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eFlash #448

eFlash #448
Date: 04-Sep-2020

In this edition: Sigura Taste Test – Next Week| Sigura Taste Test – Game on Trivia!| Water and Wastewater Chemical List Updated| Atherton Conference 2020 – Registrations Now Open!| Next Essentials Webinar| Did you know!| Trivia gift!

1. Sigura Taste Test – Next Week

We have received 8 entries for this year’s Sigura Taste Test Competition, and it will be happening next week! 

Remember to get your samples ready and ship two litres of your liquid gold to Level 1, 6 Eagleview Place, Eagle Farm by Wednesday, 9th September 2020. 

HOT TIP: If you want your sample to taste pure and crisp, send your samples in glass bottles, not plastic! Don’t let a rookie error ruin your chances.

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

2. Sigura Taste Test – Game on Trivia!

How well do you know your Trivia? While the taste test judging is happening, we will be running a face-to-face and virtual game of Kahoot Trivia.

Don’t miss out! There will be pre-recorded contestant videos and interviewing of the judges. Make sure you’re seated with food and drinks ready to go by 1:55pm for a 2pm start so you don’t miss out.

If you would like to be a part of the Kahoot Trivia being held on Thursday 10th September 2020, for a chance at some great prizes, please email enquiry@qldwater.com.au ASAP and a meeting request will be sent through, with instructions to follow closer to the day. You can play individually or as a team, completely up to you.

3. Water and Wastewater Chemical List Updated

With the Victorian COVID situation leading to tighter border restrictions, DNRME has reviewed its chemical supplier list with potential impacts for water and wastewater chemical supply chains. 

There does not appear to be any significant supply chain issues that suppliers are reporting, however you can find the updated list here on our qldwater website. 

DNRME department intends to update the information on an as needs basis in future. 

4. Atherton Conference 2020 – Registrations Now Open!

With only six 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. 

5. Next Essentials 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. 

6. Did you know!

Did you know that you can see the EA requirements for any licence in Queensland online? It is a bit hard to wade through the individual PDFs but qldwater has made a summary of some of the STP information for members – contact Rob Fearon (rfearon@qldwater.com.au) for details. 

7. Trivia gift!

For eFlash readers, a gift question for the Trivia competition to be held on 10 September as part of the Sigura Taste Test.

Q: What year did Bill Gates graduate from Harvard University?

A: He didn’t graduate. He left and co-founded Microsoft Corp.

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