CWI at the 2nd AACS Australian Cotton Research Conference

Posted 18 September 2015

Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre students recently showcased their research findings at the 2nd Australian Cotton Research Conference in Toowoomba Queensland on 8-10 September 2015.

Hosted by the Association of Australian Cotton Scientists (AACS), Toowoomba was a natural location for the conference, being close to major Qld and NSW cotton growing districts, and many universities engaged in research related to the industry.

CWI researchers have a long history of investigating rural groundwater management, particularly associated with the cotton industry, and our undergraduate and graduate students are continuing this tradition.

Calvin Li, Charlotte Iverach, Mark Hocking and Muklis Mah presented their findings with great confidence, and all received complimentary feedback on the quality of their presentations and research. They presented on day two in the Natural Resource Management session, chaired by Jane Trindall. More than 40 people attended this well-moderated and engaging session.

The titles of their presentations were:

Calvin Li, Martin Andersen, Bryce Kelly, Gabriel Rau and Andrew McCallum -
The decline and rise of groundwater levels in the Maules Creek Catchment (Upper Namoi): implications for water resource management

Charlotte Iverach, Dioni Cendón, Stuart Hankin, David Lowry, Rebecca Fisher, James France, Euan Nisbet, Andy Baker and Bryce Kelly -
Detecting connectivity between an overlying aquifer and a coal seam gas resource using methane isotopes, dissolved organic carbon and tritium

Mark Hocking, Craig Beverly and Bryce Kelly -
Quantifying the Potential Impact of Abandoned Exploration Wells on Groundwater

Mukhlis Mah and Bryce Kelly -
Impulse Response Groundwater Model of Western Border Rivers Catchment

CWI team at the 2nd AACS 2015 Australian Cotton Research Conference
The CWI team at the 2nd AACS 2015 Australian Cotton Research Conference. From left to right, Calvin Li, Charlotte Iverach, Bryce Kelly, Mark Hocking and Mukhlis Mah. Photo Courtesy: Melanie Jenson (Freelance Journalism & Photography, Moree).


Full copies of the abstracts are available in the conference booklet, which can be downloaded from: http://www.cottonresearch.org/Program/Conference_Booklet

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