Water Management Newsletter: June 2016
Tuesday, 21 June, 2016
Aristotle 384 BC – 322 BC
Excellence: Now there is a term we use glibly, but going by its rarity it’s like gold.
Below are some great examples of excellence in the water sector; hoping they inspire you toward excellence as much as they do for all of us here at ICE WaRM.
Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine
The water and sewerage treatment plant that services the regional Victorian city of Portland will soon be powered entirely by wind energy.
Wannon Water says the turbine will deliver reductions in customer water bills.
“Using the best technology available, this project will provide a net-zero emissions energy supply for Portland’s treatment plants….(It) will significantly reduce our energy costs, with the savings passed on to customers”, said Wannon Water chair Jacinta Ermacora.
Construction of the $2.4 million wind generator would go ahead in late 2016 and was set for completion mid-2017
Here in Australia there is a huge range of value-adding professional development opportunities.
See these two tables:
Organisations within the water industry
Upcoming training opportunities, including:
Workshop: Water Sources in 2050?: July, Adel: 1-Day Workshop, in association with NCCARF’s Climate Adaptation Conference. Presenters to include: Neil Palmer NCEDA/Tonkin, Ian Law University of Qld, Graham Green DEWNR/Goyder, Bruce Naumann Water Salisbury, Rhett Butler SkyJuice, Michael Porter Deakin University, Matthew Hardy BoM
2 minute introduction:
Hydrology and Hydraulics for Non-Engineers: September 21 – 23 , Sydney: Basic principles of hydrology and hydraulics for staff with no formal training in water engineering.
HEC-RAS Water Modelling Course: October 17-21, Melbourne: Covering 1D and recently released 2D Modelling, courses run consecutively, attend any combination of courses.
Webinar: Water Sources in 2050? Friday 24th June. Where will Australia’s water come from?
The following BoM data figure is very useful as we consider the above Webinar and Workshop:
In May 2016 ICE WaRM conducted a study mission in Australia for six high level government officials from Nepal. The purpose of this high level study mission was to share knowledge on Integrated WRM implementation at basin scale and to support Government of Nepal’s effort in water resources management, in particular to exchange experiences on a range of policy issues. The study mission consisted of a series of meetings with high level Australian counterparts, scientists and practitioners. It included visits to key sites including River Murray irrigation areas, Murray Mouth and the Snowy Hydro Scheme.
If you find yourself thinking what are the top issues in water, take a look at the outstanding
Water.org does outstanding work, helping to promote water issues.
For example: Did you know that globally more people have mobile phones than access to a toilet.
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