eFlash #482

eFlash #482

eFlash #482
Date: 05-May-2021

In this edition: Review of STP Model Conditions| Charters Towers Conference – Call for Papers| Swimlocal and SWIM Training and Workshops

1. Review of STP Model Conditions

DES is reviewing model conditions for a range of environmental authorities (EAs) including those for STPs. As part of its engagement process, the Department has created a short online survey to get feedback on model conditions that are most problematic. This includes conditions that are unclear, difficult to understand, unnecessarily lengthy, or difficult with which to demonstrate compliance.

The aim of this stage is to identify “conditions that most warrant improvement” and there will be further targeted consultation later in the year. Further information on the project including how you can be involved can be found here or by contacting the Regional and Regulation Support team at rrs.consultation@des.qld.gov.au.

The survey will be open until Friday 28 May 2021.

2. Charters Towers Conference 21-22 July – Call for Papers

Coming up soon is our Charters Towers Regional Conference being held in Charters Towers on 21st and 22nd July, hosted by Charters Towers Regional Council.

The theme for the event will be focused on the ‘Water Quality Challenges in Northern Queensland’.

Have you learnt something new that you would like to share? Or partnered with an external business who you could co-present with? We want to know! The call is now open for presentations to fill 20-25 minutes slots.

This event will be run in a hybrid format however we hope to get as many people as possible to attend in person. There will be a meeting for NQ alliance participants in the morning of the 21st.

Presentations from qldwater members or organisations able to co-present with members will always be prioritised. We aim to make the process as easy as possible: you will need to provide us with a brief outline now and a PowerPoint a couple of days before the event. Please forward your ideas to dcameron@qldwater.com.au.

Early bird registrations will be complimentary again for qldwater members, with a dinner planned on the evening of the 21st.

 Thank you to our confirmed sponsors - GanDen our dinner sponsor dinner, Royce Water Technologies, Aquatec Maxcon and Aqualyng our Gold Sponsors and Taggle our Silver Sponsor.

Please contact Naomi (ncarragher@qldwater.com.au) if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

3. Swimlocal and SWIM Training and Workshops

qldwater will be holding some free swimlocal/SWIM training and workshops in the next couple months. If you would like training and cannot attend the below sessions, please let David know.

  • Longreach/Barcaldine: 17, 18, 19 and 21 May
  • Brisbane: 21-22 June

We can tailor the swimlocal training/setup work to whatever you need. For example, have training sessions for both ‘systems administrators’, i.e., those people who setup Users, sites, indicators, etc. and sessions for ‘data entry operators’, i.e., those people entering data via tablets and computers.

You can attend for as little or long as you want/need.

We will also have time to spend specifically helping you to setup or modify your swimlocal system to get the most out of it, e.g., add alerts, automating SWIM annual reporting, importing lab data directly, SCADA data imports, adding new sites/indictors, etc. and discussing future reporting tools and dashboards.

Please let me know if you (and/or other staff) are interested so we can work out numbers and meeting rooms.

Note that there should be minimal to no changes to the SWIM indicators this year.

If you have any questions about SWIM or swimlocal please contact David Scheltinga (dscheltinga@qldwater.com.au).

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