eFlash #487

eFlash #487

eFlash #487
Date: 02-Jun-2021

In this edition: Next Essentials Webinar - Register Now| Charters Towers Regional Conference| Reef Guideline - Now Available

1. Next Essentials Webinar - Register Now

The next qldwater Webinar is now open for registrations.

The session will focus on Asset Management to be held on 17 June 2021 at 10-11 am.

Our two presenters are:

Teng Yik (NT Power and Water Corporation) 
Ngukurr Asbestos Cement Main Project, NT 

NT Power and Water Corporation is responsible for the provision of safe drinking water to a population that is both widely dispersed and remote. The Ngukurr Aboriginal Community water reticulation system was serviced by asbestos cement mains installed in the 70s. Based on age, these mains were at the end of life and required replacement, and the system was experiencing very high levels of water loss (80-90%). This presentation examines the lessons from the renewal program. 

Moira Zeilinga (Clear Idea) 
Why is it important for water businesses to understand asset criticality? 

In late 2019, three Queensland Regional Councils and qldwater decided to collaborate on the development of a Statewide Network Asset Criticality Guideline. Working in partnership with the councils Moira developed a methodology, framework, and guideline for water and wastewater network infrastructure asset criticality with the intention of making it relevant for as many Queensland Water Service Providers as possible. The tool has now progressed to the trial stage, where it has been tested by several additional councils. This presentation leads on from that work, and the experiences that have come out of working with the councils on this important project. 

Registrations will be required to participate in this webinar. Click here to register and lock it in to your calendar. 

2. Charters Towers Regional Conference - Registrations Now Open

Our last qldwater regional conference for 2021 will be held in Charters Towers on the 21st and 22nd July, graciously hosted by Charters Towers Regional Council. Register Here 

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

There will be a site tour taking place on Wednesday 21st July from 2:30pm to 4:30pm for those who would like to visit the Weir Pump Station and the Water Treatment Plant followed by an optional two course dinner for those who would like to join us. Places are limited for the site tour due to the number of bus seats available so please register as soon as possible if you are planning to attend to secure your spot. 

As an additional incentive to attend the Charters Towers Conference, you have the opportunity in Charters Towers to be part of a new idea based on sharing stories through photos and videos.

Before you get scared off – it’s not about you, it’s about the interesting kit you operate, challenges you’ve faced and how you have innovated to address them. For the event, you are invited to bring along your best example of something interesting. To find out more, click here

Early bird registrations will be complimentary again for qldwater members with the event being run in a hybrid format however we hope to get as many people as possible to attend in person. 

The program is available on the event website.

 There will be a meeting for the Northern Queensland Alliance participants in the morning of the 21st before the site tour.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Naomi
(ncarragher@qldwater.com.au) if you are interested in sponsoring this event. 

Also thank you to our confirmed sponsors GanDen our dinner sponsor, Aquatec Maxcon, Royce Water Technologies and Aqualyng ICES our Gold Sponsors and McBerns & Taggle our Silver Sponsors. 

3. Reef Guidelines - Now Available

The Department of Environment and Science (the department) has now published the 'The Guideline for activities releasing contaminants into Reef catchment waters', which is now available on their website from 1 June 2021. 

Detailed responses as to how the department has addressed these issues is included in the Consultation report. If you require further information about feedback that was made on the guideline, you may contact the department by emailing RRS.consultation@des.qld.gov.au

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