MDBA Webinar Series to deep dive into Basin water topics

MDBA Webinar Series to deep dive into Basin water topics

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is launching a new webinar series in March to give the community an opportunity to learn more about water management in the Murray-Darling and ask questions of the MDBA team.

MDBA chief executive, Phillip Glyde, said the MDBA Webinar Series would deep dive into a range of water-related topics of interest to Basin communities.

"Water management is complex and understandably communities and water users want to know more about river management and the issues that impact them," Mr Glyde said.

"Our webinar series will run regularly throughout the year and previous episodes will be available to watch online afterwards."

The first webinar on Tuesday, March 9 (10-11.30am AEDT) 'Capacity issues - Managing delivery risks in the River Murray' will look at changes in water use through the River Murray over the past 25 years and how that has influenced delivery risks, in particular between the Barmah Choke and the South Australian border.

This includes changes associated with new horticulture developments in the Sunraysia, water for the environment and intervalley trade. It will also bust a few myths relating to growth in water demand, increased summer demands and how environmental water is being used.

You can also learn more about the recently released independent research which found a volume of sand in the Barmah Choke is reducing capacity through this important part of the Murray River.

The webinar will be led by the MDBA's head of river management Andrew Reynolds with support from Joe Davis and Ben Dyer.

"This is your opportunity to get an inside view of how the river is run and the complex issues we're managing, and put your question to our river operations team," Mr Glyde said.