Fifth Annual Water Planners' Forum 2018

Consultation has concluded

"Committed to accreditation: 30 June 2019"


The Fifth Annual Water Planners' Forum (WPF5) will be a one-day event on


Wednesday 23 May 2018 in Canberra


The one-day format for 2018 is in recognition of the time pressures of all stakeholders. There will also be an opportunity for planners to meet with interstate and MDBA colleagues on Tuesday 22 May. The MDBA is very supportive of these meetings, and will ensure meeting rooms are available.

We are excited to announce that WPF5 will be facilitated by Professor Roberta Ryan, Director of the University of Technology Sydney Institute for Public Policy and Governance.

To RSVP for WPF5 please click the 'Event Registration' tab below. Please ensure you register so that we can feed you!


Do you have a burning question you would like answered at the forum?

Submit it via the 'Questions to answer' tab. We will endeavour to get them answered throughout the forum. To help us prioritise, you can indicate your support for other questions by clicking the 'heart' icon on the bottom right of the question box.


The MBDA looks forward to welcoming all delegates to WPF5!


"Committed to accreditation: 30 June 2019"


The Fifth Annual Water Planners' Forum (WPF5) will be a one-day event on


Wednesday 23 May 2018 in Canberra


The one-day format for 2018 is in recognition of the time pressures of all stakeholders. There will also be an opportunity for planners to meet with interstate and MDBA colleagues on Tuesday 22 May. The MDBA is very supportive of these meetings, and will ensure meeting rooms are available.

We are excited to announce that WPF5 will be facilitated by Professor Roberta Ryan, Director of the University of Technology Sydney Institute for Public Policy and Governance.

To RSVP for WPF5 please click the 'Event Registration' tab below. Please ensure you register so that we can feed you!


Do you have a burning question you would like answered at the forum?

Submit it via the 'Questions to answer' tab. We will endeavour to get them answered throughout the forum. To help us prioritise, you can indicate your support for other questions by clicking the 'heart' icon on the bottom right of the question box.


The MBDA looks forward to welcoming all delegates to WPF5!


Consultation has concluded
  • Translating Ngarrindjeri Yannarumi assessments into water resource risk assessment project

    over 1 year ago

    Recent Ngarrindjeri collaborations with Flinders University have supported the emergence of the Ngarrindjeri Yannarumi assessment process that enables health assessments based on Ngarrindjeri principles and philosophies. Flinders University, the SA Department of Environment and the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority are partnering in a new Goyder Research Institute project that seeks to translate Ngarrindjeri Yannarumi assessments into water resource risk assessments. This work looks to address a key Basin Plan requirement for jurisdictions to consider Aboriginal cultural values in water resource risk assessment and may inform broader aspects of NRM.

    Here more about this work from Grant Rigney (Ngarrindjeri Nation) and Lachy...

    Recent Ngarrindjeri collaborations with Flinders University have supported the emergence of the Ngarrindjeri Yannarumi assessment process that enables health assessments based on Ngarrindjeri principles and philosophies. Flinders University, the SA Department of Environment and the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority are partnering in a new Goyder Research Institute project that seeks to translate Ngarrindjeri Yannarumi assessments into water resource risk assessments. This work looks to address a key Basin Plan requirement for jurisdictions to consider Aboriginal cultural values in water resource risk assessment and may inform broader aspects of NRM.

    Here more about this work from Grant Rigney (Ngarrindjeri Nation) and Lachy Sutherland (SA DEW) at WPF5!

  • WaterTalk with Carl Binning, Executive Director, River Partnerships Division, MDBA

    over 1 year ago
  • WPF5 Pre-dinner drinks and dinner

    over 1 year ago
    Cropped the deck

    MDBA will host a dinner at The Deck at Regatta Point on Wednesday 24 May.

    The Deck is located on Barrine Drive in Parkes overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, The National Gallery, Parliament House and the Great Dividing Range. Delegates may walk from the MDBA office in Allara Street (approx. 15 minutes) or take a short cab ride.

    Drinks from 6pm for dinner at 7pm.



    MDBA will host a dinner at The Deck at Regatta Point on Wednesday 24 May.

    The Deck is located on Barrine Drive in Parkes overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, The National Gallery, Parliament House and the Great Dividing Range. Delegates may walk from the MDBA office in Allara Street (approx. 15 minutes) or take a short cab ride.

    Drinks from 6pm for dinner at 7pm.