Water Journal : Water Journal December 2011
waterJournal of the Australian Water Association ISSN 0310-0367 Volume 38 No 8 December 2011 contents REGULAR FEATURES From the AWA President That Was The Year That Was Lucia Cade 4 From the AWA Chief Executive The View From The Top Tom Mollenkopf 5 My Point of View Trends In Wastewater Management James Barnard 6 Crosscurrent 8 Industry News 14 AWA Young Water Professionals 26 AWA News 28 SPECIAL FEATURES Assessing Australian Water Reform An edited extract of National Water Commission Chair Chloe Munroe's speech 36 The Right to a Fair Share An extract of Phil Duncan's speech on Indigenous water rights at Riversymposium 40 Productivity Commission: Final Report An outline of the key findings of the inquiry Andrew Speers 44 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. 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EDITORIAL BOARD Chair: Frank R Bishop; Dr Bruce Anderson, AECOM; Dr Terry Anderson, Consultant SEWL; Michael Chapman, GHD; Robert Ford, Central Highlands Water (rtd); Anthony Gibson, Ecowise; Dr Brian Labza, Vic Health; Dr Robbert van Oorschot, GHD; John Poon, CH2M Hill; David Power, BECA Consultants; Professor Felicity Roddick, RMIT University; 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. 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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 Carved trees are like a history book for Indigenous peoples. See page 40. water DECEMBER 2011 1 CONFERENCE REPORTS AWA's 2nd National Water Leadership Summit Keynote speakers and highlights Andrew Speers 45 15th International Desalination Association Congress A comprehensive report Diane Wiesner 48 The Value of Rivers Discussions from the 14th International Riversymposium 54 Delegates at the 15th IDA Conference in Perth. See page 48.
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