Australia's International Water
Conference & Exhibition

Workshop and Panel Program (Day 3)

Thursday, 18 May 2017

FOURTEEN

Panel

9.00am - 10.30pm

SYDNEY WATER PRESENTS:
THE RISE OF BOTTLED WATER: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR TAP WATER AND PUBLIC WATER UTILITIES  

Bottled water has become a normal part of many people's lives, with the Australian bottled water industry now valued at $688M. This is all about consumer choice, right? Or is it? How are bottled water markets reshaping our customers’ needs, expectations and perceptions? What are the implications of this new drinking practice for tap water and public water utilities? What can we learn from bottled water marketing and drinkers to improve perceptions of tap water and its value? These questions, social research insights and a call to action for water utilities will be discussed.

Panellists

  • Kate Browne, Editor – Lifestyle, CHOICE, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Kylie Yeend, Manager Education, Engagement and Partnerships, Sydney Water, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Prof Gay Hawkins, Research Fellow, Western Sydney University, Institute of Culture and Society, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Dr Abby Lopes, Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Mike Daniels, Director, Behavioural Architects, Sydney, NSW, Australia

FIFTEEN

Panel

9.00am - 10.30pm

MELBOURNE WATER PRESENTS:
INNOVATIVE USES OF PUBLIC LAND FOR IMPROVED LIVEABILITY

Panellists will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

SIXTEEN

Workshop

11.15am - 12.45pm

SYDNEY WATER PRESENTS:
INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR ODOUR MANAGEMENT 

The management of odours in wastewater systems is a significant challenge for water utilities worldwide. Recent advances in sensing technologies, odour characterisation and analytics represent an opportunity for the water industry to come together and improve its odour management practices and engagement with local communities. Bringing international expertise together to share innovations and discuss best practice and innovative tools for odour management and communication purposes will inform future customer engagement and improve regulatory confidence. The water industry, together with its collaborative partners, will articulate the industry needs and innovation drivers, establish best practice and discuss how these innovations can be translated to the water industry. 

Presenters

  • Dammika Vitanage, Asset Infrastructure Research Coordinator, Sydney Water, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Paul Higham, Liveable City Solutions, Sydney Water, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Rob Kelly, SUEZ
  • Prof. Richard Stuetz, UNSW
  • Dr Gayle Newcombe, SA Water
  • Dr Nicola Nelson, Sydney Water

SEVENTEEN

Panel

11.15am - 12.45pm

WATER & HEALTH PRESENTS:
LEGIONELLA: LEARNING FROM THE PAST AND DEVELOPING A COORDINATED NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE

Panellists will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

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