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Australian Water Association National Operations Conference


Cairns Australia

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Exploring the themes of “Affordability, liveability and sensitivity – operations in the twenty teens”, the conference will focus on how to innovate in an environment where the tightening of funds is affecting water operations nationally.

With the mounting damage to the nearby Great Barrier Reef, it is also a timely reminder to focus on the environmental obligations in the sustainability of water operations. As emerging industries come to fruition, e.g. mining, agribusiness and tourism, there is a greater need to ensure that future national prosperity is balanced carefully with sustainable water usage and environmental protection.

Hear from notable keynote speakers providing domestic and international perspectives:

  • Stuart Bunn – Director, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University. Stuart has extensive experience working with international and Australian government agencies on water resource management issues.
  • Captain Timothy Rowe – Australian Defence Force. Captain Rowe has been involved in water purification as part of international disaster relief operations and holds special operations engineer and other qualifications.
  • Dr Glen Daigger – Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CH2M HILL / President of the International Water Association (IWA). Dr. Daigger is actively engaged in the water profession through major projects.

Pre-conference training workshop will be held on 27 October.


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