Water Journal : Water Journal September 2011
awa news regular features 42 SEPTEMBER 2011 water implementation of trade waste policies, plans and approvals, as well as those coordinating and monitoring source control, commercial/industrial wastewater treatment and discharge, or wastewater collection systems. To assist industry to access this specialist qualification, AWA and WSAA are pleased to announce a nationally coordinated approach to its delivery. Following a selection process, two large registered training organisations have been identified to offer the program Australia-wide via a range of flexible delivery options. Expressions of Interest (EOI) opened on 1 August for a course commencing in October 2011 and to date there has been a very pleasing response from industry. So why is this initiative important to the water industry generally? Access to a nationally recognised qualification will allow the transportability of trade waste skills from region to region and state to state around Australia. This initiative helps to build organisational capacity and capability within a recognised framework. It increases the knowledge of the sector and thus provides better outcomes for industrial and commercial businesses that interact with water utilities. For some years, water industry training has existed for water treatment plant operators. We now have on offer a specialist trade waste training program. Don't miss this opportunity for your trade waste workers to gain a nationally recognised qualification. For further details contact Petra Kelly, email: email@example.com. au; phone: 02 9467 8436 or go to: www.awa.asn.au/Certificate_ IV_Water_Operations_Trade_Waste.aspx Please "Like" Us on Facebook The Australian Water Association now has a Facebook page. Simply "Like" the page to get information on the latest news and upcoming events in the water industry. www.facebook. com/australianwaterassociation. NSW Branch News 2011 Heads of Water Gala Dinner & New Committee Announced The NSW Branch recently held its 2011 Heads of Water Gala Dinner and introduced its newly elected committee, whose members are as follows: NSW Branch President -- Murray Thompson, Port Macquarie- Hastings Council; Vice President -- Erin Cini, Element Solutions; NEWSdrop Editor -- Karen Eaton, UGL Infrastructure; and committee members -- Emma Pryor, MWH; Graham Attenborough, SCA; Tony Cartwright, Sydney Water; Ian Chase, BECA; Carmel Krogh, Shoalhaven Council; Paul Macinante, SKM; Katherine Marshall, BECA; Kate Miles, AECOM; Ivan Reolon, Aquatec-Maxcon; Tim Summers, AECOM; Mark Trembath, ITT Water & Wastewater; and Justin Watts, CH2M Hill. Victoria Branch News Committee News The Victorian Branch held its first committee meeting for 2011--12 in August and is delighted to advise that: • Peta Maddy was re-elected as President for a two-year term. The President's role was previously a one-year term; however, this was recently realigned to the cycle for the election of Board Directors. Peta's energy and drive has been a wonderful asset to the Branch during 2010--11. • Therese O’Brien was elected as Vice-President and 2nd SAC Representative (Therese was Chair of the Program Sub-Committee last year). • Stewart Burn was re-elected as Treasurer, following a very successful first term in 2010--11. Top row: Gail Reardon, Don Williams, Stewart Burns, Geoffrey Frost, Bruce Hammond, Luke Welsh, James Currie, Ben Jensen, Kate Simmonds. Bottom row: Therese O'Brien, Chris Corr, Peta Maddy, Deirdre Rose, Henry Mallia, David Mawer (not pictured, Andrew Chapman and David Kirby). Tasmania Branch News AWA Tasmania Galah Debate 2011 Back for another year, the Galah Debate continues to grow in popularity among members, corporate partners and the local water sector. This year Gary Ingram from Team South has handed the captaincy to Aniela Grun. Andrew Saggers from Team North has been busily recruiting, desperate to have the Vinidex trophy returned to the North. The debate will be held at Wrest Point's Derwent Room on 22 September 2011. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org Merger Creates New Body On 1 July 2011, Tasmanian Irrigation was created through the merger of the former Rivers and Water Supply Commission, Tasmanian Irrigation Schemes and Tasmanian Irrigation Development Board. The assets, liabilities and responsibilities of the three former entities now reside with Tasmanian Irrigation, a state-owned company responsible for managing the Meander Valley and Coal River irrigation schemes, and for taking a suite of new projects in 13 regions of Tasmania through the development, construction and operational stages. AWA Tasmania welcomes Tasmanian Irrigation as our newest Corporate Member. Attendees at the 2011 Gala Dinner.
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