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2009 NSW Conference


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Preliminary Program

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Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre


Tuesday 31 March, 2009

9.00am - 4.00pm Media Filters seminar click here for more information
  Conference venue closed for exhibition set up
12.00 pm Booths and Registration Desk Open for Trade Exhibitors
2.30 - 4.00 pm Tour of Calala Water Treatment Plant & Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre
4:00pm Registration Desk Open for Delegates
5.00 - 6.30 pm Welcome Reception – Drinks and Nibbles
6.30 pm Venue closed
Wednesday 1st April, 2009
8.15 am Registration Desk Opens
8.45 am Trade Exhibitors Meeting
9.00 am

Conference Opening

Welcome: Cr James Treloar, Mayor of Tamworth Regional Council

Opening Address: Mr Chris Davis, Commissioner - National Water Commission, “The Challenge of Skills for Water Operations Across Australia”

Keynote Address : Mr David Sheehan, Program Manager - Drinking Water Regulation, DHS Victoria - “Development of Competency-Based Standards for Water Treatment Operators”

Mr George Wall, Executive Officer WIOA, - “Towards Operator Certification”

Trade Display Opening: Mr Ron Bergmeier, WIOA

10.20 am Trade Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Morning Tea
11.20 am

Technical Paper Session 1:
WIOA Report: Ms Cynthia Lim – WIOA Operations Manager

Mr Des Grevell (Storm Plastics)
- “Reactive Soils can be Vicious”

Mr John Day (Goulburn Valley Water)
- “Be Careful What You Wish For - Implementing A Filter Inspection Program”

12.20 pm Lunch
1.20 pm

Technical Paper Session 2:

Mr Robert Kelso (Australian Metering Solutions Pty Ltd)
- “Water Management in Real Time - Know Exactly the "When, Where, Why" of your Water Consumption”

Mr Craig Griggs (Kingborough Council, Tas)
- “Case Study Bio Augmentation of Dru Point Wastewater Lagoon at Margate”

Mr Chris McLaughlan (BioRemedy)
- “Septicity Occurrence & Mitigation Within Wastewater Transfer Systems”

2.20 pm Trade Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Afternoon Tea
4.00 pm

Technical Paper Session 3 :

Mr Chris Keogh (Armidale Dumaresq CC)
- “Dealing with Taste and Odour Problems Arising from Algal Blooms in a Raw Water Reservoir”

Mr Paul Thompson (Hunter Water Australia)
- “ Investigation into Alternative Methods of Treating an Algae Contaminated Water Supply”

Mr Andrew Boeren (Bricon Pty Ltd)
- “Design and Construction of an Ozonation Facility at an Existing Water Treatment Plant”

5:00 pm End Paper Sessions - Day 1
6.30 pm Pre Dinner Savouries & Drinks
7.30 pm Meet the Trade" Dinner & Entertainment - Ronnie Burns
10.30 pm End Day One

Thursday 2nd April, 2009

8.45 am Registration Desk Opens & Trade Exhibition Open
9.20 am

Technical Paper Session 4:

Mr Gordon King (B2P Australia)

"Practical Issues in Commissioning a Simple Storm Water Harvesting System for Water Quality"

Mr Steve Weatherstone (Streamline Learning)
- “CCTV inspection of sewers and stormwater drains, training of operators and managers and the Conduit Inspection Reporting Code of Aust”
Mr Sam Magill (Aqualift Pacific)
- “Condition Assessment Techniques for Water Storage Tanks”

10.00 am Trade Display Inspections, Competition plus morning tea
11.20 am

Technical Paper Session 5:

Mr Peter Outrim (Riverina Water County Council)
- “Tarcutta WTP - Iron & Manganese Removal”
Mr Adrian Cameron (Tamworth Regional Council)
- “Well, Well, Well - Drift Well Recommissioning: An Operators Perspective"

12.00 pm Lunch
1.00 pm

Technical Paper session 6: Dedicated to Training Issues

Ms Prue Madsen (Government Skills Australia)
- “Water Training Package, Highlights of 2008-2009”
Mr Wayne Morling (Government Skills Australia)
- “National Learning Resources for the Water Industry”
Open Discussion Forum/Q&A on Training Issues

2.30 pm Trade Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Afternoon Tea
4.20 pm

Technical Paper Session 7:

Mr Lindsay Walsh (MidCoast Water)
- “Denitirification Problems After Upgrade of the Old Bar STP”
Mr Rex Humphreys (North East Water, Vic)
- “Implementation of Temporary Water Filtration at Bright”

Mr Carey Reynolds (Tomorrow Today Strategic Engineering)
- “Pressure Sewerage: an Operators Perspective”

5:00 pm Close of Paper Sessions
6.30 pm

Pre Dinner Savouries & Drinks

Announcement of all trade competition winners

7.30 pm

Conference Dinner and Award Presentations

Entertainment – Rachel Berger

11.30 pm End of Conference







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