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eFlash #444

eFlash #444
Date: 05-Aug-2020

In this edition: qldwater Web Update| Sigura Taste Test and Trivia Teaser| Essential Webinar Reminder.

1. qldwater Web Update – accessing the good stuff

After a lengthy and painful process, we have finally kissed our old Business Catalyst site goodbye and entered a new era of web hosting with a start-up called Treepl. The move was prompted by Adobe announcing the End of Life for BC, forcing the mass migration of thousands of sites.

The process was onerous with more than 2,800 documents in our resource library all classified and assigned to different secure zones, and many hiccups along the way. It did, however, offer a great opportunity to refine and improve our resource library while also improving the look and feel of the site.

Members will need to change their passwords when logging in to the new site for the first time – click on this link or from the Member Log In button on the home page, click the Forgot password?

We also profusely apologise for the sometimes painful experience with the eCaptcha on login forms – we have found it to be quite painful at times but it is mandatory to protect the server from attacks. If you’re like some of us and your eyesight is letting you down, you can refresh the pictures and request different pics.

So what’s new?

Our resource library continues to grow. This week we’ve added a range of tender documents including:

  • emergency pond pump station installations at Boyne Island
  • research, development and innovation priorities for the Queensland Water Monitoring Network
  • water meter renewal program in the South Burnett region
  • reservoirs upgrades in Goondiwindi
  • material testing services in Gladstone
  • sewerage pump station odour control, also in Gladstone.

We’ve also been expanding our career resources and we embed the video recordings of our Essentials Webinar series after each event.

Let us know if you find any missing links as we aim to make our website the go-to resource for our members – you are, after all, the reason we exist!

More detailed instructions (with pictures) are available here.

2. Sigura Taste Test and Trivia Teaser

Next week’s eFlash should include more detailed instructions on how to enter the Taste Test Trivia on 10 September and the Taste Test itself, along with some details of your judges.

We can confirm your compere for the tasting will be Trevor (Guy Smiley) Dean, former TRG Chair and current IPWEAQ Board member. There is no truth to the rumour that we asked him to compete because we wanted to ensure he wasn’t saying anything inappropriate when tasting a sample which didn’t suit his palate.

As a gift for those who take the time to read e-flashes, for the next few weeks we will be providing you with one question and answer for the Trivia competition. (Don’t worry, it won’t all be about water tasting)

Q: Where and when was the first Australian taste test event held?

A: The Best of the West in Normanton in 2011, judged by esteemed panelists – Matt Fanning, David Wiskar, Simone Talbot and Michael Lever.

Block out your diaries from 2:00 on 10 Sep, start thinking about some teams and anything else you might want to taste locally while our panel gets stuck into the best water in Queensland.

3. Essentials Webinar Reminder

The next 90 minute session will be held on 20 August 2020 – you can register using this link.

We have three speakers covering a diversity of topics:

Jenna Baas from Sunwater will speak on "The Sunwater Cultural Journey", reprising her very well received presentation from the Water Skills Forum back in March. 

  • Dr Yarong Song from the Advanced Water Management Centre at UQ will outline her research "Protect Sewer: Investigate sewer corrosion using multidisciplinary techniques"
  • Sean Askew from Bundaberg Regional Council will speak on "Our program management software – Monday.com. Capital delivery success…" 

 qldwater is a business unit of IPWEAQ

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