Connecting communities, industries and ideas at River reflections 2022


Tickets are now on sale for the second annual River reflections regional water conference, taking place on 1 and 2 June 2022 in Mildura, Victoria.

River reflections provides the space and time for the diverse communities of the Murray-Darling Basin to come together to listen and learn from one another. The first conference was held in Griffith in June 2021.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority acting Chief Executive Andrew Reynolds said regional communities had lived and worked with the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin for generations and held vital knowledge and experience.

“The conference is a chance to connect Basin communities, industries and ideas,” Mr Reynolds said.

“It provides an opportunity for diverse communities to come together and learn from each other.

“People of the Murray-Darling Basin rely on a healthy, productive river system to sustain their lives and livelihoods, and water management in the Basin relies on a partnership between governments, industries and communities.”

The 2022 conference will see a wide range of national and local speakers sharing their insights and perspectives on challenges and innovations, community resilience, and river and ecosystem health.

The program includes a combination of on-the-ground tours, conference presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions.

Acclaimed demographer Simon Kuestenmacher will give an address on day 1, sharing insights on the macro trends created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts and opportunities for Basin communities. On day 2, the MDBA Chair, Sir Angus Houston, will speak on the future of the Basin and the knowledge needed to support industries, communities and the environment for the long term.

Hosted by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, the conference is taking place at The Grand Hotel in Mildura, Victoria on Wednesday, 1 June and Thursday, 2 June 2022. Tickets are $100 each (plus $6.59 booking fee) to attend in-person, including the conference dinner on Wednesday night, or you can register to attend most sessions virtually via live streaming at no cost.

The MDBA developed the program with members of the Mildura community and surrounding regions.

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