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Webinar: Governance of Water Scarcity in the Murray-Darling Basin

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Implications for Increasing Use of Earth Observation Technologies

Speaker: Alex Baumber, University of Technology Sydney

Venue: On-line – zoom platform – Tuesday, November 17 – 9:00 – 10:00am (CET)

The European Horizon 2020 program has funded a research and innovation project to boost the use of satellite data from the Copernicus programme in Australian agricultural system. Alex Baumber has held a very interesting webinar on the topic “governance of water scarcity in the MDB” which is very relevant for COALA project.

The webinar is based on a report developed within the Work Package 6. The webinar is divided into 3 main parts:

1) The key mechanisms by which Australia manages water scarcity, considering state and governments responsible for water licensing and trade rules;
2) The elements of the current legal and institutional framework at all governance levels that facilitate or hinder the use of innovative Earth Observation (EO) technologies; and
3) Aspects of the current legal and institutional frameworks that could be targeted for future reform to facilitate greater use of EO technologies and smooth articulation with other water management bodies.

Dr Alex Baumber
Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation
Alex has a variety of teaching and research interests around environmental management, rural land use sustainability and innovation. He teaches subjects on creative intelligence and complexity and has previously taught on environmental management, sustainable engineering and renewable energy policy.