Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy - 3rd Forum Agenda
Perspectives from the Developed and Developing World
Canberra, Australia, October 7-11, 2002
DAY ONE - Monday, October 7th Pre-Forum Field Trip
0800 Depart Canberra for Murray-Darling Field Trip.
0950 Tour Yarrawonga weir.
1045 Depart for Merrigum.
1215 Arrive at Merrigum, tour of Corboy Fresh Fruit produce.
1345 Depart for Dhanya Centre.
1445 Traditional welcome by an Aboriginal elder at Dhanya Centre.
1530 Depart for the Barmah Forest/Barmah Choke.
1600 Depart for Corowa.
1650 Stop-over at Numurkah, short walk by a catchment Management Authority.
1930 Arrive at the Canberra Airport, return to Hotel.
DAY TWO - Tuesday, October 8th
0800 Welcoming Remarks - The Honorable Senator Margaret Reid, Senator for the ACT and Immediate past President of the Australian Senate
0815 Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Richard Atkinson, President, University of California
0845 Keynote Address: "World Water Supplies: Are They Adequate?" Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director General, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka
0930 Keynote Address: "The Australian Water Experience: Some Ways Forward" Professor Peter Cullen, Director, Centre for Freshwater Ecology, Canberra
SESSION 1 - Integrated River Basin Management
(Moderator: Dr. Henry Vaux)
1030 Introductory Remarks
1040 The Mekong River Basin: Lessons from Integration, Efforts, and Trends Dr. Prachoom Chomchai, Mekong Development Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand
1100 Spain's Ebro Delta - Professor Josep Doltz, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.
1120 Managing River Systems: The Murray-Darling Experience Mr. Don Blackmore, Chief Executive, Murray-Darling Basin Commission
1230 Round Table Discussion led by Dr. Graham Harris, CSIRO
SESSION 2 - Obtaining Integrated Stakeholder Input
(Moderator: Dr. John Pigram)
1345 Community Participation -Learnings From the Murray-Darling Basin Experience Mrs. Leith Boully, Director, Land and Water, Australia; Chair; Community Advisory Committee, Murray-Darling Basin Commission
1405 Stakeholder Consultations in Irrigation Reforms: The Case of Andhra Pradesh, India -Mr.]. Raymond Peter, Executive Director; International Network on Participatory Irrigation Management, Washington, D.C.
1425 Shared Watercourses in the Southern African Development Community Mr. Salman M.A. Salman, World Bank, Washington. D.C.
1440 Round Table Discussion led by Dr. Peter Mollinga
SESSION 3 - Innovations in Salinity Management
(Moderator: Dr. Mordechai Shechter)
1600 Innovations in Salinity Management in Australia Mr. Kevin Goss, Murray-Darling Basin Commission
1620 The Nile Basin Experience Dr. Abdel Fattah Metawie, Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources, Egypt1635 Transition
(Moderator: Mr. Fred Cannon)
Studies, CSIRO Land and Water; Adelaide
(Moderator: Dr. Alberto Garrido)
1100 Public and Private Opinions in Australian Water Management Mr. Paul Perkins, Australian Capital Territory Electricity and Water Corporation
Sinclair Knight Merz, Melboume