Water Journal : Water Journal November 2011
awa news water NOVEMBER 2011 39 Water and wastewater portfolio councillor, Deirdre Comerford, said the conference was a great opportunity for water industry workers to share knowledge and experience with one another. "The past year has seen an extended wet season, extraordinary cyclones and devastating floods throughout Queensland, making it a tough year for us all," she said. "Having the opportunity to come together as an industry and learn from one another's experiences is invaluable." The conference included a wide range of presentations from flood recovery to a new smart metering technology being trialled in Mackay. In addition, Council showcased two of its major projects to delegates, along with site tours to the upgraded Nebo Road Water Treatment Plant and the Mackay Water Recycling Project at Bakers Creek. Tasmania Branch News AWA/EIANZ Technical Seminar The AWA in Tasmania recently held a joint seminar with the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) in Launceston. Speaker, Michael Attard, Scientific and Technical Officer, NRM North, provided an overview of NRM North's Tamar Estuary & Esk Rivers Program including information on the Ecosystem Health Assessment Program (EHAP), Lake Trevallyn Algal Bloom project and the Seafood Safety Working Group. The second speaker, Michael Dickson, Director of Green Shadows Commercial Pty Ltd, gave a presentation titled A Perspective on Wastewater Treatment. The presentation outlined new ways to approach wastewater management, including Michael's thoughts on where the wastewater management industry is heading and a case study on an Acid Mine Drainage pilot project at MMG on the West Coast of Tasmania. Twenty- five members and industry colleagues attended the event, which both Associations agreed was a worthwhile collaboration. Mackay Mayor, Col Meng, opening the AWA Regional Conference in Mackay. Kathryn Pugh, Pres. EIANZ Tasmania, and Michael Attard, NRM North.
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