Event

New technologies for tackling Australia’s biggest water management challenges

Drought, flooding rains and blooming fish kills

Event details

Date
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Time:

5.15pm

Location

Common Room, University House, ANU
Address: 1 Balmain Cres, Acton

Registration and enquiries:

No registration required for the presentation
Cost for dinner $40 per person
Please call University House ANU
Shruti Bhatnagar (02 6125 4692) or Julianne Strache (02 6125 5269)

Robin Stanton FTSE
robin.stanton@anu.edu.au
02 6125 2504

Amelia Ingrisciano
The Academy Events Coordinator
03 9864 0919
events@applied.org.au

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Australia is a land of extremes, and dealing with these, across enormous areas is a huge challenge for our nation’s water managers. This presentation will explore some of the new tools and technologies that are giving our water managers an unprecedented level of information about the location, volume, use and risks associated with water in the Australian landscape.

It will discuss drought, water quality and flood mapping from satellite, airborne geophysics techniques being applied to understand groundwater and how machine learning and big data can help us provide information to allow better management of our water resources.

Dr. Stuart Minchin is currently the Chief of the Environmental Geoscience Division of Geoscience Australia

Dr. Stuart Minchin is currently the Chief of the Environmental Geoscience Division of Geoscience Australia. The Environmental Geoscience Division (~200 staff) includes the National Earth and Marine Observations, National Geospatial Information, and Groundwater Branches.

The Environmental Geoscience Division of Geoscience Australia is the centre of expertise in the Australian Government for environmental earth science issues and the custodian of national environmental geoscience data, information and knowledge. He has an extensive background in the management and modelling of environmental data and the online delivery of data, modelling and reporting tools for improved natural resource management.

Stuart represents Australia in key international forums and is Australia’s Principal Delegate to both the UN Global Geospatial Information Management Group of Experts (UNGGIM) and the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO). He also currently serves on the Editorial Board of the international Journal “Ecological Indicators”.