Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


Personal tools

UQ seminar detects key water role for minerals industry

The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland will be hosting a PhD candidate’s research proposal on the minerals industry and water allocation issues on February 20.

The institute’s PhD candidate Andre Rocci will present his PhD research proposal topic: Water allocation and trade-off framework in response to adaptive and integrated water resources management.

Mr Rocci’s study will investigate water availability and demand in sub-catchments of the Fitzroy River Basin that overlap with the Bowen Geological Basin.

He said the research would highlight the importance of Adaptive Management, a process that can assist to deal with uncertainties in the dynamics of physical and socio-economic systems as they evolve and change.

This assessment will be supported by the use of Water MinerTM and other secondary data found in the literature and governmental databases. Data on natural water availability from the points of water take and also water demand from each water user will be assessed and plotted in an evaluation graphic to understand the current water use/allocation scenario.

The PhD Confirmation Of Candidature Seminar will take place on 20 February 2012 from 2.30pm at the Sustainable Mineral Institute Building 47-A, Level 7, Visualization Lab, UQ St Lucia Campus.

For more information visit the SMI website at


IWC Masters Scholarships



Personal tools