Inc. Technical Meeting Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 5.30pm Agenda 5.30pm – Nibbles and Drinks Meet the Speaker 6:15pm – Presentation Charles Hawker Centre, Waite Campus Presentation to commence – 6.15pm Technical Inputs to Water Allocation Plans Presented by: Steve Barnett and Kumar Savadamuthu Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Contact us HydSoc SA PO Box 6136, Halifax Street Adelaide SA 5000 www.hydsoc.org Location Charles Hawker Centre Waite Road, Urrbrae Opposite to gate 2 Hydrological Society of SA Inc and International Assoc of Hydrogeologists (SA Branch) Technical Meeting Wednesday 22 May 2013 at the Adelaide University Charles Hawker Centre, Waite Rd, Urrbrae PRESENTATION DETAILS Topic: Technical Inputs to Water Allocation Plans (WAPs) The formulation of WAPs requires considerable scientific input to determine the resource capacities (ie sustainable limits for groundwater and surface water use), environmental water requirements, monitoring regimes and appropriate policies to protect the resource and existing users. Kumar Savadamuthu and Steve Barnett (DEWNR) will present the philosophy and technical approaches used to provide these inputs for both surface water and groundwater resources. Speaker: Steve Barnett and Kumar Savadamuthu, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Steve Barnett is Principal Hydrogeologist with DEWNR and has over 30 years experience in the assessment and management of groundwater resources in SA. He has made technical contributions to 10 WAPs over this period. Kumar Savadamuthu is Principal Hydrologist with DEWNR. Trained as a civil engineer, with a Masters in Water Resources & Hydrology, followed by a career (around 20 years, in India, US, Germany and Australia) that has gradually expanded in areas of civil engineering, hydrometry, catchment hydrology, catchment modelling and management and recently into areas water allocation planning & policy.