Water Journal : Water Journal August 2013
AUGUST 2013 WATER when they are isolated from workers, customers or suppliers, and develop a business case for ood mitigation works. Please visit www.aurecongroup.com for further information. LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW WATER MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE As the driest inhabited continent on earth, the sustainable management of Australia's water resources is of paramount importance for both metropolitan and regional areas. Urban environments have become a focal point for sustainable practices, while the opportunity to create more water-sensitive cities and towns has never been more achievable. Local Government NSW's (LGNSW) Water Management Conference, which will take place on the Central Coast in September, will look at innovative solutions to achieve an integrated design of the urban water cycle and make cities and towns more water-sensitive. The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Tony Wong, Chief Executive Of cer of CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, who will discuss how council-owned local water utilities in regional NSW can incorporate water-sensitive urban design in their utility planning and operation as well as how councils from the Sydney metropolitan area can work effectively with a large water utility to achieve water- sensitive cities. The Chair of Melbourne's Clearwater Project, Chris Davis, will also be at the conference to talk about the transition to water- sensitive cities, while Monica Barone, Chief Executive Of cer of the City of Sydney, has been invited to address the City of Sydney's decentralised water plan. The conference will address structural and regulatory reform of local water utilities in regional NSW and implications arising from various inquiries. The program of the two-day conference also includes presentations on initiatives from Liverpool Plains Shire Council and an overview of Gosford and Wyong's joint water supply and integrated resource planning. Attendees have the option to go on a site visit to either the Mardi- Mangrove Link or to facilities aiding Gosford's efforts to become a water-sensitive city. An alternative is to attend a forum organised by the Water Directorate NSW. The forum will provide an opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the operations of local water utilities. The second day of the conference offers participants a choice to attend one of three topic streams that focus on: • Regulatory reform -- Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG), urban water regulation and others. • Water-sensitive cities and towns. • Structural reform -- current trends and models. Co-hosted by Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council, the Conference will be held at Crowne Plaza Terrigal. To register please go to: lgnsw.org.au/events-training/lgnsw-water-management- conference/registration before 30 August 2013. FAST, SIMPLE AND FIELD READY. 1300 887 735 www.hachpacific.com.au Introducing the NEW DR 900 Colorimeter.
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