Water Information Industry Seminars 2009

The National Water Information Seminar Series 2009 featured presentations by senior Bureau and State and Territory representatives highlighting progress toward achieving our water information mission and describing the water information products planned for delivery over the next 6-18 months.

The presentations demonstrate how:

  • the accuracy, coverage and currency of Australia's hydrologic observing networks is improving
  • water data from across the nation is being gathered and harmonised into a standard national format, and spatially-enabled for easy access by users
  • the Australian Water Resources Information System (AWRIS) will evolve over the next three years, following initial launch in early 2010
  • national water accounting standards have been developed and are being piloted in seven high-profile water management areas
  • the National Water Account and Water Resources Assessments will become comprehensive annual water products, commencing early 2011
  • a range of new water availability forecasting products, currently in early stage development, promise to enhance future water resources operations and planning.
Completed Seminars
Location Presentation Documents
Melbourne
Friday, 4 September 2009
The importance of water information to national water reform (PDF - 757KB)
Dr Russell Mein, Chair, Australian Water Information Advisory Council
Progress with the Bureau's new water information mission (PDF - 3.9 MB)
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
The Water Regulations and Water Data Transfer Format (PDF - 762KB)
Tony Boston, Assistant Director, Water Data Services Branch, Bureau of Meteorology
Enhancement of hydrologic monitoring and data management in the State (PDF - 2.5MB)
Adrian Spall, Director Water Information Management, Department of Sustainability and Environment
The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (PDF - 1.8MB)
Elizabeth McDonald, Geofabric Project Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Water Resources Information System (PDF - 509KB)
Dr Robert Argent, Manager AWRIS Project, Bureau of Meteorology
The National Water Account and Water Resources Assessments (PDF - 1.7MB)
Dr Grace Mitchell, Manager Water Accounting, Bureau of Meteorology
Water Forecasting Services (PDF - 1MB)
Dr Jaya Jayasuriya, Assistant Director, Water Forecasting Services Branch, Bureau of Meteorology
Download Invitation (PDF 360KB)
Brisbane
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
The importance of water information to national water reform (PDF - 1MB)
Ross Young, Australian Water Information Advisory Council
Progress with the Bureau's new water information mission (PDF - 3.4 MB)
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
Enhancement of hydrologic monitoring and data management in the State (PDF - 4.7MB)
Greg Long, Director Water Accounting, Department of Environment and Resource Management
The Water Regulations and Water Data Transfer Format (PDF - 846KB)
David Nicholls, Water Data Section Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (PDF - 2.2MB)
Tony Boston, Assistant Director, Water Data Services Branch, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Water Resources Information System (PDF - 509KB)
Dr Robert Argent, Manager AWRIS Project, Bureau of Meteorology
The National Water Account and Water Resources Assessments (PDF - 1.7MB)
Dr Louise Minty, Assistant Director, Water Reporting Services, Bureau of Meteorology
Water Forecasting Services (PDF - 1.2MB)
Dr Jaya Jayasuriya, Assistant Director, Water Forecasting Services Branch, Bureau of Meteorology
Download Invitation (PDF 964KB)
Hobart
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
The importance of water information to national water reform (PDF - 1.9MB)
Dr Russell Mein, Chair, Australian Water Information Advisory Council
Progress with the Bureau's new water information mission (PDF - 4.5MB)
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
Enhancement of hydrologic monitoring and data management in the State (PDF - 674KBB)
Dr Martin Read, Manager, Water Assessment Branch, Department Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
David Thorp, Coordinator (Strategic Water Information) Department Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Lance Stapleton, Southern Water

The Water Regulations and Water Data Transfer Format (PDF - 1MB)
Tony Boston, Assistant Director, Water Data Services Branch, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (PDF - 1.9MB)
Elizabeth McDonald, Geofabric Project Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Water Resources Information System (PDF - 709KB)
Peter Gigliotti, Assistant Director, Water IT Planning and Development, Bureau of Meteorology
The National Water Account and Water Resources Assessments (PDF - 2.6MB)
Dr Louise Minty, Assistant Director, Water Reporting Services, Bureau of Meteorology
Water Forecasting Services (PDF - 2.3MB)
Neil Plummer, Manager Extended Hydrological Prediction, Bureau of Meteorology
Download Invitation (PDF 245KB)
Sydney
Thursday, 24 September 2009
The importance of water information to national water reform (PDF - 1.9MB)
Warwick Watkins, Australian Water Information Advisory Council
Progress with the Bureau's new water information mission (PDF - 4.5MB)
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
Enhancement of hydrologic monitoring and data management in the State (PDF - 3.4MB)
Paul Pendlebury, Director Water Systems, NSW Office of Water
The Water Regulations and Water Data Transfer Format (PDF - 3.3MB)
Tony Boston, Assistant Director, Water Data Services Branch, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (PDF - 1.5MB)
Elizabeth McDonald, Geofabric Project Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Water Resources Information System (PDF - 776KB)
Peter Gigliotti, Assistant Director, Water IT Planning and Development, Bureau of Meteorology
The National Water Account and Water Resources Assessments (PDF - 1.8MB)
Dr Grace Mitchell, Manager, Water Accounting, Bureau of Meteorology
Water Forecasting Services (PDF - 3.6MB)
Dr Dasarath Jayasuriya, Assistant Director, Water Forecasting, Bureau of Meteorology
Download Invitation (PDF 261KB)
Adelaide - completed
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The importance of water information to national water reform (PDF - 2.3MB)
Ken Matthews, Australian Water Information Advisory Council
Progress with the Bureau's new water information mission (PDF - 7.8MB)
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
Vision for Water Information Management in South Australia (PDF - 1MB)
Scott Ashby, Chief Executive, Department of Water, Biodiversity Conservation
The Water Regulations and Water Data Transfer Format (PDF - 1.4MB)
David Nicholls, Water Data Section Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (PDF - 4MB)
Tony Boston, Assistant Director, Water Data Services Branch, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Water Resources Information System (PDF - 1KB)
Peter Gigliotti, Assistant Director, Water IT Planning and Development, Bureau of Meteorology The National Water Account and Water Resources Assessments (PDF - 3.8MB)
Dr Grace Mitchell, Manager, Water Accounting, Bureau of Meteorology
Water Forecasting Services (PDF - 2.5MB)
Dr Dasarath Jayasuriya, Assistant Director, Water Forecasting, Bureau of Meteorology
Download Invitation (PDF 947KB)
Canberra
Thursday, 15 October 2009
The importance of water information to national water reform (PDF- 2MB)
Dr James Horne, Australian Water Information Advisory Council
Progress with the Bureau's new water information mission (PDF - 8MB)
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
Enhancement of hydrologic monitoring and data management in the ACT (PDF - 2MB)
Norm Mueller, Manager ACT Consulting, Ecowise Environmental
The Water Regulations and Water Data Transfer Format (PDF- 1MB)
Tony Boston, Assistant Director, Water Data Services, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (PDF - 4MB)
Elizabeth McDonald, Geofabric Project Manager,Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Water Resources Information System (PDF - 1MB)
Dr Robert Argent, AWRIS Project Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The National Water Account and Water Resources Assessments (PDF - 4MB)
Dr Louise Minty, Assistant Director, Water Reporting Services, Bureau of Meteorology
Water Forecasting Services (PDF - 4MB)
Neil Plummer, Manager Extended Hydrological Prediction, Bureau of Meteorology
Download Invitation (PDF 906KB)
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Perth
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
The importance of water information to national water reform (PDF - 2MB)
Kim Taylor, Director General, Department of Water
Progress with the Bureau's new water information mission (PDF - 9MB)
Dr Rob Vertessy, Deputy Director (Water), Bureau of Meteorology
Enhancement of hydrologic monitoring and data management in the WA (PDF - 7MB)
Liz Western, Acting Director Regional Management and Water Information, Department of Water
The Water Regulations and Water Data Transfer Format (PDF - 3MB)
David Nicholls, Water Data Section Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (PDF - 13MB)
Elizabeth McDonald, Geofabric Project Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The Australian Water Resources Information System (PDF - 3KB)
Dr Robert Argent, AWRIS Project Manager, Bureau of Meteorology
The National Water Account and Water Resources Assessments (PDF - 7MB)
Dr Louise Minty, Assistant Director, Water Reporting Services, Bureau of Meteorology
Water Forecasting Services (PDF - 5MB)
Dr Dasarath Jayasuriya, Assistant Director, Water Forecasting, Bureau of Meteorology
Download Invitation (PDF 845KB)

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