Water Journal : Water Journal May 2015
21 AWA News MAY 2015 WAter ANZ to spoNsor AWA’s iNterNAtioNAl progrAms iN AsiA ANZ has agreed to sponsor AWA’s international programs in Asia. AWA will work closely with the extensive ANZ banking resources in Vietnam, Indonesia and India – three markets that offer considerable opportunity for the Australian water sector and countries where ANZ has a well established banking network. The ANZ sponsorship will enhance AWA’s efforts to connect the Australian and international water sectors through trade events, delegations, exhibitions, inbound visits and exchanges of water professionals. The initial focus will be in Vietnam through sponsorship of workshops, inward visits to Australia and Australian participation in Vietnam’s major international water and wastewater industry event, Vietwater 2015, from 25–27 November. The sponsorship will include support for events in Jakarta, visits by Indonesian PDAMs to view Australian water sites, participation in a water exhibition in Chennai in India in early 2016, and then in mid-2016 exhibiting at Singapore Water Week. The aim of the sponsorship is to improve the management of water in these regions, with a particular focus on improving governance and regulation and enabling financing opportunities and public-private partnerships. tHe NeW Asset mANAgemeNt pArADigm – DoiNg more WitH less Our growing population, ageing infrastructure and tighter budgets have caused a substantial shift in asset management strategies, yielding innovative solutions to squeeze the assets. We demand more and more of our assets with a decreasing pool of resources available to maintain them. Join us at a special seminar on 16 June at the Deloitte offices in Bourke St, Melbourne, where along with speakers working in this challenging area we explore various approaches from the water industry and beyond, covering a topics from optimisation and monitoring to changes in work culture and outsourcing. Please visit the AWA website and go to the Events tab to register. prACtiCAl mANAgemeNt oF memBrANes iN A DriNKiNg WAter treAtmeNt plANt This Technical Training Course will allow participants to gain experience and practical advice from those who have spent time at a plant, and who have been specifically tasked with dealing with normal operations and occasional stuff-ups. Routine procedures such as backwashing of filters and removing fouling may sound straightforward in theory, but when a power surge unexpectedly interrupts a backwash, or strange fibrous material refuses to dislodge from a membrane, trouble-shooting skills are required. This workshop is an opportunity for technical and other professionals working in membrane drinking water treatment plants to hear about dealing with problems that disrupt operations and affect production. To register please go to the AWA website and click on the Events tab. YWp CArNegie WAVe eNergY toUr Young Water Professionals invite you to attend a tour of the first complete grid-connected CETO system in the world, and the only wave project to produce both power and freshwater. The tour will take place 30 May 2015 at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, Perth. Edoardo Sommacal, Business Development Manager at Carnegie Wave Energy, will take participants on a tour of the power and desalination facilities on Garden Island, and explain the wave energy desalination process that provides power and freshwater to the Australian Department of Defence’s largest naval base, HMAS Stirling. Participants are invited to have lunch together at Little Creatures Brewery after the tour for networking. Please go to the AWA website and click on the Events tab for more information. BrANCH NeWs NeW soUtH WAles Water Industry Careers nIghts The NSW YWPs recently organised a series of Water Industry Careers Nights across five university campuses. They were held at the University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Western Sydney Kingswood, and for the first time at the University of Sydney and University of Wollongong, from Thursday 19 March to Tuesday 14 April. The events were free for students and proudly sponsored by Sydney Water. Their purpose was to give students an insight into the water sector and potential job opportunities that exist within the industry. Over 150 students had the opportunity to listen to YWP presenters from a variety of backgrounds talk about their career paths and tips for success. Feedback received indicated that students were happy with their decision to attend and left more informed about the sector. The YWP committee would like to extend their thanks to the YWP presenters who gave up their time to speak and the student volunteers for helping to set up at the various campuses. WesterN AUstrAliA FOOd 4 thOught: a BreaKFast WIth the MInIster Join AWA for breakfast with the WA Minister for Water, the Hon. Mia Davies MLA on 20 May 2015 at The Hyatt in Perth. This event has been very successful in recent years, attracting over 180 guests with previous speakers such as Hon. Dr Geoff Gallop, Hon. John Kobelke; Hon. Dr Graham Jacobs, Sue Murphy, Maree De Lacey and Hon Bill Marion. Registration details can be found at www.awa.asn.au/Events, or for any enquiries please contact Siobhan Jennings at wabranch@ awa.asn.au.
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Water Journal June 2015