Key speakers at this conference include:
Dr Don Blackmore AMChair, eWater CRC Board
Dr Don Blackmore has chaired the board since the formation of eWater in 2005. He was Chief Executive of the Murray–Darling Basin Commission from 1990 to 2004 and has been Deputy Chair of Land and Water Australia. In 2004, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the environment. Don has advised the World Bank on river basin management. He also chairs the Advisory Council of CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country flagship program and sits on a number of other boards.
Professor Gary JonesChief Executive, eWater CRC
Professor Jones has extensive experience in real-world environment and water management. During 2003-4, he chaired the Living Murray Scientific Reference Panel for the Murray–Darling Basin Commission, which supported the provision of 500 gigalitres of environmental water to the River Murray system, the largest single environmental water decision in Australia’s history. He remains a trusted advisor to Commonwealth and State governments across Australia on matters related to water science and the environment.
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Professor Tony WongDirector & Chief Executive, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
Professor Wong has over 25 years experience in the fields of water resources management in both the rural and urban environment, with a recent focus on the water aspects of Ecologically Sustainable Development, particularly integrated urban water cycle management and Water Sensitive Urban Design. His expertise has been gained through consulting, research, and academia, and he has received a number of industry awards for the projects he has led.
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Dr Robert CarrDeputy Chief Executive, eWater Ltd
Dr Carr manages eWater’s international business development.
He has a bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Queensland (1980), a Masters in the physical modelling of energy dissipaters, and a PhD in surface/groundwater modelling from US-based Iowa State University. He is the recipient of several major awards including Iowa State’s Research Excellence prize, and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1990 to investigate Drainage and Salinity modelling systems in Europe and Israel.
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David WatersApplication Leader, Catchments and Climate, eWater CRC
Senior Hydrologist, Department of Environment and Resource Management (QLD)
David Waters works with the Department of Environment and Resource Management (QLD) and is a member of eWater’s team developing Source for catchments. David currently leads applications of the model across Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef catchments and south-east catchments, as well as in the ACT, Victoria and South Australia. David won the eWater Chairman’s Award for 2009 for his leadership role with the software.