Water Journal : Water Journal July 2011
industry news While in her previous position as Director of Sustainability for Alcoa, located in New York, US, Anita was a Board Member of the Women's Network for a Sustainable Future, and prior to that was the Acting Secretary General of the International Council on Mining and Minerals, based in London. "I have been fortunate to have an international career and I remain a member of AngloGold Ashanti's International Review Panel on Sustainability," Ms Gold said. "The importance of sustainability to corporates and governments will only continue to grow, and I am grateful to have had a long and active career in such a dynamic area." Interim Chair of Sustainability Victoria, Dr Gillian Sparkes, said that the Board was pleased that Anita would remain to support the organisation through the review, adding that the current review of Sustainability Victoria is a key input into refreshing the strategy and focus of the organisation to align within the environment portfolio to deliver Victorian Government priorities. The search for a new CEO will commence in September. IDA World Congress 2011 The International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse will take place 4--9 September, 2011 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in Western Australia. The Technical Program will include an estimated 300 presentations, made orally or in poster format, offering approximately 30 sessions in four tracks. The poster presentations will be available on digital screens, courtesy of sponsor Future Pipe Industries. The Call for Papers produced nearly 400 extended abstracts, the greatest number ever received for review to date. Highlights will include: • Keynote remarks by Sir Richard Branson delivered via satellite during the Opening Ceremony. A Question and Answer Session will follow his remarks; • NCED Australian Cultural Night at Perth Zoo; • Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation -- held at the conclusion of World Congress Week, this festive event celebrates the accomplishments of the most distinguished paper authors and presenters as well as other industry luminaries; • Plant Tours and Educational Workshops. The Australian Water Association (AWA) is the Strategic Partner and Water Corporation is Principal Sponsor, for the 2011 World Congress. Registration is now open. For more information please visit: www.idadesal.org Australian Desal Discovery Centre to Open in September Australia's first Desal Discovery Centre will be unveiled in September, showcasing water security and desalination science to school groups, policymakers, industry and the general public. The Desal Discovery Centre is an initiative of the new $5 million National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) pilot testing facility being built at Murdoch University's Rockingham campus in Western Australia. The official opening on 4 September coincides with the International Cromford manufactures and distributes a comprehensive range of Polyethylene and PPR Pipe from 25mm to 800mm and also HDPE and PVC Flexi pipe from 50mm to 160mm in Class 1000. Capabilities also include special colours, solid, striped or jacketed. Manufacturing and distributing Pipe, as well as fittings for Australia's infrastructure and project needs. Cromford Pipe, a division of Cromford Group are proudly Australian owned and operated. Visit our website at www.cromford.com.au or call our sales team on 1300 739 830.
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