Water Journal : Water Journal April 2012
waterJournal of the Australian Water Association ISSN 0310-0367 Volume 39 No 2 April 2012 contents REGULAR FEATURES From the AWA President There Is No 'Planet B' Lucia Cade 4 From the AWA Chief Executive It's Raining, It's Pouring... Tom Mollenkopf 5 My Point of View 50 Years of Progress Ross Young 6 Crosscurrent 10 Industry News 26 AWA Young Water Professionals Mike Dixon 44 AWA News 46 Opinion Doing More With Less Cindy Wallis-Lage 62 SPECIAL FEATURES Ozwater'12 Conference & Exhibition: Sneak Preview 58 Water Corporation's Twinning Project A winning partnership with PDAM Kabupaten Bogor Water Ann Hinchliffe 66 Australia's Groundwater: The Nation's Buried Treasure Overview of groundwater management National Centre for Groundwater Research & Training 68 Smarter Systems Procurement Understanding CIS and billing systems 75 Smart Metering Fact Sheet 80 AWA CONTACT DETAILS Australian Water Association ABN 78 096 035 773 Level 6, 655 Pacific Hwy, PO Box 222, St Leonards NSW 1590 Tel: +61 2 9436 0055 Fax: +61 2 9436 0155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.awa.asn.au DISCLAIMER Australian Water Association assumes no responsibility for opinions or statements of fact expressed by contributors or advertisers. COPYRIGHT AWA Water Journal is subject to copyright and may not be reproduced in any format without written permission of the AWA. To seek permission to reproduce Water Journal materials, send your request to email@example.com WATER JOURNAL MISSION STATEMENT 'To provide a journal that interests and informs on water matters, Australian and international, covering technological, environmental, economic and social aspects, and to provide a repository of useful refereed papers.' PUBLISH DATES Water Journal is published eight times per year: March, April, May, July, August, September, November and December. EDITORIAL BOARD Chair: Frank R Bishop; Dr Bruce Anderson, AECOM; Dr Terry Anderson, Consultant SEWL; Michael Chapman, GHD; Robert Ford, Central Highlands Water (rtd); Antony Gibson, Orica Watercare; Dr Brian Labza, Dept Health WA; Dr Robbert van Oorschot, GHD; John Poon, CH2M Hill; David Power, BECA Consultants; Dr Ashok Sharma, CSIRO; and E A (Bob) Swinton, Technical Editor. EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS & CALL FOR PAPERS Water Journal welcomes editorial submissions for technical and topical articles, news, opinion pieces, business information and letters to the editor. Acceptance of editorial submissions is at the discretion of the Editor and Editorial Board. • Technical Papers and Technical Features Bob Swinton, Technical Editor, Water Journal -- firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com. Papers 3,000--4,000 words and graphics; or topical articles of up to 2,000 words relating to all areas of the water cycle and water business. Submissions are tabled at monthly editorial board meetings and where appropriate are assigned referees. Referee comments will be forwarded to the principal author for further action. Authors should be mindful that Water Journal is published in a three-column 'magazine' format rather than the full- page format of Word documents. Graphics should be set up so that they will still be clearly legible when reduced to two-column size (about 12cm wide). Tables and figures should be numbered with the appropriate reference in the text (eg, see Figure 1), not just placed in the text with a position reference (eg, see below), as they may end up anywhere on the page when typeset. • General Feature Articles, Industry News, Opinion Pieces and Media Releases Anne Lawton, Managing Editor, Water Journal -- firstname.lastname@example.org • Water Business and Product News Lynne Bartlett, National Relationship Manager, AWA -- email@example.com UPCOMING TOPICS MAY 2012 -- Education & Skilling for the Future; Water Recycling; Safety (Practical & Legal Aspects); Pipeline Cleaning & Maintenance JULY 2012 -- Selected Ozwater'12 Papers; Disinfection AUGUST 2012 -- Governance; Biosolids/Wastewater Source Management; Singapore IWW Report; IWA Leading Edge Technology -- Selected Papers ADVERTISING Advertisements are included as an information service to readers and are reviewed before publication to ensure relevance to the water sector and the objectives of the AWA. Contact Lynne Bartlett, National Relationship Manager, AWA -- firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +61 2 9467 8408 or 0428 261 496. PUBLISHED BY Australian Water Association (AWA) Publications, Level 6, 655 Pacific Hwy, PO Box 222, St Leonards NSW 1590; Tel: +61 2 9436 0055 or 1300 361 426, Fax: +61 2 9436 0155, Email: email@example.com, Web: www.awa.asn.au Work is progressing on Victoria's largest underground WRF. See page 26. water APRIL 2012 1 Flow-gauging in the Cockburn River. See page 68.
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