Water Journal : Water Journal September 2012-1
awa news regular features 36 SEPTEMBER 2012 water Branch News Tasmania TasWater 2012 TasWater 2012 commenced with opening addresses from AWA National President Lucia Cade, and keynote speaker Evelyn Rodrigues from WSAA. Both speakers focused on the key themes of "Research and Innovation in the Water Sector". Our members were keen to hear what is going on nationally in terms of collaboration, future initiatives, research and sustainability from the perspective of two key players in the Australia water sector. It was also encouraging that Tasmanian projects and corporations are showcased and included as examples of providing innovative solutions in the water industry across Australia. The remaining sessions focused on the other two themes for the day "Technical Solutions -- Treatment Technologies" and "Disaster Recovery". Ross Young from GHD highlighted GHD as the principal supporter of the Innovation Interchange. Brad Rudsits, also from GHD, discussed issues and solutions associated with assessing and rebuilding water and sewerage infrastructure across Christchurch after three earthquakes in February, June and December 2011. Yogeshwar Gokhale from CH2M HILL summarised the successful upgrade to the Boulder Bay WWTP south of Port Stephens. Ross Luttrell from Southern Water then spoke about their intensive program to install 52,000 water meters in 12 months prior to the commencement of two-part pricing across the state from 1 July 2012. The morning finished with the second keynote speaker, Hydro Tasmania's CEO Roy Adair. Roy highlighted the variety of roles Hydro Tasmania plays in providing and selling power into Tasmania and the mainland grid, and the range of power sources, including water and wind. The afternoon session commenced with Stornoway's General Manager, Tim Gardner's presentation on the six-year development of Stornoway's decentralised water treatment plants for regional communities, followed by Dr Jess Walker's examination of the use of fluid dynamics on assessing and minimising the impacts of biofilms or biofouling on the transfer of water along Hydro Tasmania's extensive system of canals and pipelines. Lance Stapleton discussed the issue of the management of WWTPs that discharge into the Derwent Estuary and Southern Water's approach to the management of perceived impacts on the estuary's ecosystems. Ray Wright from Ben Lomond Water discussed a host of "mini-disasters" that have been inherited or occurred since the formation of Ben Lomond Water. Ray was awarded "Speaker of the Day" for an entertaining yet serious topic. Celebrating 50 years of Service to Australian Industry Specialised Water Treatment Services Acromet (Aust) Pty Ltd provide innovative solutions for a wide range of water quality demands. 14 Winterton Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168 P O Box 1105, Clayton South, Victoria 3169 Ph: (03) 9544 7333 Fax: (03) 9543 6706 Email: email@example.com www.acromet.com.au • Auditing Services • Professional Installation • Authorised Chlorine Training • Reliable and Scheduled Servicing Acromet also offers service and repair of all your chlorination systems, pumps, controllers, analysers and sensors - no matter what make or model. Acromet's extensive experience and proven track record, delivers cost effective solutions to meet client's operational demands. INSTALLATION TRAINING SCAN ME SERVICE AWA Tasmanian President Daryl Polzin presents Ray Wright with his Speaker of the Day prize.
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