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
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.