October 15, 2019 - October 16, 2019 Bayview Eden 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,

  • Victorian Government recognizes the regulatory arrangements for recycled water and stormwater need to be clarified and improved
  • Current guidelines are outdated and at times unclear and contradict one another
  • Revised guidelines are expected to facilitate the government’s objective of supporting the increased uptake of diverse water sources, particularly recycled water
  • DELWP is leading the guideline review, in partnership with representatives from EPA, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), VicWater and Yarra Valley Water
  • Objectives of the review are more efficient and proportional regulatory processes, clearer accountabilities of all stakeholders, harm prevention – human health and the environment, better system evaluation and performance and an adaptive regulatory framework
  • Revised guidelines will support the new amended Environment Protection Act 2017 and General Environmental Duty which will come into operation on 1 July 2020.

Naren Narenthiran, Senior Applied Scientist – Water Technology Environmental Solutions, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

A panel of industry experts will openly share their woes and lessons

  • How much does it really cost to operate that plant
  • What operator input is needed (not the marketing brochure spiel)
  • Compliance – really?
  • Inflow variations – what the client didn’t tell you (“I just wanted a
    plant that meets my effluent criteria)”)
  • Lessons learnt etc

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

panel Members:
Iouri Vaisman, Director, IVWater Solutions Pty Ltd
Mark Wiltshire, UV and Standard Products Specialist, Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd
Kathy Northcott, Research Manager, Water Research Australia
Dharma Dharmabalan, General Manager – Systems Performance & Major Projects, TasWater

Phil Krasnostein, Founder and Principal, Optimos Solutions

  • Treatment, Disinfection and Processes
  • Assessment of Risks & Mitigation
  • Managing Risk

Thava Palanisami, Senior Research Fellow at University
of Newcastle

  • Water reuse at MOP
  • Operation & maintenance – lessons learnt
  • Economic and social impact
  • Looking into the future

Iouri Vaisman, Director, IVWater Solutions Pty Ltd

The City of Casey is committed to reduce its potable water consumption. Council’s Integrated Water Management Target requires Council to reduce its 2030 projected potable water consumption by 30%.
Casey aspires to create “Australia’s Most Liveable City ”. Green open space available to community all round the year for playing is essential for delivering adequate liveability and amenity benefits. Council reserves contributes to approximately 40% of Council total potable water consumption. An alternative source of supply for Casey’s recreational reserves will:

  • Reduce Council’s potable water use
  • Ensure reliable supply for Casey’s recreational reserve
  • Deliver improved health and amenity benefits for Casey community
  • Create greener open spaces
  • Reduce heat island effects
  • The priority reserves (5) could together save up to 70 ML of potable
    water per year, if the stormwater harvesting assets supply nearby
    recreational centres.
  • The presentation will provide a summary on:

  • How Council progressed with the project
  • Matrix to identify Council’s top five alternative water/ stromwater
    harvesting projects
  • Key learnings

Nausheen Obaid, Water Officer , City of Casey
Rob Catchlove, Director, Wave Consulting

  • The potential loss of containment of pathogens by MBRs has rightly
    been considered as an important hazardous event, limiting significantly
    its log removal credit
  • The reliability of MBRs in removing pathogens has been justified and
  • This resulted in a series of recommendations to health regulators and
    practitioners for the development of validation guidelines now available
    in Australia (waterval.com.au)
  • The impact of eight hazardous events on key bulk water quality
    parameters, and on removal of indicator microorganisms during MBR
    operation has been systematically assessed
  • The reliability of conventional online monitoring techniques, such as
    turbidity, has been demonstrated as appropriate membrane integrity

Pierre Le-Clech, Assoc Professor, University of New South

  • Some of the risks and opportunities that need to be considered when planning a recycled water scheme.
  • What’s involved in the commissioning, validation and operation of existing recycled water schemes
  • Planning and design of new schemes
  • Lessons learnt from the last drought – and make the schemes more robust, reliable etc.

Gemma Keane, Technical Director, Water, Aurecon

  • Background: As one of Australia’s fastest growing regions
    Hervey Bay, and the Fraser Coast, faces significant future
    population and tourism growth. This creates opportunities as
    well as puts pressure on current infrastructure to cater for future
  • Selection Process: To service the projected increase in sewage
    loading, significant work was undertaken as part of a site
    selection process for a major Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)
    capacity increase project. A site selection Multi Criteria Analysis
    was conducted to establish three key options.
  • Community Consultation: The Fraser Coast Regional Council is
    engaging with the community to seek feedback on the options
    for a major sewage treatment plant (STP) capacity increase
  • Reuse Modelling: Hydrodynamic modelling of nutrient
    accumulation in coastal waters as compared to economic / social
    projections associated with Reuse expansion.
  • Reuse Policy and Legislation: Statutory design considerations
    include 90 % reuse of all Average Dry Weather flow. Restrictions
    apply to release quantity and quality, all of which needs to be
    factored in to the final design.


Ben McClatchie, Water Reuse Superintendent at Wide Bay Water Corporation

  • CWW’s journey thus far – presenting a timeline of events, the
    drivers and our past projects
  • CWW’s SWH Partnering fund – presenting our funding model,
    the eligibility criteria and the outcomes of our Round 1
  • Projects in the pipeline – presenting the work we are doing to
    plan and delivery an integrated water systems


Tom Stephanou, Strategic Project Engineer, IWM &
Liveability Strategy and Planning, City West Water

  • Stormwater Technologies
  • Development of economic models to better understand the
    total community cost and benefits of complex stormwater systems
  • More sophisticated governance frameworks for
    Managingmultifunctional and decentralised stormwater assets
  • Better linkage between stormwater management and
    urbanplanning process

Panel Chair:

Stuart Khan, Professor Of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW
Panel Members:
Nausheen Obaid, Water Officer , City of Casey
Rob Catchlove, Director, Wave Consulting

Speaking Opportunities

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