Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2018 | International Convention Centre, Sydney

Dr Amgad Elmahdi

Head of Water Resources Section, Bureau of Meteorology

Dr Amgad Elmahdi

Head of Water Resources Section, Bureau of Meteorology

Dr Amgad Elmahdi is the Head of Water Resources Section at the Bureau of Meteorology, with 22 years experiences in hydrology, water and natural resources management and water information management. Dr. Elmahdi has a wide experience, encompass operation, research, academic, and teaching on various aspects of integrated water resource and natural resources management. Currently, he is leading a multi-disciplinary teams/units responsible for delivering high profile organisational objectives [1) Water resources modelling,2) Groundwater,3) urban Water, and 4) Water Analysis] to provide water information services across Australia using data collected by about 200 water management agencies and utilities. These services are a key element of water reforms to provide secure access to water, to address over allocation, and to provide efficient allocation of water through water markets, pricing and other means. He is also a recognized International Water and Natural Resources Management Consultants. Dr. Elmahdi had been involved in several projects and feasibility studies for land and water management projects in many countries Egypt, Afghanistan, China and Australia.

Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney – Room E5.2 – E5.3

When: Day 2 – Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8.30 – 10.30

Abstract Outline: The Bureau of Meteorology invites you to tell us how modern weather, climate and water data could improve irrigation planning and scheduling. The Bureau of Meteorology has a long history of providing trusted, reliable and responsive weather and climatological information to agriculture, all day, every day – and continually seeks to improve its services.
Higher resolution weather models, hybrid products (linking radar, satellites and models), on farm sensors, the Australian Landscape Water Balance system (providing evapotranspiration, soil moisture, drainage and runoff data) and the new dynamic seasonal forecasting system (ACCESS-S) present many new possibilities for better supporting agriculture. Your insights can help us to tailor data, information or products that are most useful to the irrigation industry.
In this workshop, we will briefly present the current state of data and information from the Bureau that could potentially be used to support irrigation decision making: from infrastructure investment and seasonal planting decisions to daily pumping decisions. We ask participants to contribute with their ideas of which data they need, when they need it and in what format they would like it. We welcome participants from all parts of the irrigation industry, from water users and operators, to consultants, suppliers, manufacturers and government.

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