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eFlash #458

eFlash #458
Date: 11-Nov-2020

In this edition: Reminder Tomorrow ‘The Great Debate’ - Free Live Stream for All| Drinking Water Quality Risk Management within an ISO 31000 Framework by Annette Davison| Next Essentials Webinar| Did you know!

1. Reminder Tomorrow ‘The Great Debate’ – Live Stream Free to All 12 November

As most of you may be aware, tomorrow IPWEAQ will be hosting the ‘The Great Debate’.

Watch Josh Flanders (St George Project Services), Moira Zeilinga (Clear Idea) and Dr Rob Fearon (qldwater) take on Seren McKenzie (Southern Downs Regional Council), Trevor Dean (Fraser Coast Regional Council) and Maddy Stahlhut (GHD) argue that "Engineers are introverts and are disconnected from the world around them".

Tune in to support your fellow colleagues and see who has what it takes to win the crown.

· Cost: Complimentary
· When: Thursday 12 November
· Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Register via the The Great Debate registration page to confirm your attendance.

Any queries regarding the debate, please don't hesitate to contact Monica Robertson.

2.Drinking Water Quality Risk Management within an ISO 31000 Framework by Annette Davison   

It’s been nearly a year in its gestation but Annette’s book on drinking water quality risk management, within an ISO 31000 framework, is finally out! 

The objective of this book is to provide users with an applied approach to drinking water quality risk management, supported by many practical examples from work conducted over many years with a range of colleagues and for a range of organisations. Knowing that drinking water quality management is everyone’s business and not everyone will be interested in every chapter, a ‘grab sample’ section has been provided at the end of the book. This section summarises all the chapters – allowing the reader to review the key risk points, and then navigate to the detailed chapter of interest to them. 

This book is intended as a working resource to help anyone who uses, produces, manages or regulates drinking water quality, understand and improve drinking water quality risk management, within an ISO 31000 framework. 

What’s more, purchasing it, will benefit both WaterAid and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation with part proceeds going jointly to these two charities. 

If you would like to buy a copy, please click here

3. Next Essentials Webinar

Our next Essentials Webinar (#16) will be held on Thursday 26 November at 10am… note this one is a week later than normal to avoid a conflict with the AWA Queensland Conference.

Our esteemed presenters are:

  • Luke Sawtell(Urban Utilities, Water Services Sector Group) – the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) Mutual Aid Guidelines

Luke chairs the Water Services Sector Group which provides an important forum for water utilities to come together to share knowledge and develop capability in the areas of security, business continuity, incident and emergency management and critical infrastructure resilience for the Australian water industry. The revised Mutual Aid Guidelines provide a framework for water service providers to work together to provide mutual support in recovering from significant emergencies/ events.

  • Sen Vigneswaran(Townsville City Council) – TigerNix Asset Failure Predictive Analytics

TigerNix Asset Predictive Analytics is a modelling solution using machine learning, BI and Big Data technologies to improve asset failure predictions and Sen is ready to talk about some of the very positive results.

  • Jeanette Harold(Fraser Coast Regional Council) – Lagoon pH licence amendments

Fraser Coast has recently been through a process of renegotiating licences to address unachievable pH limits. Join Jeanette to hear why and how!

Hope you can join us, please register here

4. Did you know!

Did you know qldwater’s Sewage and Water Environmental Expert Panel (SWEAP) is the peak group for environmental issues across Queensland’s urban service providers. An overview of the group was provided in a recent presentation by the Chair, Mark Vis


qldwater is a business unit of IPWEAQ 

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