Victorian Branch – Catchment Management Technical Seminar

On 22 March 2017, World Water Day, the Australian Water Association’s Victorian Branch, in collaboration with the Association’s Catchment Management Specialist Network, held a one day Catchment Management Technical Seminar in Melbourne. Karla attended the seminar, along with 70 delegates from Victoria and further afield.

The theme of the seminar was Catchment management for water quality, and the stated objective of the day was Building understanding between land managers, catchment management authorities and water corporations on how catchment management delivers water quality benefits.

The seminar was broken up into four sessions:
• Session 1:  Policy frameworks for catchment management
• Session 2:  The big picture and the state of the science
• Session 3:  Managing and understanding pathogen risks in catchments
• Session 4:  Practical responses to catchment issues
Whilst it was billed as a Victorian branch event, there were several interstate presenters and delegates which was really good to seek

The presentations were of a high quality and covered a range of contemporary catchment management issues. Initial feedback from delegates was very positive.

Karla is a committee member of the Catchment Management Specialist Network.