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2008 Conference

2nd Annual NSW WIOA Water Industry Engineers and Operators Conference

8-10 April 2008

Preliminary Conference Program

Newcastle Jockey Club, Darling St Newcastle

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1.00 pm

Booths available for Trade Exhibitors to move in

2.00 pm

Registration Desk Open for Trade Exhibitors

4.00 pm

Registration Desk Open for Delegates

5.00 - 6.30 pm

Welcome Reception - Drinks and Nibbles


8.15 am

Registration Desk Opens

8.45 am

Trade Exhibitors Meeting

9.10 am

Conference Opening Ceremony
Welcome: Mr Kevin Young, MD, Hunter Water Corporation
Opening Address: Ms Prue Madsen, Water Industry Liaison Officer, Government Skills Australia - “Helping to Address the Water Industry Skills Shortage
Keynote Address : Mr Steve Posselt, “In Search of the Truth: an Epic Journey Down Our Greatest River System
Trade Exhibition Opening:
Mr Ron Bergmeier - WIOA

10.20 am

Trade Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Morning Tea

11.20 am

Technical Paper Session 1
Mr Mark Samblebe (Gippsland Water)
In the Deep End”; Bush fires, Floods, Mudslides and Swimming Pools
Mr Peter Anderson & Mr Barry Young (Macleay Water)
Petrol & Sewage Don't Mix:The South Kempsey Petrochemical Incident
Mr Peter Catelotti (Dubbo City Council)
Upgrade and Commissioning of the Dubbo WTP

12.20 pm


1.20 pm

Technical Paper Session 2
Mr Siva Preeyadarshanan (ActewAGL)
Stromlo WTP Lime Saturator Operation
Mr John Werda (Sydney Water)
Electrical Safety - Risk Management Strategies for the Water Industry

Mr David Ronald (Environmental & Process Technologies)
Guaranteed Disinfection Residuals at Network Extremities by Secondary Chlorination

2.20 pm

Trade Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Afternoon Tea

4.00 pm

Technical Paper Session 3
Mr Ken Madden (Self Employed Consultant)
Design, Condition and Operational Considerations for Sewage Pumping Stations
Mr Stan Hope (Hunter Water Australia)
Maintaining Sewerage Systems in North America
Mr Scott Burgess (VEGA Australia)
Selection of Level Sensors in Pumping Stations

5.00 pm

End Papers Day 1

6.30 pm

Pre dinner savouries and drinks

7.30 pm

"Meet the Trade" Dinner
Entertainment by - Mr Danny McMaster

10.30 pm

Close of day one


8.45 am

Registration Desk Opens

9.20 am

Technical Paper Session 4
Ms Clara Laydon (Hunter Water Australia)
Karuah Effluent Reuse Enterprise – Improving Farming Practices for Agricultural Reuse
Mr Michael Redrup & Ms Michelle Pankhurst (Gosford City Council)
Gosford's Experience in Managing Iron & Manganese in a Major Water Supply Storage
Mr John Stevens (Hunter Water Australia)
Cleaning of Diffusers at Edgeworth WWTP

10.20 am

Trade Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Morning Tea

12.00 pm


1.15 pm

Technical Paper Session 5
Mr Justin Watts & Mr Shaun Clews (Hunter Water Australia)
Optimisation of the Morpeth WWTW BNR Plant
Mr Cameron Patrick (ActewAGL )
Enhancement of the Multiple Barrier Approach: Stromlo WTP UV Treatment Installation
Ms Yolanda Sztarr (Hatlar Group)
Measuring Colour in Trade Waste

2.15 pm

Presentation of Certificates in Water Industry Operations

2.30 pm

Trade Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Afternoon Tea

3.50 pm

Technical Paper Session 6
Mr Pat Davis (Riverina Water County Council)
Establishing Water Quality in New Distribution Systems
Mr Chris Carlon (Wingecarribee Shire Council)
Practical View of Design and Regulation of STP's
Mr John Cameron (Southern Rural Water)
Immediate & long term Impact of Bushfire on Storage Operations

5.00 pm

Close of Paper Sessions

6.30 pm

Pre Dinner Savouries and Drinks
Announcement of all trade competition winners

7.30 pm

Conference Dinner & Award Presentations

  • Presentation of the Iwaki Pumps Australia Prize for “Best Paper Overall”
  • Presentation of the Actizyme Prizes for “Best papers by WIOA Members”
  • Presentation of the NSW Water Directorate “Operator of the Year” award

Entertainment by - Mr Darren Carr

11.30 pm

Close of Conference

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