Water Information Industry Seminars 2007-2008

Under the Commonwealth Water Act 2007, the role of the Bureau of Meteorology has been expanded to manage Australia's water information.

This Industry Seminar series is designed to provide participants with an overview of the importance of water information in achieving water reform in Australia, the Bureau's new water information role, and the contribution that improved water information can make to water resources management.

The series targets professionals involved in water resource policy, planning and management.

Completed Seminars
Location Presentation Documents
Melbourne - completed
4.00-6.00pm,
21 November 2007
Dr Russell Mein, Chair, Australian Water Information Advisory Council
The importance of water information to national water reform
Russell_Mein_Melb_Industry_Seminar_Nov_2007 (PDF 264KB)
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology's new role and responsibilities as set out under the new Commonwealth Water Act 2007
Rob_Vertessy_Melb._Industry_Seminar_Nov_2007.pdf
Mr Campbell Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Water Entitlements and Strategies, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
The contribution of improved water information to the management of water resources in Victoria
Campbell_Fitzpatrick_Melb_Industry_Seminar_Nov_2007.pdf
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Sydney - completed
3.00-5.00pm,
22 November 2007
Mr Warwick Watkins, Director General, NSW Department of Lands
The importance of water information to national water reform
Warwick_Watkins_Syd_Industry_Seminar_Nov_2007.pdf
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology's new role and responsibilities as set out under the new Commonwealth Water Act 2007
Rob_Vertessy_Syd_Industry_Seminar_Nov_2007.pdf
Mr Paul Pendlebury, Director, Water Systems, NSW Department of Water and Energy
The contribution of improved water information to the management of water resources in New South Wales
Paul_Pendlebury_Syd_Industry_Seminar_Nov_2007.pdf
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Adelaide - completed
3.00-5.00pm,
6 December 2007
Mr Rob Freeman, Chief Executive, Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation
The importance of water information to national water reform
Rob_Freeman_Adel_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007.pdf
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology's new role and responsibilities as set out under the new Commonwealth Water Act 2007
Rob_Vertessy_Adel_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007
Dr Fraser McLeod, Executive Director, Natural Resources Management, Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation
The contribution of improved water information to the management of water resources in South Australia
Fraser_McLeod_Adel_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007.pdf
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Canberra - completed
3.00-5.00pm,
7 December 2007
Dr James Horne, Deputy Secretary, Department of Environment and Water Resources
The importance of water information to national water reform
James_Horne_Canb_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007.pdf
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology's new role and responsibilities as set out under the new Commonwealth Water Act 2007
Rob_Vertessy_Canb_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007.pdf
Mr Leigh Crocker, Manager Technical and Consulting Services, ActewAGL
The contribution of improved water information to the management of water resources in the ACT
Leigh_Crocker_Canb_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007.pdf
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Brisbane - completed
3.00-5.00pm,
14 December 2007
Mr Ross Young, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia
The importance of water information to national water reform
Ross_Young_Bris_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007.pdf
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology's new role and responsibilities as set out under the new Commonwealth Water Act 2007
Rob_Vertessy_Bris_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007.pdf
Mr Greg Claydon, Executive Director, Strategic Water Initiatives, Department of Natural Resources and Water, Queensland
The contribution of improved water information to the management of water resources in Queensland
Greg_Claydon_Bris_Industry_Seminar_Dec_2007.pdf
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Hobart - completed
9.00-11.30am,
7 February 2008
Mr Ken Matthews, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
National Water Commission

The importance of water information to national water reform.
Ken_Matthews_Hob_Industry_Seminar_Feb_7_08
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water)
Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology's new role and responsibilities as set out under the new Commonwealth Water Act 2007.
Rob_Vertessy_Hob_Industry_Seminar_Feb_7_08.pdf
Dr Martin Read, Manager, Water Assessment Branch
Department of Primary Industries and Water

The contribution that improved water information can make to the management of water resources in Tasmania.
Martin_Read_Hob_Industry_Seminar_Feb_7_08.pdf
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Darwin - completed
9.00-11.30am,
14 February 2008
Mr Jolyon Burnett, Chief Executive Officer
The Irrigation Association of Australia

The importance of water information to national water reform
Jolyon_Burnett_Darwin_Water_Information_Seminar_Feb_14_08.pdf
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water)
Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology's new role and responsibilities as set out under the new Commonwealth Water Act 2007
Rob_Vertessy_Darwin_Water_Information_Seminar_Feb_14_08.pdf
Mr Ian Lancaster, Director, Water Management
Department of Natural Resources, Environment and The Arts

The contribution that improved water information can make to the management of water resources in the Northern Territory
Ian_Lancaster_Darwin_Water_Information_Seminar_Feb_14_08.pdf
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Perth - Completed
9.00-11.30am,
20 February 2008
Dr Russell Mein, Chair
Australian Water Information Advisory Council

The importance of water information to national water reform
Russell_Mein_Perth_Water_Information_Seminar_Feb_20_08.pdf
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water)
Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology's new role and responsibilities as set out under the new Commonwealth Water Act 2007
Rob_Vertessy_Perth_Water_Information_Seminar_Feb_20_08.pdf
Mr John Ruprecht, Director Water Resource Management
Department of Water

The contribution that improved water information can make to the management of water resources in Western Australia
John_Ruprecht_Perth_Water_Information_Seminar_Feb_20_08.pdf
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