In this edition: Draft Australian Standard for Flushable Products| Special Webinar on Progress with COVID Sewage Surveillance| Watch: The Fundamentals of Remote Assistance Technologies| The Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test - Enter Now!| Position Available – Cairns Regional Council
For the past couple of years, qldwater has been participating in a Standards Australia working group led by WSAA to draft a standard for Flushable Products. The group includes experts from the water sector and the flushable products industry. A draft standard (AS/NZS 5328:2021, Flushable Products) is now being released for public review and comment. The document opens for comment on 30 August and closes Monday 1 November. Water sector members and the public can view and/or download draft documents and provide comments through the Public Commenting Management System (PCMS). In order to access PCMS you will need to have a Standards Australia account/profile. There is a self-registration process that can be done here.
We have an additional Essentials Webinar programmed for the 28 September 1:30 – 2:30 on Sewage Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2. We are fortunate to have update presentations on both the successful national Collossos program (Dan Deere) and also on the Queensland-wide monitoring organised through Queensland Health (Jochen Mueller, UQ). This is a great chance to catch up on how the sewer monitoring in being used to trace COVID outbreaks and how the information (and samples) you are providing are being used. We will send out registration details in the coming week, but please save the date.
At the request of the Water Skills Partnership, qldwater hosted a Fundamentals Webinar exploring the latest technology available for capturing knowledge and supporting and mentoring remote workers.
David Francis, CEO of Virtual Method has been at the forefront of consumer-facing commercial assisted and virtual reality since 2010 and has been a keynote speaker around Australia, Europe and across Asia on the application of these technologies across a range of industries.
A recording of David’s presentation is available for download by employees of qldwater Members, Affiliates and Water Skills Partners: https://qldwater.com.au/fundamentals-webinar-series.
With only 13 days left until the Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test competition. We are calling all qldwater members to take part in the upcoming competition.
Some of our members take the competition more seriously than others and even host their own taste test events to select their best sample to enter!
Each year the competition gets bigger and better. Since its inception in 2011, the competition now crosses borders with WIOA taking the challenge to NSW with the Water of Origin Taste Test. Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania followed with the first National Ixom Australia Best of the Best Tasting Tap Water competition held in 2015.
Last year’s winner Livingstone Shire has confirmed it will again be entering so the challenge is on to knock them off their perch.
To enter the taste test competition, please fill out the entry form here.
Contracts Inspector – CW698 (Full-Time Permanent)
Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a Contracts Inspector to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department.
Primary Objective of the position:
To be successful in this role you must have:
For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by visiting the Cairns Regional Council website, scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.
Enquiries: Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Ph:(07) 4044 3310
Applications Close: Sunday, 05 September 2021