Burdekin Shire to host 2016 Darcy Lecture in Groundwater Sciences

Burdekin community groups and residents interested in groundwater science are invited to attend the 2016 Darcy Lecture in Groundwater Science this week.

Dr Ty Ferré, from the University of Arizona, will present his lecture Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the relationship between Data, Models and Decision-making at Council’s John Hy Peake Room on Friday, August 26, from 11am until midday.

Burdekin Shire Mayor and Burdekin Water Futures Chairperson Lyn McLaughlin said the event would offer people the chance to learn about how underground water was monitored.

“There are detailed models that are used by agencies to make decisions on water allocation and there are often competing priorities such as irrigation and residential supply,” she said.

“Dr Ferré will explain how to use these models to support decisions during times of supply uncertainty.

“He also will tell of recent developments in hydrogeologic monitoring networks and how focusing hydrologic analysis can improve decisions made about the use of underground water.

“This is a free event, but we ask people to register their interest for catering purposes as there will be a light lunch supplied after the lecture.”

To register your attendance, please call Council on 4783 9800.

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