Water Journal : Water Journal May 2012
water MAY 2012 37 awa news will focus on the performance, financial sustainability and reform options for local water and sewerage utilities. The program also includes a special panel session on the reform of local water utilities and the way forward in implementing the recommendations of the Local Water Utilities Inquiry. Coupled with practical site visits to Riverina Water Headworks and the end-user suburbs of Glenfield and Lloyd, conference participants will see first-hand how Riverina Water addresses the challenges it faces in balancing the demand for and supply of water in an integrated way. Participants also have the option of attending the Water Directorate Forum or an alternate site visit, which includes a tour of the $12 million effluent system upgrade at Teys Australia's abattoir in Wagga Wagga, and the Bomen Street Industrial Sewage Treatment Facility. The second day of the conference offers a choice of sessions, enabling participants to focus on their specific stream of water management or the chance to learn something new. Sessions include: • Skills, Training and Succession Planning; • Climate Change -- Impacts and Adaptation; and • Stormwater and Drinking Water Quality -- Current Policy Initiatives. Metropolitan and urban councils concerned with water reuse systems, stormwater harvesting and climate change will benefit greatly from these sessions, with several speakers presenting on timely issues such as extreme weather-related events and the impact on water quality, and a pilot study of 11 councils that assesses the effect of climate change on the secure yield and supply of urban water. The host city of Wagga Wagga, located on the Murrumbidgee River, could not be more fitting for the Water Conference, especially with the recent release of the Australian Government's Murray-Darling Basin Plan. It will be interesting to hear from those people and government authorities affected by the plan and how they think Australia's food security and local townships in the Murray-Darling catchment region will be impacted. With an anticipated 250 delegates attending the 2012 Water Conference from NSW and interstate, register now to secure your place: www.lgsa-plus.net. au/www/html/3987-water-management- conference-2012.asp AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference AWA invites you to the 6th Biosolids National Conference combined with the 2nd Source Management National Conference to be held from June 18--20 2012 at the QT Gold Coast. The AWA Biosolids and Source Management Conference allows for knowledge of the treatment process as a whole and influent contaminants that may reduce the outlets for this reuse. This is essential in understanding the whole life cycle of the system and the potential issues that can arise, not only in treatment but disposal. Source management and biosolids go hand-in-hand to achieve an integrated solution and this conference will explore both areas and link them together. Keynotes include Dr John Novak, Virginia Tech (US); Professor Jurg Keller, Director, Advanced Water Management Centre; Bill Barber, AECOM; and Michael Catchpole, Allconnex. The third day will offer the opportunity to engage with your peers in workshops on Biosolids Regulation in Australia or Trade Waste Monitoring Procedures. A technical tour is also available to the Luggage Point WWTP and the Yatala Brewery. For more information visit: www.awa.asn. au/bsmconference or contact awaevents@ awa.asn.au Branch News Western Australia Water Future Forum: Boom or Bust? Management of Water in a World of Extremes, Young Water Professionals' Perspectives Following on from the success of the 2011 inaugural Water Future Forum: Water in Changing Climates, the WA Young Water Professionals are proud to present this year's forum "Boom or Bust: Management of Water in a World of Extremes". This half-day conference, which takes place May 24 at City West Function Centre, Plaistowe Mews, West Perth, will focus on the wide-ranging issues that face the water industry and will include presentations from Western Australian young water professionals. PROFITS THAT LIE HIDDEN IN YOUR PLANT... Call: 1800 207 009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ecocatalysts.com.au At EcoCatalysts, we continually seek new ways to ensure extremely high levels of plant performance and work to supply economic, ef cient and environmentally friendly outcomes. By utilising the power of nature our high performance catalysis technology for wastewater treatment is unparalleled. Call today to see what we can achieve for you.
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