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Photo gallery: Scenes from the final day at Ozwater'19

From the closing keynotes to the Industry Safety and Wellbeing Program, there was still a lot left to discover as the southern hemisphere's largest water sector conference drew to a close yesterday.

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Carmel Krogh takes the reins as AWA president

After an incredibly successful two-year term, Australian Water Association (AWA) President Francois Gouws has passed the leadership to Carmel Krogh.

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Water sensitive design is at the heart of Australia’s largest urban renewal project

At Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend development, engineers and urban planners have a unique opportunity to build a water sensitive city from the ground up.

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Final reflections on transforming our world from Ozwater’19

More than 4700 water professionals from Australia and around the world gathered in Melbourne for Ozwater’19 recently, to hear from experts and share their own ideas around a central theme: transforming our world.

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Who will be named the 2019 Water Professional of the Year?

Australia’s top water professionals are going head-to-head at the Australian Water Awards. The national winner will be crowned at the Ozwater’19 Gala Dinner on Wednesday 8 May.

Engaging with the community in a meaningful way can encourage water businesses to do things differently, as Melbourne Water discovered with its Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek (EODC) project..

Meet the contenders for the 2019 Young Water Professional of the Year Award

These 2019 Young Water Professional of the Year Award state winners are going head-to-head at the Australian Water Awards, where the national winner will be crowned on Wednesday 8 May.

Australia’s brightest young minds will compete for the title of 2019 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner at the Australian Water Awards, held on Wednesday 8 May.

The young minds competing for the 2019 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Australia’s brightest young minds will compete for the title of 2019 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner at the Australian Water Awards, held on Wednesday 8 May.

Australia’s top research projects will compete for the national title of the 2019 Research Innovation Award in the Australian Water Association’s National Water Awards.

Who will take home the 2019 Research Innovation Award?

Australia’s top research projects will compete for the national title of the 2019 Research Innovation Award in the Australian Water Association’s National Water Awards.

Australia’s top infrastructure projects will compete for the national title of the 2019 Infrastructure Project Innovation Award in the Australian Water Association’s National Water Awards.

Meet the finalists for the 2019 Infrastructure Project Innovation Award

Australia’s top infrastructure projects will compete for the national title of the 2019 Infrastructure Project Innovation Award in the Australian Water Association’s National Water Awards.

Engaging with the community in a meaningful way can encourage water businesses to do things differently, as Melbourne Water discovered with its Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek (EODC) project.

Melbourne Water takes sewerage management to the community

Engaging with the community in a meaningful way can encourage water businesses to do things differently, as Melbourne Water discovered with its Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek (EODC) project.

Growing up next to Tāngonge, a wetland in the far north of New Zealand, has given stormwater engineer Troy Brockbank a lifelong passion for water and a desire to bring a Te Ao Māori (Indigenous Māori worldview) to helping protect it.

From ownership to stewardship: how Te Ao Māori is changing water management in New Zealand

Growing up next to Tāngonge, a wetland in the far north of New Zealand, has given stormwater engineer Troy Brockbank a lifelong passion for water and a desire to bring a Te Ao Māori (Indigenous Māori worldview) to helping protect it.

Engaging with the community in a meaningful way can encourage water businesses to do things differently, as Melbourne Water discovered with its Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek (EODC) project.

New machine learning tool predicts sewage overflows

A new AI tool predicts when sewage overflows will occur during extreme wet weather events, helping utilities potentially avoid them completely.

A new AI tool predicts when sewage overflows will occur during extreme wet weather events, helping utilities potentially avoid them completely.

Water NZ chief calls for national water regulator

New Zealand needs a new independent water regulator with the power and resources to set standards and enforce them, Water NZ Chief Executive John Pfahlert said.

ffective management of catchments for drinking water requires a range of measures, both regulatory and non-regulatory, in order to address risks to water quality.

How Seqwater protects South East Queensland’s drinking water catchments

Effective management of catchments for drinking water requires a range of measures, both regulatory and non-regulatory, in order to address risks to water quality.

Water professional or not, it’s a rare person who wants a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) built in their backyard.

How this council turned its community engagement around

Water professional or not, it’s a rare person who wants a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) built in their backyard.

Water utilities generate large volumes of drawings, documents and data as part of creating new or maintaining and operating their facilities and network infrastructure.

How to transform your legacy data into usable digital assets

Water utilities generate large volumes of drawings, documents and data as part of creating new or maintaining and operating their facilities and network infrastructure.

The largest water industry conference in the southern hemisphere, Ozwater’19, is just a month away. Hosted by the Australian Water Association, this year’s event will focus on ‘transforming our world’ and will see more than 200 presenters take to the stage to discuss the important topics impacting the industry.

Get a sneak peek at the top Ozwater’19 papers

The largest water industry conference in the southern hemisphere, Ozwater’19, is just a month away. Hosted by the Australian Water Association, this year’s event will focus on ‘transforming our world’ and will see more than 200 presenters take to the stage to discuss the important topics impacting the industry.

The nature of Interflow’s work renewing deteriorated pipelines means a high-risk work environment is unavoidable. But a revitalised direction and a focus on managing safety will reduce potential harm.

Interflow aims for zero harm with safety culture transformation

The nature of Interflow’s work renewing deteriorated pipelines means a high-risk work environment is unavoidable. But a revitalised direction and a focus on managing safety will reduce potential harm.

As demand for water in Western Australia (WA) increases and supply decreases, an innovative model is helping both government and industry make long-term plans for sustainable development.

Planning ahead: WA models water supply and demand to 2060

As demand for water in Western Australia (WA) increases and supply decreases, an innovative model is helping both government and industry make long-term plans for sustainable development.

Who are the customers of the future, what do they want and how can water utilities best serve them?

Do you know your customers of the future?

Who are the customers of the future, what do they want and how can water utilities best serve them?

Here’s how one utility is dealing with ageing asbestos in water mains

Here’s how one utility is dealing with ageing asbestos in water mains

As the 40,000 km of asbestos cement (AC) water pipes across Australia continue to deteriorate in the coming decades, water utilities must find safe ways to rehabilitate their assets.

Wastewater treatment plants shift from energy consumers to producers

Wastewater treatment plants shift from energy consumers to producers

With the right technology, wastewater treatment plants can move from a focus on biosolids disposal to become energy-positive biofactories that produce a valuable product.

Cross-sector collaboration the key to achieving SDGs

Cross-sector collaboration the key to achieving SDGs

Australian water authorities have a history of progressing sustainable development, but working with other sectors will help the industry bring about even greater change.

Sewer robot checks for concrete corrosion

Sewer robot checks for concrete corrosion

A new tool for measuring concrete corrosion in sewer access points will help water utilities to prioritise repairs and save time and money.

Mina Guli holding Aussie flag

Mina Guli set to transform our world at Ozwater’19

Mina Guli is a global leader, entrepreneur and adventurer committed to transforming the world. As the first Ozwater’19 keynote speaker, she’s set to inspire delegates to transform the world too.

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Our emerging water leaders need to solve problems and sell ideas

As emerging water leaders, young water professionals (YWPs) need to evolve their capabilities and consider whether to revolutionise their careers, writes Michael Webber.

Does Australia need recycled water ambassadors to change public perceptions?

What’s an engaging way to get customers to embrace recycled drinking water? Use it to brew beer.

Melbourne Water develops VR tech to make training safer

Melbourne Water is taking the risk out of training staff on highly specialised equipment by doing it in the virtual world.

How this utility changed customer behaviour with a simple text message

When faced with the problem that 20% of its customers were receiving a final notice before paying their bills, Yarra Valley Water (YVW) went to the source to find a solution.

How this regional council introduced health-based targets for drinking water

Health-based targets (HBT) help water utilities evaluate the safety of their drinking water, but a lack of resources and data can make assessment difficult for some regional water businesses.

 

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