CONFERENCE: Water Resources Law Conference
The Western Australian Minister for Water announced on 13 March 2015 that the State Government is proceeding to draft a Water Resources Management Bill along the lines of the 2013 position paper: 'Securing Western Australia's Water Future'.
The Department of Water says that community input has helped shape the proposed reforms and the Government has committed to ongoing stakeholder input to assist the adoption of the new legislation to suit Western Australia.
What will that Bill look like? How will it provide for adaptation to the incipient and anticipated effects of climate change on securing water for our environment and consumptive uses? How will it allocate new water rights under the "Water for Food" and "Water for Growth" programs? How will it address pressures on urban water supply and a rapidly increasing interest in waste water as a resource? How will it provide for the management of the cumulative impacts of resources projects underway from the mining investment boom? Will it address the concerns in some sections of the community about the potential impacts of shale gas fracking?
This conference will seek the answers to these and other questions of water resources law reform in Western Australia, with comparative international and national insights. The Hon Mia Davies, MLA, BMM, The Minister for Water, Western Australia, will open the conference.
The speakers include national and international legal experts, senior officers of the Department of Water, representatives of the various sectors of water users and environment, and leading technical consultants. The registration fees are reasonable, with some discounts available.
- Locations of venues on the Crawley and Nedlands campuses are
available via the Campus Maps website.
- Download this event as:
Mail this event: