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Posted 9 February 2017
Dr Halloran delivers his keynote address at the WIS Forum
The event, held on the 24-26 of January at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, was organised by the Federation of Thai Industries in honour of the late King Bhumibol.
Day Two of the conference was dedicated to international water management issues and also included talks by representatives from the Netherlands and Israel.
Landon’s invited keynote address, entitled Groundwater management in Australia: a research perspective, kicked off the day. The talk introduced the wide-ranging water research capabilities of the UNSW Global Water Institute to the Thai audience and provided a background on fundamental water issues in Australia. Several examples of cutting-edge groundwater research from the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre were also presented, including passive methods to evaluate aquifer confinement and subsidence risk, investigations into the connectivity of CSG and groundwater using isotopes, and temperature-based tools for evaluating groundwater-surface water interactions and the vadose zone.
While in Bangkok, Landon also met with hydrogeologists and groundwater researchers at government departments and leading Thai universities to learn about current groundwater challenges in Thailand and establish collaborative partnerships.
Dr Wendy Timms was recently appointed to the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC).
Contributions from the CWI team feature in a new open access book that is among the first to cover hydrogeology, sustainable development, water policy, governance, and management.
Outcomes of the recent meeting of water law specialists hosted by the UNSW Faculty of Law and the Connected Waters Research Initiative Research Centre (CWI) have been brought together in a special issue of Environmental Planning and Law Journal (EPLJ).