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Proceedings of the 2002 Biennial Lake Eyre Basin Conference

Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum, 2002

BIRDSVILLE, QLD
25-26 OCTOBER 2002

Introduction

The inaugural Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum Biennial Conference was held in Birdsville on 25-26 October 2002. The Conference was held in conjunction with meetings of the Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum, the Cooper Creek and Georgina-Diamantina Catchment Committees, the Lake Eyre Basin Community Advisory Committee and the Lake Eyre Basin Scientific Advisory Panel. A workshop on the ARIDFLO project was also held following the Conference.

The aim of the Conference was to provide the opportunity for members of the Lake Eyre Basin community, scientists, government officials and other parties with an interest in the sustainable management of the Basin to exchange information and views relevant to the implementation of the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement.

The Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement is primarily concerned with the sustainable management of water and related natural resources within the major cross-border river systems of the Basin. The Conference was divided into three themes, each relating to a different aspect of managing the Lake Eyre Basin:

  • Water for Wildlife and Nature Conservation
  • Water for Society and Culture
  • Water for making a Living

These proceedings contain a brief summary of the content and outcomes of the Conference, Workshops and Ministerial Forum Meeting that were held over the two days.