SEP 12, 2019 - SEP 13, 2019 Rex Hotel Canberra

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,

  • Demand risk in recycled water investment
  • The potential for decentralised systems to service growth
  • Opportunities to overcome funding and pricing barriers
  • Moving beyond reactive drought response to proactive resilience
  • The role of water recycling in managing supply and demand cost effectively
  • Customer insights and engagement around different end uses
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks that govern australia’s water sector
    and the issues facing water authorities and users

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:TBA

  • 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

Rhys Anderson, Water Business Leader Vic, SA & Tas |
Environment and Resources, Arup

Rod Curtis, Manager Water Systems and Solutions at Western
Water- TBC

  • Reviewing available membrane technologies for water reuse
  • Drivers and challenges for membrane-based processes
  • Recent developments and potential improvements in membrane-based
    processes, including novel membranes, fouling control, increased
    recovery, energy reduction and concentrate management
  • Optimising membrane integrity and reliability visa- vis operating
    strategies and costs


Miranda Taylor, Senior Hydrogeologist, Rockwater Pty Ltd

  • 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 submissions
  • 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
    totalcommunity cost and benefits of complex stormwater
  • More sophisticated governance frameworks for
    Managingmultifunctional and decentralised stormwater assets
  • Better linkage between stormwater management and
    urbanplanning process

Panel Member:

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

Greg Ryan, Manager Utility Excellence at Water Services Association of Australia

Other Panel Members TBA

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