Water Journal : Water Journal August 2012
awa news regular features 34 AUGUST 2012 water Branch News Australian Capital Territory Water Leaders Dinner The ACT Branch and dinner partner ActewWater will be celebrating the coming of spring with the ACT Water Leaders dinner in September. We would like to extend an invitation to you, your friends and colleague to join us for an evening of fine food, wine and entertainment at a gathering of ACT business, industry and community leaders, on Thursday 6 September at the Boathouse by the Lake. Geoff Leeper, Deputy Secretary, National Disaster Recovery Taskforce, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, will be guest speaker. Nominations for ACT Branch Awards Now Open The ACT Water Industry Awards are now an annual part of the ACT Branch's program and have been developed to promote the outstanding work achieved by individuals and organisations in the water sector; as well as to promote water and environmental sciences as a career choice through the student category awards. For more information please visit our website www.awa.asn.au New South Wales Call for Papers for NSW Regional Conference Droughts, floods and government reviews are just a few of the challenges that have faced regional water utilities over the last few years. This year's AWA NSW Regional Conference is being held at the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour on Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 October 2012. the conference will bring stakeholders together to analyse the competing demands of the regional situation and to celebrate some of the accomplishments of the last year. To this end, the conference will focus on the challenges and achievements of the regional water industry. Several keynote speakers will set the scene and this will be a great opportunity for practitioners from both small and large organisations to share information and gain confidence in pathways to meet the challenges ahead. For more information please contact the Branch Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org Nominations for NSW Branch Awards Now Open The NSW Branch Awards are an opportunity for individuals and organisations, whether or not they are AWA members, to be recognised for innovation and excellence in the technology, business and delivery of their water industry projects. For more information please visit our website www.awa.asn.au. Northern Territory AWA and Engineers Australia Technical Tour On Thursday 21 June 2012, over 30 engineering and technical people from local and Territory government, local consultancies and private business attended the combined AWA and Engineers Australia Technical Tour at the Alice Springs Dissolved Air Flotation Plant (DAF). The Dissolved Air Flotation recycled water treatment process has been operating since 2008 at the Alice Springs wastewater treatment plant. Power and Water's (PWC) Water Services staff Abdul Basit Bashir, Billy Flanagan, Lewis Manners and Mark Wiltshire provided an enthusiastic explanation about the fate of the 8ML of wastewater received each day on the 50-hectare site and the treatment process required for recycling water south of Alice Springs. Alice Springs is topographically divided by the MacDonnell Ranges and wastewater use from the site has been limited in the past to nearby grazing areas adjacent to the showgrounds in the southern part of Alice Springs. Options for increasing the use of recycled water will require improving the treatment process and developing a reticulated recycled water supply that meets the health standards for unrestricted irrigation. The improved treatment process and network would provide recycled water for caravan parks, waste transfer stations, ovals, recreational areas and roadside enhancement, thereby improving the long-term sustainability of Alice Springs' drinking water supply.
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