eFlash #499

eFlash #499

eFlash #499
Date: 26-Aug-2021

In this edition: qldwater Annual Forum 2021 - Registrations CLOSE TOMORROW! 

1. qldwater Annual Forum 2021 - Registrations CLOSE TOMORROW!

So we are on track for an excellent Annual Forum with only a few modifications to the program in spite of COVID-related challenges. Obviously there are a few presenters who will be joining us online rather than face-to-face and Adam Lovell is no longer in a position to provide a dinner presentation (but we will always find a spot for Adam at a future event).

This is your last chance to register for the upcoming Forum with registrations closing tomorrow at 5pm.

The qldwater Annual Forum hosted by Redland City Council, is being held on the 8th & 9th of September with an additional ‘Automated Metering’ themed workshop being held on the 7th of September. Register Here

The full program for the three days is available on our event website.

 7 September – ‘Automated Metering Workshop’ It will be a great opportunity to share experiences in automated metering and our increasingly digital operating environment, as well as the chance to connect with industry experts and vendors.

 8 September – A Day on North Stradbroke Island with a range of fun activities

Unfortunately we’ve been advised by Seqwater and Redland City Council that visitors at treatment plants are not allowed. This is perfectly understandable in the circumstances. While essential workers are afforded some extra access provisions, there is currently no fix in Qld for those who might be quarantined due to close contact with an infected person and all SEQ utilities have implemented some level of extra control to reduce that risk.

 The tour is still happening with some local presentations in lieu of the site visits, as well as a thought-provoking panel session at the pub which is aimed to bring together a number of practitioners faced with challenges of managing transient populations, either broader scale boom/ bust or seasonal fluctuations.

 Add to this the Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test, some specific Redland City presentations on innovative projects, some entertaining vendor pitches and great networking opportunities on an island! We’ve also managed to secure the services of Bacchus Brewing, creator of Livingstone Lager (the beer using the 2017 taste test winning water) to conduct a beer tasting prior to the dinner. Bacchus is coincidentally based close-by at Capalaba.

The Annual Forum Dinner provides the chance to network with other delegates over a three course meal and listen to our keynote speaker Andrew Curthoys from Cross River Rail.

"Andrew Curthoys is the Digital Relationships Manager from Cross River Rail. Andrew is a digital subject matter expert and has been an integral part of Cross River Rails journey in delivery of their digital federated model. The federated data model allows the Cross River Rail team to utilise BIM, GIS and other data sets to generate a ‘real time’ model, assisting in both construction and troubleshooting. The evening will allow Andrew to talk through the Cross River Rail journey and include a live demonstration of the models."

9 September – The Annual Forum day will be focused on Industry Strategy (building on the highly successful 2019 event) and 'Is Asset Management for Water and Sewerage in Queensland broken?' Speakers from around the state and nationally will provide case studies on how AM is improving.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available across the three days. If you are interested in sponsoring any of the days, please contact Naomi Carragher on 07 3632 6850 or ncarragher@qldwater.com.au.

 Thank you to our confirmed sponsors Calibre Group, Royce Water Technologies, Taggle, Veolia, Aquatec Maxcon, Suez, Concept Services.

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