Water Journal : Water Journal September 2013
september 2013 water 31 awa News This was followed by a career in water supply and water storages in the position of Deputy Chief Engineer Water, and later as Chief Engineer Water Supply, and was responsible for the planning and design of all the major water projects (including Thompson Dam), water supply distribution (large mains, service reservoirs) and reticulation. This was during a time when Melbourne’s water and sewerage systems were going through a major augmentation. Bill was an active member of AWA and served as President of the Victorian Branch for many years; he was active in the Water Journal Committee and was editor of the Victorian Waterline Newsletter. He was regarded by his peers as highly knowledgeable, serious and conscientious and, for his service to AWA, was awarded Life Membership in 1995. Bill passed away peacefully on 22 July 2013. A Memorial Service was held for him on 29 July at the Le Pine Chapel in Camberwell, Victoria. Bill was an inspiration to his colleagues, family and friends and will be greatly missed greatly. AMENDMENT In Part 2 of our Ozwater’13 Report published in the August issue, we refer to the paper titled ‘Drinking Water in the Pipeline’ as being presented by Stephen Jewell. In fact, although Stephen was co-author of the paper, it was actually Andrew Wundke from GWMWater who presented it. We apologies for any inconvenience. REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR THE NATURAL ORGANIC MATTER CONFERENCE Registrations for the Natural Organic Matter Conference, which takes place 1–4 October 2013, are now open. This event will showcase innovations and practical applications in the field of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) Research. Jointly organised by IWA, the Australian Water Association (AWA) and the Curtin Water Quality Research Centre (CWQRC), the Conference will deliver an excellent scientific program featuring distinguished international keynote speakers, complemented with informative technical tours and unique social activities highlighting the best that Perth has to offer. WATER INDUSTRY 101 ONLINE COURSE AVAILABLE Water Industry 101 is an introduction to the water sector providing a snapshot of current issues, trends and challenges. The online course is comprised of a series of lectures delivered over the web, available at any time and any place, for self-paced learning of specific content. Students gain access to lectures in the form of voice-over Powerpoints, further reading lists and the opportunity to email queries to the lecturer. More information and registration details can be found at www.awa.asn.au/water101. UPSKILL YOUR OPERATIONS STAFF WITH CERTIFICATE III IN WATER OPERATIONS Are you looking to up-skill your water operations staff? Do you want to reduce onsite workplace health and safety risks? Are you looking to improve efficiencies across your business? If you answered yes to any of these questions then why don’t you enroll your staff to complete a Certificate III in Water Operations? AWA, with joint venture partner Opus International Consultants, has created the AWA Opus Water Industry Training Institute (WITI) to deliver nationally recognised water industry training in partnership with The Learning Collaborative (RTO National ID 32350). WITI can deliver Certificate II and Certificate III in Water Operations. Qualifications can be customised to suit workplace needs. WITI trainers are currently delivering Certificate III in Water Operations to mining industry employees in the Pilbara via a mix of face-to-face training delivery and assessment, supported by regular electronic classroom sessions. Visit the WITI website at www.awa.asn.au/WITI. BRANCH NEWS NSW New Branch Committee Members The NSW Branch recently held its Branch Committee elections. We are delighted to announce the 2013–2015 committee members are: Adam Wilson (Coffs Harbour City Council), Cheryl Marvell (Sydney Water), Erin Cini (Element Solutions), Graham Attenborough (Sydney Catchment Authority), Ian Chase (Beca), Kate Miles (AECOM), Katherine Marshall (WaterUp), Lee-Anne Sylva (GHD), Paul Freeman (Sydney Water), Sally Rewell (Sydney Water), Tim Summers (SEQWater) and Tony Cartwright (Sydney Water). The NSW Branch Committee elected executive positions are held by Mark Trembath (Johnson Screens) (NSW Branch President), Karen Eaton (UGL), and Ivan Reolon (Aquatec Maxcon) (NSW Co- Vice Presidents) and Murray Thompson (Port Macquarie Hasting Council) (NSW Immediate Past President). Branch Seminar Series The NSW Branch held the fourth seminar in the AWA NSW Branch Seminar Series in Newcastle on Wednesday 24 July. This seminar focused on how the water industry is coping with the challenges and opportunities that arise with asset management and ageing infrastructure, including how to cope with changing materials and technologies, how to minimise life cycle costs and how to stretch budgets to cope with the problems of ageing infrastructure. We would like to thank all the speakers who presented at this seminar: Murray Thompson and Fiona Conlon (Port Macquarie Hasting Council), Peter Gray (ITS Trenchless) and Hugh Chapman (Aqua Environmental). We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Seminar Sponsor – ITS Trenchless for their support of the event.
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