NEWS BRIEFING: Murray-Darling Lower Lakes Independent Science Review – Findings and Government Response

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The way the Lower Lakes in South Australia are managed is contested. There are differing opinions on their history, how they’re managed and whether anything needs to change. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) initiated an independent review of the relevant science relating to the management of the Lower Lakes in December 2019. The MDBA asked ACSEES – the Advisory Committee on Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences – to manage the review. An independent panel – led by CSIRO – has undertaken the review of the science. They’ve reviewed hundreds of studies, with input from almost 100 technical experts. Join this briefing to hear from the key players

Organisation/s: Australian Science Media Centre, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, CSIRO

Funder: MDBA

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From: Australian Science Media Centre

The way the Lower Lakes in South Australia are managed is hotly contested. There are differing opinions on their history, how they’re managed and whether anything needs to change.

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) initiated an independent review of the relevant science relating to the management of the Lower Lakes in December 2019. The MDBA asked ACSEES – the Advisory Committee on Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences – to manage the review.

An independent panel – led by the CSIRO – has undertaken the review of the science. They’ve reviewed hundreds of studies, with input from almost 100 technical experts. Join this briefing to hear from the key players

Speakers

  • Professor Rob Vertessy, Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Advisory Committee on Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences (ACSEES)
  • Dr Francis Chiew, Chair of the independent review panel and Research Group Leader in Water Resources Assessment and Prediction at the CSIRO
  • Mr Phillip Glyde, Chief Executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority


Video files will be posted here as soon as possible after the event.
For further information, please contact the AusSMC on 08 7120 8666 or email info@smc.org.au.

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