Water Journal : Water Journal November 2012-1
regular features 22 NOVEMBER 2012 water Jeff Foley Named Adjunct Professor at UWA Dr Jeff Foley, GHD’s Manager for Integrated Water Systems in Western Australia has been named Adjunct Professor by The University of Western Australia (UWA) within the School of Environmental Systems Engineering for the next three years. UWA awarded Dr Foley this title as formal recognition of his significant contribution to the work and activities of the University. Jeff holds more than 11 years’ experience in the areas of wastewater treatment and recycling, odour control, life cycle assessment and greenhouse gas emissions. His involvement in projects has ranged from concept design and process modelling, through to detailed design, construction, commissioning and process optimisation. For the past five years, Jeff has acted as the principal technical advisor to the Water Services Association of Australia, in their negotiations with the Department of Climate Change on industry concerns regarding measurement and liability issues under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme and the associated Clean Energy Futures legislation. Speaking of the honour, Jeff comments, “This recognition allows me to be involved with selected UWA research projects, particularly through the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. In addition, I’ll be able to occasionally deliver guest lectures – particularly in subjects on wastewater treatment, life cycle assessment and greenhouse gas emissions. “Furthermore, I see it as an opportunity to strengthen the ties between UWA, GHD and students.” Food and Water Security Tightly Linked At World Water Week in Stockholm, The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) explored solutions to water scarcity. Water scarcity affects one in three people on every continent of the globe and the situation is getting worse as needs for water rise along with population growth, urbanisation and increases in household and industrial uses. IFAD joined experts from the scientific, business, policy and civic communities in Stockholm from 26–31 August to address how to reverse this impinging problem while ensuring the world’s food security. The theme comes at a time when global food security is unstable. Fluctuating energy prices, poor harvests and rising demand from a growing population have all increased food prices. In the past few months, severe droughts have been reported, from the United States to the Sahel region in Africa. These further exacerbate the problem as they reduce global food supply due to reductions in irrigated agricultural production, which represents 40 per cent of the world’s food demand. Nowhere is the link between food and water security more evident than in the Near East and North Africa region, which is home to five per cent of the world’s population, but only one per cent of the global available freshwater resources, which restricts the potential for domestic food production in the region. industry news Contact a Hach Pacific office near you for direct order and sales support: AUS: 1300 887 735 NZ: 0800 50 55 66 www.hachpacific.com Innovative Process Instrumentation Integrated Lab Solutions and Chemistries Expert Support Dependable Service Products. Support. Expertise. When you buy direct from Hach Pacific you will receive access to the largest offering of the highest quality lab and process water analytics as well as outstanding service and application support. Hach is your trusted partner in water analysis.
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