Friday, 30 January 2015

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Lloyd T. Evans Growth Facility at IRRI

On Tuesday (27 January 2015), ACIAR’s own Cecilia Honrado attended a special groundbreaking ceremony in the Philippines for the International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) new state-of-the-art facility— the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility. The facility is being built at IRRI headquarters in Los BaƱos with funding from the Australian Government through ACIAR.

Source: IRRI

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

India Water Week 2015

This week (13 – 17 January 2015) celebrates India Water Week—a time to reflect on the conservation and utilisation of water resources in a resource-constrained world. Australia is proud to be a partner country in this important campaign in raising awareness and sharing knowledge of Earth’s precious resource. Australian representatives are co-chairing and speaking at various events throughout the week. Australia has a strong track record of water research and management, allowing us the opportunity to share our findings to benefit those around the world. One example is Australia’s expertise in river basin management and development of the SOURCE model (created by e-water) to simulate all aspects of water resource systems to support integrated planning, operations and governance from urban, catchment and river basin scales including human ecological influences.

Source: India Water Week website http://www.indiawaterweek.in