes and Coorong

Associate Professor Justin Brookes, University of Adelaide

• Your Views: Open Discussion

To reserve your place, RSVP:
with ‘Water Wednesday’ in the subject line by Friday 16 October

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