Water Journal : Current Feb 2016
www.awa.asn.au 72 SPOTLIGHT ON THE ROLE OF WATER IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Speakers at Ozwater'16 will cover the widest range of topics ever addressed at the event, with eight separate streams to ensure vital knowledge-sharing on all the big issues and opportunities in water. Ozwater'16 will also feature a heavier emphasis on case studies than in previous years, allowing organisations to showcase more project-based expertise. Liveable and Sustainable Cities of the Future is the key theme of the conference, with more than 30 sessions exploring the topic. Among the issues being addressed are tools and benchmarking for water sensitive urban design, integrated water solutions, stormwater management, waterways and open space, and flood resilience and management. The liveable and sustainable future stream will also put the spotlight on low-carbon planning, resource recovery and waste-to-energy technology, and climate resilience and adaptation. Green concerns will also be explored in the Sustainable Industries stream, which will delve into innovation and efficiency in dairy processing and mining, as well as efforts to develop the north of Australia. The Water for Rural, Remote and Regional Communities stream, meanwhile, will cast a magnifying glass on water treatment and management issues, as well as exploring success stories in rural and remote areas. In order to better serve water managers, a new theme of Contemporary Management has been added to this year's line-up, to give in-depth insights on innovation, change management, behavioural change and more, drawing on examples from some of the country's most successful utilities. A Customers and Community theme has also been included. And as always, Operations and Asset Management remains a major theme. Topics to be explored this year include: ■ sludge management, ■ treatment optimisation and efficiency in wastewater, ■ modelling, ■ recycled water, ■ asset optimisation and efficiency in water, ■ pumps, ■ pipe assets, ■ data management and decision support tools, ■ desalination, ■ innovation, ■ failures and lessons learnt, ■ sewage treatment and optimisation, and ■ distribution systems. A stream has also been dedicated to Governance, Regulation and Structure.
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