University of Melbourne : Pursuit 2014
Smart flow control gates in China (below left) and Australia (right and bottom) save water at the source. SouthernRuralWater/Rubicon/UniversityofMelbourne The Australia–China Joint Research Centre on River Basin Management, launched in May 2013 and co-funded by the Chinese and Australian governments, will contribute to this effort by sharing experience, technologies and research projects to help both countries address national priorities for water resources management. “This is about taking the skills that we have in Australia to a place where it can have the biggest impact,” says Scales. The centre evolved out of the connections that developed over seven years between researchers at the University of Melbourne and scientists across China. Professor Bojie Fu, one of the centre’s co-founders and a Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, notes that “by building strong links and networks through staff and student exchange, and mutual research endeavour, we can help each other optimise our water management”.
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