Information for Water Industry Managers and Practitioners in the Queensland Water Industry
Our second online “essentials” networking event happened yesterday with 50+ attendees. Terry Fagg provided a great presentation on Western Downs’ approach to the pandemic with parallels drawn to the aviation sector, and Jeff Rohdmann got down and dirty with a range of initiatives Bundaberg Regional Council has and is implementing to manage sewerage odour and corrosion. There have been many requests for copies of presentations, we are working out the best way to store them and the recordings for you to access and expect this to be resolved in the next couple of weeks.
The next event will be on Thursday 23 April at 10am with the following speakers:
Professor Stuart Khan, University of New South Wales
“COVID Facts and the Water Sector”
Stuart has a very strong background in contaminants and treatment and will cover some key aspects of science and research around the virus.
Lynne Powell, Strategic Policy and Compliance Coordinator – Water and Waste, Cairns Regional Council
“Developing Cairns' Organic Waste Roadmap”
Lynne is a key contributor to a number of qldwater activities including our SWEAP group and will discuss Cairns Regional Council’s planning approach to management of organic waste.
Register for this event here:
It would be advisable to test your connection prior to the event. For more detailed instructions, read this.
The COVID-19 web page has been updated with information from the following companies which have identified as potentially being in a position to offer support to service providers including remote mentoring, relief operations and other technical advice:
More to come, we are happy to include listings for other interested companies.
We anticipate that DNRME’s summary information on chemical availability will be posted towards the end of next week.
A short poll was conducted at yesterday’s online event around regulatory approaches to the pandemic, with the result suggesting that more communication was potentially needed. Much of the following has been posted through the Zoho forum;
More new information added to the forum this week including details of a new remote assistance technology, information on research trials finding COVID-19 in sewage as part of the FAQs section, a fact sheet on COVID-19 and biosolids in the Resources section, as well as links to useful guidance documents on vehicle use for civil work crews and human resources considerations for employers in the IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre.Back to list