GHD Service Line Leader for Integrated Water Management Ryan Brotchie recently co-authored a study analysing best-practice planning practices at Melbourne Water, Australia and around the globe. At the upcoming Ozwater’17, Brotchie will share project learnings on the most successful ways of implementing different approaches.

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Adaptive environmental monitoring, rather than static monitoring programs, can cut costs, improve data quality and ultimately lead to more flexibility with future monitoring, according to water quality experts. Learn more about environmental monitoring best practice at the upcoming Ozwater’17 conference in Sydney.

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As concerns about PFAS contamination spread around the country, the problem is not confined to drinking water sources and the legacy of firefighting foams, Hunter Water Manager Environment and Sustainability Angus Seberry has warned. Seberry will discuss Hunter Water's experience in managing the flow-on effects of contamination in a presentation at the upcoming Ozwater’17 conference.

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There are huge opportunities for wastewater treatment plants to lead the charge when it comes to sustainable development, said Queensland Urban Utilities Treatment and Production General Manager Peter Donaghy. He will be presenting on this zero-emissions future of wastewater treatment at Ozwater’17. 

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“Most utilities acknowledge that innovation is a necessity, no longer ‘a nice to have’. If you don’t innovate – you stagnate,” said Queensland Urban Utilities Innovation Research and Development Manager Colin Chapman. Chapman will be sharing his insights into innovation in the water industry at the upcoming Ozwater'17 conference.

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Big data, smart asset management and customer-centricity are driving the water sector, but the industry is just in the early stages of gearing up to embrace them, a new study has found. Ryan Signor and WSAA's Greg Ryan will be discussing what’s driving the water sector and how it might respond at the upcoming Ozwater’17 conference in Sydney

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Replacing fixed water conservation targets with a flexible methodology might be more effective and could deliver a range of benefits, a Sydney Water economist has found. To learn more about the new Economic Level of Water Conservation methodology and other emerging issues, register now for Ozwater’17.

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Australia’s water security journey is a winding one, but a new inquiry into water resources launched by the Productivity Commission hopes to set some things straight. To learn more about the Ozwater’17 conference and how you can have your say in the water resources inquiry, click here.

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the water industry should consider using art to better articulate community input on water sustainability projects, said industry experts. The upcoming Ozwater’17 conference in Sydney will feature a stream devoted to customer and community engagement.

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Water utilities might get more than a whiff of 'the sweet smell of success' by adapting Sydney Water's new methodology for grading biosolids products. One of the developers of the methodology, Sydney Water Service Planning Analyst Michael Young, will be presenting more details on the model and its development at the upcoming Ozwater'17 conference.

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Microplastics have a way of sneaking through conventional treatment systems, but an engineer has found a novel way of removing them from wastewater using existing technology. Curious about how microplastics will continue to affect our water resources? There will be a special stream on waterway health at the upcoming Ozwater’17 conference in Sydney.

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What do telcos, media, technology and radio all have in common? They are all traditional industries that have faced massive digital disruption in the past few years. Jane Huxley, managing director for streaming radio service Pandora Australia and New Zealand, will reveal how the water industry can thrive through disruption at the upcoming Ozwater’17 conference.

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Interested to learn more about revitalising Australian water research? Want to share your own thoughts on the topic? Representatives will present in greater detail the appropriate level, collaborative models and potential support mechanisms at the Ozwater’17 conference in Sydney.

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AWQC Team Leader – Source Water and Environment Research Dr Paul Monis will be discussing the development of DNA technology and its uses for water quality assessment at the upcoming Ozwater’17 conference in Sydney.

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Digital technologies are already helping Australian water utilities boost efficiency and performance, says GHD's new digital transformation and growth expert, Kumar Parakala. Parakala will be part of an invite-only panel discussion – the Water Leaders Forum – at Ozwater’17.

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Representatives from Sydney Water and other Australian utilities will share their insights on how they keep customers at the heart of everything they do at the upcoming Ozwater’17 conference in Sydney.

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Want to learn more about water sensitive urban design and how the water industry contributes to cities of the future? The Ozwater’17 conference will have several sessions aimed at answering that question.

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With extreme weather events becoming increasingly common as a result of climate change, the water industry needs to learn how to adapt to these changing conditions. To learn more about this topic and register now for Ozwater'17.

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