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Risk Assessment for the Water Industry is the second of AWA’s Online training programs.
This course of seven lectures, put together with the assistance and hard work of some of Australia’s leading scientists in the practice of risk assessment applied to water, explains the principles and processes used to evaluate various types of water (drinking water, recycled water), water products (biosolids) and water uses (irrigation, agriculture) with regard to its end use.
The course is web based and this innovative delivery method allows for access to the course materials as allowed by an individual’s work and personal commitments and without incurring travel costs. Lectures are presented as voice linked to a PowerPoint presentation and have additional course notes including links to relevant reference material where it is available online.
For those interested in taking the course, once equipment compatability is tested and an enrolment is confirmed, access to lectures in the course will be available 24hours, seven days a week for an access period of three months. Each lecture is supported by references, course notes or learning materials, and the opportunity to contact the lecturer by email with any queries.
We use water for drinking, washing, irrigating their crops, flushing away wastes and general cleansing. Many other living creatures make similar use of water and leave a signature of their presence which can affect the quality and safety of that water for humans. Unfortunately this means that water can often be a potential source of illness if we do not monitor its quality and manage it to best suit its end use. Assessing risk either numerically or by deductive analysis anticipates the safety of water and provides a means to maintain water quality.
In Australia and many other countries, risk assessments need to be carried out to protect public health. A risk assessment may also be used to identify opportunities for improvements to be made to water management within a jurisdiction. The Australian Guidelines for Drinking Water and the Guidelines for Recycled Water assist managers in planning and complying with the requirements of the legislation.
Dr Dan Deere and Dr Annette Davison – Water Futures
Dr David Cunliffe – SA Health
Dr Daryl Stevens – Arris Pty Ltd
Dr Diane Wiesner - AWA
Dr Stuart Khan – University of NSW
$420 AWA members$475 Non Members$250 Student (proof of status required)* Prices include GST - 7 Lectures
PC, MacIntosh, desk or laptop computer, standard broadband connection, FLASH (essential) and Java enabled (if available). A compatability check facility will be provided so potential enrollees can test their equipment suitability prior to enrolment.