“Protecting Environmental Flows in Western US” ICE WaRM seminar 28th January

David Pilz presents “Protecting Environmental Flows in the Western US” a free seminar hosted by ICE WaRM

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) is proud to host David Pilz as the keynote speaker at a free seminar on: “Protecting Environmental Flows in the Western US: A Story about Cowboys, Indians, Fish and Markets”.

David is in South Australia as part of the ICE WaRM Visits and Exchanges Programme.  This presentation is the story of a system of laws and regulations that was born in the “Wild West” but has recently been forced to adapt to and include environmental and other public values.

When: Thursday 28th January, 4:00pm

Where: SA Water Building, VS 1, SA Water Learning Centre, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide

RSVP by 25th January

E: Dthaw@icewarm.com.au
P: 8236 5200

For more details visit  www.icewarm.com.au

Mike Young talks about rights to flood waters

The Institute’s Director, Professor Mike Young was on the front page of today’s Australian, talking about water rights.

The recent floods in NSW have caused over 300 gigalitres of water to enter into the Murray- Darling system providing relief for drought ridden communities and river ecosystems downstream. Who has rights to this water is another matter, it appears that unless 640 gigalitres enters into the system, water will not be released to the lower Murray River. NSW has rights to 640GL before being required to relase water downstream. SA Premier Mike Rann has appealed to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to intervene in this situation to allow SA to receive water from the floods.

To find out more read the article in the Australian here.

Mike Young also appeared on an ABC news story about the water issues to view the video use this link.

Murray river on the Murray Princess