eFlash #464

eFlash #464

eFlash #464
Date: 16-Dec-2020

In this edition: Sustainable Services for Regional and Remote Communities Event - Registrations Open Now!

1. Sustainable Services for Regional and Remote Communities Event - Registrations Open Now!

The Queensland Water Directorate and New South Wales Water Directorate are pleased to announce that the registration portal is now open. Our rescheduled joint event – ‘Sustainable water and sewerage services for regional and remote communities’ will now be held in Goondiwindi on 17-18 February 2021.

It will be another 'hybrid' event. We hope to see as many members and stakeholders attend in person and there will also be a large online component which we hope to make as interactive as possible for those attending virtually.

A preliminary version of the program is able on the event website but will include a mix of speakers on strategic and technical solutions, as well as panel sessions and workshops to explore five themes relevant to small and remote communities:

1. Funding water and sewerage services responsibly and sustainably
2. Choosing fit-for-purpose technology and skills
3. Negotiating levels of service
4. Appropriate approaches to compliance and regulation
5. Readiness for alternative supplies

All sessions will be available online with interactive sessions to keep all participants involved in the discussion and canvass ideas and opinions.

A sample of presentation topics include:

  • Resilience in Small Towns.
  • Panel session on shared strategic challenges including panelists from NSW, NT, Qld and WSAA
  • Exploring governance and regulation for small communities
  • Session on navigating technology traps
  • Workshop on key messages for decision-makers and funders in other levels of government

The new program represents a slight shift in focus – while we were originally keen to include a showcase of fit-for-purpose technologies, the original intent will be difficult to deliver in a hybrid format, and many of the presentations have now been picked up through our Essentials Webinars.
This is not a standard conference – it is a specifically themed event with a strategic aim of informing our industry roadmap – developing practical recommendations for service providers and government. It is also an exciting collaboration opportunity with NSW.

Early bird prices are available to those who register prior to 15 January 2021. Register here to book your spot now!

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors for their support for the upcoming event. It has made it possible to make early bird registration fees free for qldwater & NSW Water Directorate members.

Principal Sponsor – GanDen
Gold Sponsors – Royce Water Technologies, Aquatec Maxcon and Sigura Water
Silver Sponsors – 360 Engineering, VEGA, McBerns Innovative Solutions, CIVILPIPES and Challenger Valves
Dinner Sponsor – Xylem

We hope to see you there!

qldwater is a business unit of IPWEAQ 

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