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eFlash #453
Date: 06-Oct-2020

In this edition: Atherton Conference 2020 – This Thursday!| Brown Card – Available Now!| 100% membership result!| Essential Webinar| Did you know!

1. Atherton Conference 2020 – This Thursday!

We have had such an outstanding response for the Atherton Conference that we have filled the limited spots available. How exciting!

Registrations for virtual attendees is still open. The conference is running on the 8th October from 9am – 4.30pm. This is your last chance to register. 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 hybrid event before 2020 is out, and things are still looking good for the event hosted by the very flexible champs at 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, as well as technical presentations on a host of topics.

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors Dial Before You Dig (long-standing 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.

2. B>rown Card – Available Now!

The Brown Card, an online training course for those working on wastewater and recycled water assets, is now available at www.watertraining.com.au!

Following on from the success of the Aqua Card, the Brown Card provides an overview of the importance of, and requirements for, maintaining public health, minimising environmental harm and general workplace health and safety when working in, on or near sewerage and recycled water assets. It includes topics like regulations and standards, risks and safety, managing health risks and specific types of work tasks.

Employees of Water Skills Partners and qldwater Members have complimentary access to the course. Please email skills@qldwater.com.au to obtain your complimentary access code, then visit www.watertraining.com.au. New users need to create an account or for those who have completed the Aqua Card, you can login using your previously entered details. Non-members and contractors can access the course for $50 including GST with payment made via the watertraining site.

3. 100% membership result!

We are thrilled to announce that all qldwater members from 2020/21 have rejoined the Directorate for 2021/22. That is, 72 Core members and 10 Affiliates.

We understand the additional challenges placed on our members and their communities through COVID, feel privileged that we have successfully demonstrated a value proposition to all and will strive to maintain excellent service into the future.

4. Next Essentials Webinar

The next 90 minute session is happening next Thursday 15 October 2020 – Register Here

We have three speakers covering a diversity of topics:

Noel Ralph & Nadine Story (Urban Utilities) 

Megashut! The Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade

  • The folks from Urban Utilities give a run down on the major works that were involved in the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade.

Luisa Marghales (Unity Water) & Glenn Dale (Verterra)

Biosolids to Bioproducts

  • Luisa provides a reprise of her presentation to the WIOA conference looking at beneficiation of biosolids.

James Gardner (WSAA)

CRC-p the WSAA Perspective

As the WSAA lead of the CRC-p which is nearing completion, James will share some of the findings of the project.

5. Did you know!

Many of our working groups communicate through our online Zoho Forum. Contact enquiry@qldwater.com.au to find out what groups might interest you and to sign up!

qldwater is a business unit of IPWEAQ

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