Chinese delegation examines Albury water expertise
11 MARCH 2008
Chinese water experts will visit Albury on Friday 14 March to inspect outstanding examples of water conservation. Hosted by Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) and the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre, the four officials will inspect the Wonga Wetlands and the University’s Thurgoona site as examples of successful wetland management and using wetlands to treat waste water in the region. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for Australian scientists to interact, discuss and exchange ideas with Chinese scientists,” said Professor Max Finlayson, ILWS director and internationally renowned wetland ecologist. The wetland project is part of a five year, $25 million Australian government initiative to support and improve policy development in China in environmental protection and natural resource management.