Workshop and Panel Program (Day 1) | Ozwater

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Conference & Exhibition

Workshop and Panel Program (Day 1)

TUESDAY, 8 MAY 2018

Workshop One

The Water and Carbon Group Presents: 

WWTP SLUDGE CONVERSION FROM A WASTE PRODUCT TO A BENEFICIAL BIOSOLID - GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, QLD TRIALS, LEGISLATION AND FUTURE USES

Dewatering sludge from WWTPs is an ongoing issue that affects all utilities across Australia. One option to convert this sludge to a beneficial biosolid is through the use of Sludge Treatment Reed Beds (STRB). This workshop will look at a European perspective on treating waste using STRBs, localised STRB pilot plants on different Queensland utility sites, current biosolids regulations, and Queensland Urban Utilities’ perspectives on sludge management and biosolids reuse.  

 

Workshop Two

Yarra Valley Water Presents: 

YOU ARE WHAT YOU BUY - OPTIMISING SOCIAL VALUE THROUGH OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Within the water industry, the way in which our suppliers work to provide the goods and services that we rely on, matters. We collectively spend billions of dollars, which offers a tremendous opportunity to influence and have an impact, and highlights the importance of having leading practice. Participants will hear from sustainable procurement experts and practitioners, and have the opportunity to share their own experiences. We will also explore the benefits and social outcomes that can be delivered through economic empowerment and business opportunity. 

 

Workshop Three

Australian Water Association's Asset Management Specialist Network Presents: 

ORGANISATIONAL SUCCESS AND CUSTOMER OUTCOMES THROUGH A STRONG ASSET MANAGEMENT CULTURE

This workshop will address the development of strong asset management culture in water industry organisations. Firstly, the importance and key elements of a strong asset management culture will be explored. This will be followed by how to establish such a culture, including overcoming common barriers and providing authentic leadership. A panel will provide practical insights on the approaches their organisations implemented to develop their culture, and the benefits realised. 

Key outcomes include suggested practical approaches for developing a strong asset management culture to help water businesses achieve maximised business performance and customer outcomes. 

The workshop should appeal to technical and non-technical people who are directly or indirectly related to asset management. 

 

Panel Four

CRC for Water Sensitive Cities Presents:

IMPROVING LIVEABILITY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF AUSTRALIAN CITIES - HOW CAN THE WATER INDUSTRY INFLUENCE OUR RAPID URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HELP TO DELIVER THIS DESIRABLE OUTCOME?

Urban development in the next few decades will arguably have the biggest impact on the lifestyle of many Australians. Population growth, city densification, climate change and more will create major challenges for our cities to keep our liveability and productivity levels high. The role of water, and the water industry, is a critical factor in our future urban development to keep cities green, cool, resilient and sustainable. This panel will target water industry leaders and practitioners to explore and identify how the water industry could influence the ongoing, rapid growth of our cities and help deliver a better outcome. 

 

Workshop Five

Australian Water Association & Australian Water Partnership Presents: 

WOMEN OF WATER

The Australian Water Association, with support from the Australian Water Partnership, presents the Women of Water Workshop at Ozwater’18. 

As part of the Association’s Channelling Change program, this workshop offers the opportunity for Ozwater’18 delegates to hear from leading women of water from Australia and across the Indo-Pacific, and to participate in discussions on strategies, lessons and approaches to be considered by individuals and organisations to enhance gender equality within the workplace. 

This workshop will involve the participation of both men and women who are looking to become champions of women’s empowerment across Australia and South-East Asia.

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