|Monday, May 31|
Environmental Flows: Australian Water Reforms, Climate Change and Lessons for Canada
* Angela Arthington, TBC, Canada
Australia is a land of drought and flooding rains and our freshwater resources do not match population geography. Consequently we have impounded many rivers and maniulated their flow regimes, degrading ecological processes and threatening bidiversity along the way. This presentation covers the early history of our efforts to assess and provide environmental flows, and the ecological crises that drove our water reforms. The Murray-Darling Basin, our largest and most complex, is the focus of discusion around environmental flow management, climate change and our responses to the threat of drier conditions. I close with comments on lessons for Canada, and thoughts on how Australia can learn from Canadian experences.
Comment la gestion des eaux à l'échelle internationale fonctionne et le partage des informations entre Parties pour assurer la gestion
* Pete Johnson, Conseil régional de lEntente sur les ressources en eaux durables du bassin des Grands Lacs et du fleuve Saint-Laurent, Canada
Le travail du SIE, ex. programme pour étudiants
* Sarah Dousse, Secrétariat international de leau, Canada