International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

SA IAH Chapter – Technical Meeting

Tuesday 14 May, 2013

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.

Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 5.30pm

Location: Charles Hawker Centre, Waite Campus, Urrbrae. (opposite gate 2)

Time: Presentation to commence – 6.15pm

Presented by:

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.

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