• What water management can learn from traditional fire ecology

    Australian land and water management are shifting to incorporate traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). In an interview with Bradley Moggridge, he talked about how traditional fire ecology has transformed the way that some land is now being managed in Australia. Scientific literature points to ways that TEK can support improved water management, and how this is […]

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  • Synergies between environmental flows and cultural water

    In an interview with Brad Moggridge, Aboriginal water expert, researcher, and advocate, he described the relationship between environmental flows and cultural water  Cultural water is water resources and water conditions informed by First Nations Peoples to sustain and benefit them, improving their spiritual, cultural, environmental, and economic condition. Environmental flows are, more simply, the sources […]

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  • River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri, South Australia

    South Australia’s water industry recognised

    Australian Water Partnership CEO Professor Gary Jones told Water Industry Alliance (WIA) members in Adelaide that the Alliance was recognised for having played a major role in developing the industry over many years and was at the forefront of breaking into international markets. “South Australia’s water industry is recognised as a global leader in areas […]

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  • ​Can Western science validate and acknowledge First Nations Peoples’ traditional knowledge in journals and reports?

    During an interview with Brad Moggridge, the challenges around bridging the gap between traditional knowledge and scientific journals and reports was discussed. Traditional knowledge is composed of a body of evidence that spans generations. It is fundamental, valid knowledge that is used for decision making and environmental management at the community level. However, this knowledge […]

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  • Drought action video | #droughtaction

    This video, directed and shot by Nachiket Pangare (Nash), covers the issue of water scarcity that is looming in many parts of the world. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. With agriculture accounting for over 70% of the world’s water consumption; food production expected […]

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  • ​Relationship-building: a core component of water management

    In an interview, Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics spoke about how relationships are fundamental to good water management. He emphasised the value of listening to others and understanding how people use and engage with water. Chris proposed a ‘red wine theory’ of relationship building. As water managers, it’s helpful to be reminded that water is about our lives […]

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  • Real-world applications of decision support systems

    In an interview with Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics,  decision support systems (DSS) were discussed and how they can help governments and communities with making well-informed decisions for water management. This article looks at the ways that Hydronumerics has used DSS to support its water management work in India. What is DSS and how is it used in watershed management? […]

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  • What is a decision support system?

    An interview with Chris O’Neill from Hydronumerics discussed decision support systems (DSS) and why they can be valuable tools for water management. Many, if not most consultancies, use modelling systems to help inform recommendations and decision-making for water management. This article explores why these tools can be valuable, looking more closely at their successful application. […]

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  • The 2016 Water Scarcity and Drought Summit

    10 October 2016; World Water Congress & Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia

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  • The importance of networks

    Developing relationships and engaging in conversations to build your knowledge, develop your contact base, and improve your effectiveness to address water management challenges Water managers across the globe, by the nature of our profession, face challenges and draw upon our own knowledge and understanding to implement solutions. On a weekly and sometimes daily basis, studies […]

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