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MDBC Youth River Health Conference

Saturday 1 April 2006

Gary Jones, Wendy Craik (CEO of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission) and Sarah Ryan (CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country) formed an expert panel at the Canberra MDBC Youth River Health Conference on 5 June.

Gary Jones, Wendy Craik (CEO of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission) and Sarah Ryan (CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country) formed an expert panel at the Canberra MDBC Youth River Health Conference on 5 June.

An audience of about 250 school students from Years 5 -11 quizzed the panel about the effects of climate change on river health. They had some interesting and innovative ideas to put forward, making the hour, and the lunchtime conversations with the students afterwards, stimulating and fun.

Evan Harrison, one of the eWater CRC PhD students, was one of the team at Lake Ginninderra helping the students learn aspects of practical river health on 6 June, day 2 of the conference.