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2020 Catchment Forum: VIRTUAL

Mar 18, 2020 10:30am to Mar 19, 2020 4:00pm

A two-day forum focused on exploring evidence-based solutions for maintaining healthy catchments in challenging times with a significant focus on bushfire 'Recovery for Resilience'.



The health and wellbeing of our members and guests is our absolute priority. At this time of increasing occurrence of COVID-19 in Australia and the proven efficacy of avoiding travel and large gatherings, the 2020 Catchment Forum has been CHANGED to a FULLY ONLINE event and will NO LONGER be physically held in Brisbane. All registered delegates please check your email accounts for further details.

We appreciate your understanding and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused, however, we know that 2020 Catchment Forum: VIRTUAL will provide registered delegates with a great experience and we look forward to seeing you online!


2020 Catchment Forum: VIRTUAL


SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT! — Our VIRTUAL Forum will be held on 18-19 March 2020, providing you with the same great content around key issues on water catchment management including a significant focus on bushfire 'Recovery for Resilience'.

Designed for catchment managers, water security/resilience managers, environmental engineers and, water and health regulators, the VIRTUAL Forum will give water industry professionals from across the country an opportunity to:

  • hear from leading water industry experts
  • share information
  • connect with like-minded professionals and plan for a more resilient future.


  Date 18 - 19 March 2020
  Start Time Day 1: 10.30 AM (ACDT)
Day 2: 10.30 AM (ACDT)
  Location ONLINE
  Technology Zoom


If you are a rgistered delegate, please refer to email communication for:
  • The VIRTUAL Forum Zoom links so you can participate online next week
  • An updated program with timings adjusted for a national audience and,
  • A digital participant kit link

IF you have not received an email please contact Jessica Burgess 



  • CONNECT FROM ANYWHERE | Delivering the Forum online allows you to join in from home or your office.
  • INVITE YOUR COLLEAGUES | The link to the VIRTUAL Forum will be sent to all registered delegates and you are welcome to share the link within your organisation so your colleagues can participate as well!
  • REVISIT THE EXPERTISE | All of our presentations will be recorded and available for your viewing at the end of the VIRTUAL Forum, so you can revisit it anytime you like

We will also be inviting all registered delegates to come together in Brisbane on 4 August 2020 (the day before our annual Horizon Research Planning event also now scheduled to be held in Brisbane) for an in-person workshop* based on the outcomes of this virtual forum.

*August workshop will be covered by registration fees already paid by registered delegates of the 2020 Catchment Forum.



Our member rate is for WaterRA members only. Not sure if you're a member? Check our member listing here

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All of our expert presenters will be online in real-time for the VIRTUAL Forum to share their presentations and answer your questions.




Dr Fernando L. Rosario-Ortiz

D.Env. Professor and Director, Environmental Engineering

University of Colorado, Boulder, USA




Dr Dan Deere

Water Quality Specialist

Water Futures 



Karla Billington

Catchment Management Consultant






Mike Burch

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The University of Adelaide


Professor Justin Brookes

Head of Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The University of Adelaide


Professor David Hamilton

Deputy Director

Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University






Dr Brooke Swaffer

Manager of Land, Catchments and Recreation

SA Water


Kathy Cinque

Principal Hydrodynamic Modeller

Melbourne Water


Dr Arran Canning

Water Quality Specialist

Water Futures








Ramen Charan

Water Quality Services Manager



Dr Phillip Jordan

Principal Hydrologist



Dr Robert Carr

Chief Executive | eWater

Adjunct Professor University of Victoria









Caitlin Roy

Assistant Director Investigations

Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the































































Cancellation and Refund Timetable

5 or more working days before the event Cancellations will receive a 100% refund
4 or less working days before the event No refunds will be issued however registrations are transferable, refer to name change details in policy


*This event is open to members and affiliated organisations. The event is closed to the general public, press and associated media. WaterRA reserves the right to cancel registrations if registrants are not suited to attend the event based on the event availability. In this case, a full refund of the registration fee will be issued.



Information Summary

Event Type:Forum
From:Mar 18, 2020 10:30am
To:Mar 19, 2020 4:00pm
Availability:Closed event
Event Coordinator:Jessica Burgess
Phone Enquiries:+61 8 7424 2466

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