Water Journal : Water Journal May 2014
27 AWA News MAY 2014 WATER YOUNG WATER PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE ELECTIONS HELD The Queensland Young Water Professional (QLD YWP) Committee Elections were held earlier this year. The nomination process was designed to provide more concrete information on the candidate experience and subsequently positions were assigned to Committee Members. Congratulations to new Committee Members: Sarah Schroeder (President); Charlotte Spliethoff (Vice President); Alycia Moore (Secretary); Ruipu Yang (Mentoring Coordinator); Alycia Moore (Mentoring Support Coordinator); Ehsan Eftekhari (Communications Coordinator); Abraham Negaresh (Research and Education); Justin Simonis (NRC representative); and Henry Bettle, Eunice Ng, Venus Jofreh, Anne Cleary, Jess Grinter and Niall Donohue as Committee Members. As well as a solid Committee coming into 2014, the QLD YWP has the advantage of previous Committees setting up a great structure including organisational tools for our bigger events. YWP organises several events including seminars and a mentoring program throughout the year. Our 2013 mentoring program was a huge success involving 40 mentees and mentors, and we will continue to improve the program in 2014. The QLD YWP Committee also assisted with Ozwater'14, which was held in Brisbane. Our NRC representative, Justin Simonis, is working side-by-side with the conference committee and is championing the YWP program. YWP are also committed to expanding our membership base, with several Committee Members being in regular contact with water-related researchers and students in universities. We represented QLD YWP at the Grif th University Market Days on 25 February and 6 March. We encourage student participation in our events to help them build a strong network in water industry with future job prospects. NEW SOUTH WALES NSW SEMINAR 2 The NSW Branch will hold its second seminar for 2014 on 18 June in Sydney. The seminar's focus will be on engaging a community water communications and public education, and will feature presentations and case studies from Sydney Water, Veolia and Grif th University. You are invited to join us for an evening of interesting and informative presentations and case studies, and also for an opportunity to network with your industry peers. Please visit the AWA website for further information or to register for the event. HEADS OF WATER GALA DINNER Registrations are open for the NSW Heads of Water Gala Dinner 2014. The NSW Heads of Water Gala dinner will be held in Sydney on Friday 1 August and will bring together leading water professionals for an evening of networking with colleagues and peers, while enjoying ne food and drinks. Last year's event was a sell-out, and we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment. Please visit the AWA website for further information and to book your ticket. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY WATER MATTERS 2014 This year's Water Matters Conference will focus on the direction and type of strategic planning and management that the ACT requires for its interconnected water system. Invited presenters including government policy makers, and experienced industry representatives from both the public and private sectors will explore how our future requirements from the existing urban waterways, ponds and lakes will cope with increasing pressure from urbanisation and population growth. Water Matters 2014 will seek to identify contemporary relevant ideas and concepts that the Territory could take on board to investigate and potentially adapt to local inland conditions, shaping our renewed thinking for managing our urban waters into and beyond Canberra's second centenary. To view the full program and to register for the event, please visit www.awa.asn.au/watermatters2014 For more information call 03 9769 0666 Fax: 03 9769 0699 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.hannainst.com.au & www.hannachecker.com.au Field • Laboratory • Process pH/ORP/EC Controllers & Probes Automatic Titrators Chlorine Analysers • Chlorine • Turbidity •pH •EC •DO • Turbidity Instruments for up to 40 Other Parameters YWPs at a Grif th University Market Day.
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