ONLINE EVENT | Date: 3rd December 2020 (9.00am – 3.30pm AEST)
Topics Covered Include:

Treatment for PRW – Trends for Inland Communities, Selection of the Treatment Train for the SWIFT Project, PRW Plants without RO– some US experience, F. Wayne Hill WRC & Community Engagement, All Options on the Table – Lessons learnt about community engagement on purified recycled water, Guidance on planning for PRW Schemes, Assessing & Managing Risk in PRW Applications, A perspective on PRW for NSW regional areas

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PRW 2020 Speakers
Learn speakers of the PRW 2020: Purified Recycled Water For Inland Communities 2020 Online Conference.
Reuse Innovation Lead and Vice President, Carollo Engineers, Austin, Texas, US
Director of Water Technology and Research, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia, US
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW
Principal, IBL Solutions & Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland
Water industry consultant, Water Services Association of Australia( WSAA)
Senior Project Officer Drinking Water Risk Management - Water Unit, NSW Department of Health
Director and Principal, Risk Edge
Executive Officer, NSW Water Directorate
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PRW 2020 Schedule
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Session 1

This first session will highlight US experience with PRW facilities in inland areas that have moved away from treatment trains incorporating reverse osmosis (RO). The oldest non-RO PRW plant in the world, at Windhoek in
Namibia -operational since 1968 - will be briefly discussed as will the importance of implementing dedicated community engagement programs.

  • Searching for a climate-resilient water supply – why wastewater as brine/concentrate flows from RO plants?
  • Brine/concentrate disposal options from RO plants –implications on project viability
  • Implications of PRW quality differences – salinity, TOC, TN
  • Operational sustainability considerations – capex, opex, energy, GHG etc
  • Community engagement
  • PRW – a climate independent source of water
  • Increasing interest in treatment trains that do not include RO –
    sustainability considerations
  • RO brine/concentrate disposal – waste of water & added costs can impact project viability
  • Quality differences & implications
  • Institutional capacity requirements
  • S E Virginia faces severe challenges with its water security and the SWIFT initiative was developed to address these challenges
  • Seven SWIFT plants will be implemented, producing drinking water from WWTP effluent with managed aquifer recharge being the final step
  • A Carbon-based AWTP treatment train was selected after extensive pilot testing comparing its operation to that of an RO-based configuration
  • Carbon-based advanced treatment (CBAT) has a long and successful history in the US
  • Demonstration plants show that CBAT can be applied in potable reuse applications
  • Successful application of CBAT depends on a rigorous understanding of water quality differences compared to the alternative RO-based treatment
  • Salinity, disinfection byproducts, constituents of emerging concern, including PFAS must be addressed
  • The history of water supply in North Georgia and its impact downstream
  • The FWH treatment train and focus on innovation
  • The importance of critical community partners in execution –
    Environmental & Heritage Centre and The Water Tower
  • The Water Tower’s integrated approach to advancing the water utility industry

11.45 – 12.30 Break

Session 2
The second session will cover the following:

  • The need to evaluate all options for securing future water supplies in the regions
  • The importance of community engagement programs
  • Recent developments in assessing and managing risks in PRW applications
  • NSW Health Department’s perspective on the development of any PRW scheme in the state
  • Recent water security developments/investigations in regional NSW.
  • 35 cities around the world have adopted PRW as part of their drinking water supply, with many more investigating and heading down that path.
  • Lessons learnt from Australian and international experience in
    community engagement on PRW use.
  • A snapshot of the ten most important lessons learnt.
  • Actions that the industry can take now, as a foundation for potentially considering the PRW option in the future.
  • Engage early
  • National guidelines – managing public health risk
  • Community consultation and acceptance
  • Comprehensive human health risk assessment
  • Process reliability and uncertainty
  • Is your organisation ‘PRW risk literate’?
  • What governance aspects do you need to meet?
  • How should you be managing your risks?
  • Do you have the right tools, at the right place, at the right time, to be confident your risk is being managed?
  • What and how are you monitoring to give you confidence in your processes?
  • January 2020 – 50 water supply schemes in regional NSW were at ‘high’ risk of failure.
  • Many implemented incremental strategies that pushed back their ‘day zero’ far enough to ensure ongoing water security
  • Some still have further investment to make to ensure water security,
    notwithstanding the fact that most dam levels have risen in the past 6 months
  • How can regional water utilities pursue climate independent water sources in a safe, affordable and sustainable manner ?
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