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Workshop and Panel Program (Day 2)

 

Wednesday, 8 MAY 2019 (4:00PM - 5:30PM)

Workshop Eleven

SA Water Presents: 

HACKING THE PRESENT FOR THE SHARED FUTURE WE WANT (SDG FOCUSSED HACKATHON)

 

Bring your ideas to life ready to transform the world during this highspeed hackathon. Designed for anyone who wants to act and make meaningful progress towards the SDGs. Our diverse speakers will share insights about strategic foresight, water futures, prosperity of cities and fostering innovation to spark fresh thinking. You will leave this workshop energised and inspired, with new connections and a pilot ready to kickstart change in your organisation.

 

Presenters

›› Amanda Hirschausen, Strategy Specialist, SA Water, Adelaide

›› Dr Colin Russo, Managing Director, Engaging Futures, Brisbane

›› Maryam Heshmat, Executive Coordinator Strategic Planning, City of Gold Coast

›› Sergio Brodsky, Founder and Principal, SURGE, Melbourne

›› Dr Bernadette Eckermann, Innovation Specialist, SA Water, Adelaide

 

Panel Twelve

Sydney Water Presents: 

DIGITAL INFORMATION – USING DATA DURING THE WHOLE LIFE OF THE ASSET. WHAT DOES AN INDUSTRY ROADMAP LOOK LIKE?

 

We deliver infrastructure investment safely at the right cost and quality through digital engineering and increasingly use analytics to understand our assets, the environment and customer’s needs. Unlocking the tremendous potential of value in the data throughout the life cycle requires a structured adaptive and manged approach. This interactive panel discussion is intended for professionals at all levels who want to engage in a discussion on a shared water industry roadmap for digital information and asset management. The objective is to reflect on the steps required to journey towards an industry wide approach or a whole of government approach to digital information management.

 

Facilitator

›› Michael Ridger, Interface Manager Major Projects, Sydney Water, Sydney

 

Panellists

›› Tammy Falconer, Head of Asset Knowledge, Sydney Water, Sydney

›› Simon Kerr, Chair, Bim4Water UK and Digital Delivery Principal, Mottmac, Leeds, UK

›› Julian Watts, Director Engineering & Asset Management, KPMG, Melbourne

›› Bruce Murnane, Territory Manager SEAMS (Arcadis), Melbourne

 

Workshop Thirteen

CRC for Water Sensitive Cities Presents: 

IMPLEMENTING A TRANSITIONS AGENDA FOR CREATING AUSTRALIAN WATER SENSITIVE CITIES

 

Workshop participants will engage with insights from a major CRC for Water Sensitive Cities project that worked with six Australian cities to develop WSC Visions and Transition Strategies. Through table and group discussions, participants from diverse organisations (including water utilities, government agencies, municipalities and consultants) will develop and share ideas for overcoming emerging challenges and implementing a WSC transition agenda at local, state and national scales. In doing so, the workshop will increase participants’ knowledge and motivation for implementing transformative actions, and harness insights to inform a communique that reflects on Australian water sensitive city transitions progress and provides strategic and policy recommendations.

 

Presenters

›› Briony Rogers, Visions and Transition Strategies Project Leader and Chief Research Officer, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne

›› Chris Chesterfield, Strategic Engagement Director, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne

›› Katie Hammer, Visions and Transition Strategies Project Manager, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne

 

Workshop Fourteen

Calibre & AWA VIC Branch Presents:

REALISING THE VISION OF A CIRCULAR WATER SECTOR & WATER’S CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

 

As a society we need to reduce our reliance on traditional drinking water sources, particularly as we deal with the challenges of population growth and climate change into the future. Involving a group of panellists from within and outside the water industry, our audience gets to understand some of the initiatives others are undertaking to establish programs and projects that drive more resource conscious behaviours and sustainable business practices. The workshop will explore the policy environment and the way different sectors are approaching circular economy engagements. These insights, including the challenges, will shape a scenario aimed at exploring how a Circular Water Sector would transpire. The intent is to break the room up into 4 or 5 groups and have a theme that each table explores in further detail.

 

Facilitator

›› Dona Tantrimudalige, Yarra Valley Water

 

Presenters

›› Sharon Pollard, Federation Square

›› Gillian Hand Smith, Sustainability by Innovation

›› Angela Hoefnagels, DELWP

›› Jurgen Thiele, Calibre Group

 

Workshop Fifteen

Water Recycling Specialist Network Presents: 

IS AUSTRALIA READY TO DRINK RECYCLED WATER?

 

The workshop will focus on why Australia has been (mostly) slow to fully embed recycled water as a reliable supply by exploring the issues and barriers, as well as the importance of stakeholder involvement and engagement in water reuse schemes. The workshop will consist of both speakers and an interactive activity involving workshop attendees. The ideas and actions generated during the workshop will assist in creating a plan that will assist in shaping a potable reuse future in Australia. The intended audience of the workshop is anyone attending Ozwater.

 

Presenters

›› Professor Stuart Kahn, UNSW, Sydney

›› Lucia Cade, Chair, South East Water, Melbourne

›› Ian Law, Principal, IBL Solutions, Sydney

›› Brendon Theunissen, Technical Director, Aurecon, Cape Town, South Africa

›› Catherine Port, Drought Executive, Sydney Water, Sydney

›› Mike Foster, Manager External Relations, Seqwater, Brisbane

 

Panel Sixteen

Ozwater Presents:

PFAS AND THE WATER INDUSTRY – REGULATION, INDUSTRY RESPONSE AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

 

PFAS is a significant issue for the water industry. There is confusion about guidelines for PFAS and the underlying health effects of exposure. The PFAS compounds are widespread and difficult to treat. This panel will explore the current state of regulation, case studies from utilities, exposure concerns and treatment options. There will be time for discussion with practitioners and researchers.

 

Facilitator

›› Dr Melita Stevens, Principal Scientist, Melbourne Water

Panellists

›› Dr David Cunliffe, Principal Water Quality Advisor, Public Health Services, SA Health, Adelaide

›› Karen Teague, Principal Risk Assessor, Coffey Services, Melbourne – “PFAS and Exposure:Beyond Drinking Water”

›› Rachael Miller, Head Water Quality, Water Corporation, Perth – “A Water Utilities response to the PFAS NEMP”

›› Trevor Durling, Senior Headworks Planning Engineer, Power and Water 

Corporation, Winnellie – “A demand and supply management response to PFAS contamination of Katherine’s town water supply”

›› Dr Samuel Skinner, Environmental Engineer, Aurecon, Melbourne – “Visualisation of PFAS contamination in groundwater”

›› Rachael Casson, Director of International PFAS Program, AECOM

Australia, Sydney – Electrochemical oxidation pilot reactor demonstration project, coupling technology for PFAS desctruction”

›› Matthew Askeland, Senior Environmental Scientist – PFAS, ADE

Consulting Group, Melbourne – “Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances – A New Challenge to Wastewater Treatment”

 

Workshop Seventeen

Ozwater Presents:

INDUSTRY SAFETY & WELLBEING PROGRAM 

 

Workshop Eighteen

Office of the Technical Regulator Presents:

DUAL RETICULATION CHALLENGES IN NEW URBAN DEVELOPMENTS

 

The objective of the panel is to compare the issues faced by different jurisdictions, utilities and developers when new developments are being built with dual reticulation infrastructure (provision of nondrinking water for garden and toilet use in addition to normal drinking water). The panel will look at what different issues can arise and look at what solutions are implemented by different stakeholders. The panel will conclude on the efficiencies of the measures taken and consider potential strategies to be applied in the future.

 

Facilitator

›› Yannick Monrolin, Project Engineer | Office of the Technical Regulator, Government of South Australia

Panellists

›› Naomi Struve, Manager Water and Sewerage Infrastructure, Office of the Technical Regulator, Adelaide

›› Kristen Knight, Recycled Water Planning Manager, Yarra Valley Water, Mitcham

›› Ben Blayney, Product Manager Water, Sydney Water

›› Amanda Smith, General Manager, Strategy and Planning, City West Water

 

*There is no cost to full and day delegates to attend workshops or pre-registration required. Attendance is limited and will be based on a ‘first-come, first seated’ basis.

*To purchase a Workshop/Panel Only Pass, please click here

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