OCT 15, 2019 - OCT 16, 2019 Bayview Eden Hotel Melbourne

Hear about latest developments in water recycling, best practices in water reuse, future of Potable reuse, stormwater management, innovative technologies& applications


Stuart Khan, Professor Of Civil & Environmental Engineering,

  • Current state of the water recycling
  • Water recycling future in Australia
  • Technology developments
  • Potable reuse

Panel Chair:
Stuart Khan, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering,

Panel Members:
John Poon, Regional Solutions Director – Drinking Water and
Reuse, Asia Pacific Middle East, Jacobs

Ted Gardner, Scientist at Arris Water
Doug Halloran, Coordinator Zero Waste Planning, Barwon

Gemma Keane, Technical Director, Water, Aurecon

Outline the key findings of the white paper on sustainable hydrogen and what it means for the water industry and other sectors such as transportation. The paper is a cross-sector and collaborative effort between water, power, transport, energy and strategic consulting at Jacobs by national and international teams. The paper gives new and profound insights into the future role of recycled water and water utilities in a sustainable hydrogen future. There are major opportunities to decarbonise operations, create new
revenue streams, use recycled water and forever change energy consumption in treatment plants. Other deep insights that could not fit into the paper are to be highlighted. Many of these are to do with cities of the future and
circular economy.


  • John Poon, Regional Solutions Director – Drinking Water and Reuse, Asia Pacific Middle East, Jacobs
  • Potable reuse is an increasingly important strategy in the USA
  • Major regulatory developments have occurred to support it
  • Australia has made important progress on process validation
  • There are numerous drivers for potable reuse in Australia
  • Numerous Australian cities are now identifying the opportunities

Stuart Khan, Professor Of Civil & Environmental Engineering,

  • Potable reuse is seen as a viable solution to ensuring water security in
    a sustainable manner in many countries around the world;
  • The importance of ensuring single agency responsibility for the
    overall potable reuse scheme starting from source control through to
    the end use of the drinking water produced;
  • The need for adoption of a risk management framework to identify all
    hazards and risks, together with the means of reducing all risks to a
    ‘tolerable’ level – there can never be zero risk;
  • The importance of ‘process validation’ – steps to be taken to ensure
    that each process unit operates and performs as intended;
  • Recent developments in process validation methodologies – local and
    international experiences.

Ian Law, Chief Executive, IBL Solutions, Adjunct Professor,
University of Queensland

  • Over a 50 year period, Salisbury, South Australia, expanded from
    4160 to over 140,000 people,
  • Early subdivisional planning of the expanding city included the
    management of stormwater
  • Stormwater and groundwater were integrated with use of wetlands
    and managed aquifer recharge.
  • Local and other governments contributed with developers and
    industry to build the infrastructure including a link main joining the
    managed aquifer recharge locations.
  • The City of Salisbury established a commercial business with over
    500 external customers, supplying recycled water for non-potable
    amenity and industrial use.
  • Research has shown that with little additional water treatment,
    water originally treated through wetlands, and aquifer storage
    could be safely withdrawn for a range of uses including as a
    potential potable water source.

Dr John Radcliffe AM FTSE, Honorary Research Fellow, CSIRO
Land and Water

Panel Chair:
Stuart Khan, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering,

Panel Members:
Ian Law, Chief Executive, IBL Solutions, Adjunct Professor,
University of Queensland

Dr John Radcliffe, Honorary Research Fellow, CSIRO Land &
Water, a Chair, Research Advisory Committee,
Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence

Dr Anna Hurlimann, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, The University of Melbourne
Kathy Northcott, Research Manager, Water Research Australia

  • An efficient process for advanced tertiary treatment of
  • Validated disinfection performance to most demanding
  • High removal efficiency of organic and inorganic contaminants
    while retaining essential elements
  • High re-use efficiency (>95%)
  • Low energy consumption

Joshua Pinto, Sales Director, Infinite Water

  • Groundwater replenishment is part of Water Corporation’s long-term
    plan to secure water supplies
  • Water Corporation carried out a three year trial from 2010-2012 and
    was a success
  • Stage 1 of the full scale scheme is completed and can recharge up to
    14 billion litres a year
  • Expansion of the scheme is currently underway to increase capacity
    to 28 billion litres
  • Approval for the expansion of the scheme expected late 2019

Stacey Hamilton, Snr Tech Adv – Membrane Treatment, Water
Quality, Water Corporation

  • The importance of water security to agribusiness
  • The Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS)
  • High tech protected cropping
  • International demand for healthy food
  • Opportunity for a new export industry
  • Recycled water helps stimulate jobs and growth

Neil Palmer, Principal – Water, Tonkin.Former CEONational
Centre of Excellence in Desalination

Discussion 1: Use of Recycled Water: Public perception,
engagement, and Trends in public acceptance

Discussion 2: Guidelines, Regulation&Compliance

Discussion 3: Water Security for future – Do we have a plan in place?

Discussion 4: Global Trends & Opportunities


Stuart Khan, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW

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