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eFlash #449
Date: 14-Sep-2020

In this edition: Sigura Taste Test & Trivia – this Thursday! Don’t miss out!| New WSAA Paper – Urban Water Supply Options for Australia| Atherton Conference 2020 – Registrations Now Open!| Next Essential Webinar| Did you know!

1. Sigura Taste Test & Trivia – This Thursday! Don’t miss out!

We have 10 councils competing for this year’s Sigura Taste Test Competition, may the best water win! The event will be running this Thursday from 2pm – 4pm.

We understand well that it’s difficult for people to take the time out of their day, but hope you might be able to get involved in this little event… unashamedly designed to be a distraction!

The event will be held through GoToWebinar – register here to lock it into your diary.

You then just need to contact Naomi at ncarragher@qldwater.com.au and she’ll send instructions for the trivia which people can do as a group or individually on phones or computers. If you haven’t used Kahoot before, it’s worth a go. 

It’s going to be a great afternoon and we want as many people involved as possible. Please get behind this event!

2.New WSAA Paper – Urban Water Supply Options for Australia   

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) argues that Australia’s reliance on rainfall-dependent water supply options is a significant risk, and we need to continue moving towards a diversified portfolio of water supply options to meet future water security needs.

WSAA’s new report developed with analysis by Marsden Jacobs is designed to promote a national dialogue around water supply options. It includes a number of contemporary case studies from around the country as well as comparative costs based on the best information currently available.

WSAA’s intent is that this report will be updated from existing and upcoming projects as more information and data becomes available. 

To view the report, visit WSAA Urban Water Supply Options Report

3. Atherton Conference 2020 – Registrations Now Open!

With only five weeks until the Atherton Conference, registrations are now open. Due to COVID-19, spaces are limited for in person attendance so be quick and register now

To see who will be presenting at this year’s conference, please click here

COVID-19 has cramped everyone’s style but we are determined to try to run one more event before 2020’s out and at this stage it will be hosted by the champs at Atherton by Tablelands Regional Council on 8 October.

qldwater conferences are an informal opportunity for networking, updates on what’s impacting Queensland’s water and sewerage service providers, and technical presentations 

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors Dial Before You Dig for the Water Connections Tour sponsor, and Gold sponsors Royce Water Technologies and Aquatec Maxcon. Other opportunities are still available, contact ncarragher@qldwater.com.au if you’re interested. 

4. Next Essential Webinar

The next 90 minute session will be held on 17 September 2020 – register here

We have three speakers covering a diversity of topics:

Johanna Johnston (Logan City Council) 

The Logan gasification demonstration plant

  • Johanna provides an update on the progress of the project at the Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant where Logan City Council is building a demonstration gasification plant for the processing of biosolids to recover energy and produce a biochar product. 

Chris Adam (Strategic Asset Management)  

SHOW ME THE MONEY!!… Options for demonstrating sustainability in a water business 

  • Chris provides some insights for the industry from a recent study commissioned by qldwater

Mark Herrman (City of Gold Coast) 

Long Term Recycled Water Release Program – constructing marine crossings on the GC  

  • Mark will talk about a major pipeline project drilling under the Broadwater and the Nerang River to provide a pipeline to a seaway release point. 

5. Did you know!

Did you know that the Queensland Water Directory was established several years ago as a place to host details of specialised/hard to find services. The most comprehensive listing is currently for laboratory services, but it includes relief operator services and consultants who can assist in the development/review etc of Drinking Water Quality Management Plans.

We will clean up a couple of the topics which aren’t getting any hits soon – in the meantime why don’t you have a look and send through suggestions for other services like this you’d like to see included?

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