Water Journal : Water Journal November 2013
31 AWA News NSW Water Sensitive Cities Seminar The last NSW Technical Seminar for 2013, Seminar 6 Water Sensitive Cities: A Look at Local and International Case Studies, was held on 18 September 2013, with 70 people attending from a range of organisations as well as interstate delegates. The seminar provided attendees with insights into best practice case studies from around Australia, as well as some international case studies on integrated water cycle management. Sally Armstrong, Manager of People and Places at Sydney Water, discussed the challenges ahead in addressing this growth and presented Sydney Water's vision of engaging with customers to better understand their needs and priorities and to work with them and other stakeholders to plan for a more liveable Sydney. Steven Wallner, Principal Engineer of Strategic Water Planning at AECOM, discussed some of the key projects that he has been working on with the Of ce of Living Victoria. Projects highlighted by Steven included Troupes Creek stormwater scheme and western Melbourne greening project to decrease heating of inland urban areas. Greg Ingleton, from SA Water, presented both the successes and challenges experienced on the aquifer storage and recovery projects in Adelaide and other projects around SA. Terry Leckie, Managing Director of Flow Systems, presented interesting case studies about water recycling and management in recent property developments in Green Square and Discovery Point. Django Seccombe, Technical Advisor at Sydney Water, presented international water-sensitive cities case studies from a 2012 study tour of Northern Europe and Singapore. He found that Europe was a better long-term planner of water than Australia. AWA is in the planning phase of a new seminar series for 2014. Your suggestions for topics are welcome and can be forwarded to nswbranch@awa. asn.au. AWA would like to thank the seminar sponsor Sydney Water for their continued support. ACT ACT Water Leaders Dinner The ACT Water Leaders Dinner was held on 5 September at the Boat House by the Lake in Canberra. With over 50 of water's leaders in attendance from a range of organisations, the evening generated interesting and progressive conversations about a range of current and impending water issues. Incoming ACT Branch President, Adrian Piani from URS, thanked the previous ACT Branch President Simon Webber for his outstanding contribution to AWA. Adrian Piani reminded the attendees of Canberra's controversial Skywhale hot air balloon before introducing the evening's special guest speaker, Mike Waller, CEO of the Of ce of Living Victoria. Mike discussed Victoria's integrated water cycle management and its transformation, puddles and pitfalls, including changes in strategy and approach. He highlighted how this transformation will provide better outcomes for communities, and will deliver secure and affordable water services and how the ACT might leverage from Victoria's experiences. AWA thanks the event sponsor ACTEW Water and GHD for sponsoring a table at the event. Tenix. Leaders in sustainable engineering water solutions. TX592 -- 0713 Follow us on LinkedIn www.tenix.com Tenix provides cradle-to-grave engineering services for water infrastructure delivery, including project management, design, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance. Our in-house design team provides strategic planning, detailed design and commissioning with a specialisation in water, recycling and wastewater treatment plants. As a leader in sustainable engineering water solutions we are the rst in Australia to receive an (IS) Infrastructure Sustainability rating for the design of two Wastewater treatment plants in Queensland.
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