Water Journal : Water Journal November 2014
14 Industry News WATER NOVEMBER 2014 to highlight the distinctive volcanic Cathedral Rocks formation in Kiama, New South Wales. Geoscience Australia's Top Geoshot photo competition is run annually as the highlight of Earth Science Week. Entries are judged on their creativity and suitability to that year's chosen theme. The winning entries are available on Geoscience Australia's website: www.ga.gov.au/top-geoshot. KEY APPOINTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANCY Key industry professional, Colm Molloy has recently joined global environmental consultancy SLR Consulting Australia in their Sydney of ce. The appointment will allow SLR to strategically utilise Colm's 23 years' experience in senior and executive management. Colm is a chartered engineer with wide experience across the infrastructure and resource sectors, and has proven experience in business leadership, project and operational management, and business development. Colm's expertise covers contaminated site assessment, remediation and redevelopment; waste management and civil engineering; mining services including geology, environmental and tailings management; air quality; environmental management and approvals; foundation engineering; urban redevelopment; and water management. SLR is an international environmental consultancy with over 200 staff in Australia. Globally, SLR employs over 1,000 employees working from 67 of ces in Europe, North America, Australasia, and Africa. It is one of a very few truly international specialist environmental consultancies. TASMANIAN IRRIGATION WINS AWARDS Tasmanian Irrigation has been recognised at this year's Engineers Australia's State awards for engineering excellence. Technical General Manager and Deputy Chief Executive Of cer, Greg Stanford, was named Professional Engineer of the Year for his oversight of all the irrigation schemes being developed in Tasmania, and also won the Award of Merit for outstanding contribution to an engineering project. Tasmanian Irrigation also won the Project Infrastructure category for the Midlands Water Scheme, which has just come into operation. SEWER TECHNOLOGY BRINGS INTERNATIONAL HONOUR FOR UQ-LED RESEARCH TEAM A University of Queensland-led research team that is radically improving sewer design and management has won a prestigious international prize in Portugal. The team's $21 million project, 'Sewer Corrosion and Odour: Putting Science in Sewers', is believed to be the world's largest sewer-related research program. At the World Water Congress in Lisbon in September, the International Water Association awarded the team the 2014 Global Project Innovation Award (Applied Research). UQ Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj, said the group's discoveries had already saved the industry partners several hundred million dollars. Program leader, Professor Zhiguo Yuan, from UQ's Advanced Water Management Centre, said sewerage system corrosion and odour was a huge problem for water utilities globally. "Our research has uncovered a substantial level of new knowledge, highly advantageous tools and innovative technologies to address these problems," Professor Yuan said. Dr Barry Cayford, who completed his PhD at UQ, at work on sewer research.
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