eFlash #452

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eFlash #452
Date: 30-Sep-2020

In This Edition - Atherton Conference – Last Chance!| Water Sector Submission on Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance| Did you know!

1. Atherton Conference – Last Chance!

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

BUT WAIT!! With COVID restrictions eased, we have been able to expand the number of in person attendee registrations for the Atherton Conference. You better hurry and register as spaces are limited. Registrations close this Friday 2nd October. 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. Water Sector Submission on Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance

The Water Services Association of Australia has led the development of this joint submission on behalf of WSAA, the New South Wales Water Directorate, Queensland Water Directorate, VicWater and The Water Services Sector Group, in response to the Consultation Paper released by the Department of Home Affairs in August.

The submission acknowledges emerging cyber-security risks posed to our sector, and proposes a number of practical ways of ensuring that regulatory reform addresses those risks without imposing unnecessary costs on utilities.

Please contact dcameron@qldwater.com.au if you have any enquiries in relation to the submission. 

Also note Luke Sawtell, the Executive Chair of the Water Services Sector Group is currently scheduled to present at the qldwater Essentials Webinar on 26 November on the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) referred to in the submission, including the draft new WSSG mutual aid guideline.

3. Did you know!

Did you know that Urban Utilities is the qldwater member to have made most contributions to the resource library with well over 50 documents? We receive regular requests for good stuff to save re-inventing the wheel and populate the library gradually based on these requests, but know there are plenty of gaps out there, and are yet to work out a good way of filling them. Other members are always after good policies and document templates – what have you got? As an example – check out “Water Source – Member Sample Documents” for a category which could do with some attention!


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