Water Wednesday podcast available


The podcast from the presentation by Professor David Chittleborough and Professor Graeme Dandy is now available for download.

The Water Research Centre in conjunction with the Australian Water Association SA Branch presented a special Water Wednesday featuring Professor David Chittleborough from the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Professor Graeme Dandy from the School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering on Wednesday 10 July 2013.

The presentation titled What the world should know about water discussed present and future demands for water.

Professor David Chittleborough

School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide

Professor David Chittleborough received his PhD in Pedology in 1982 at the University of Adelaide. At the time he was a field pedologist mapping soils in central South Australia. He joined the Department of Soil Science of the University of Adelaide in 1983 at which time he began research on processes of non-point source pollution. His research interests are on the impact of soil processes and soil management on water quality, the development of methods to reduce the impact of phosphorus and dissolved organic carbon in runoff from catchments, the origin and properties of soils with subsurface physical and chemical constraints and the development of techniques to separate and analyse the finest particles and colloids in soils and water. He also has a long-standing interest in natural resource science and management and is a member of the Environment Institute’s Landscape Futures Program where he is working on setting up observatories to monitor ecosystem and hydropedological processes.

Professor Graeme Dandy

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide

Professor Dandy completed his PhD in environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in 1976. He has been a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Adelaide since 2000. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. His research interests include the application of evolutionary optimisation techniques to the design and operations of water distribution systems; monitoring, modelling and optimising water quality in water distribution systems; the use of artificial neural networks techniques for forecasting hydrologic and environmental variables; and integrated urban water management.

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Water Wednesday: What the world should know about water

WRClogoThe Water Research Centre in conjunction with the Australian Water Association SA Branch would like to invite you to a special Water Wednesday on Wednesday 10 July 2013, celebrating the stellar careers of Professor David Chittleborough and Professor Graeme Dandy.

With the impending retirements of Professor David Chittleborough from the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Professor Graeme Dandy from the School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering, we invite you to join us and learn from these two distinguished Professors “What the world should know about water“.

When: Wednesday 10 July 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 6:50pm
Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, the University of Adelaide (map)
Cost: free

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All welcome!

Young Water Professionals Annual Forum

The Australian Water Association’s SA Branch Young Water Professionals Annual Forum will be held on Thursday 7th June 2012.

The forum will examine the current state of the water sector and the political drivers guiding the industry’s future.
Topics include:

  • Water reform and the National Water Initiative
  • Managing water resources in a changing climate
  • Adapting to future water supply challenges

This full day forum will allow young water professionals to share knowledge and network with their industry peers while investigating these issues. The forum will feature an opening address bu Hon Paul Caica, Minister for Water and the River Murray.

When: Thursday 7th June 2012
Where: The Fig Tree Function Centre, Adelaide Zoo
Cost: Students – $35, AWA Members- $90, Non AWA Members – $120

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Register online here.

Australian Water Association: Young Water Professionals Technical presentation

The Australian Water Association’s SA branch Young Water Professionals are holding a technical session on Thursday 19th April.

The session will cover the topic of the North South Interconnector System Project and include the following speakers:

  • Josh Smith – Engineering Delivery Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Colin Bell – Owners Engineer/ Operations Manager, SA Water
  • Steve Dangerfield – Stakeholder Management, SA Water

The session will be held at SA Water House and registrations starts at 5:15pm

More information and registration details are available on the AWA website.

Murray Darling Basin Plan: Striking the right balance – Slideshare now available

Download the podcast from Professor Barry Hart’s presentation at yesterday’s Water Wednesday event.

Professor Barry Hart

This forum was jointly hosted by the Water Research Centre in conjunction with the Australian Water Association SA Branch and featured a presentation from Professor Barry Hart, an independent member of the Murray Darling Basin Authority, on the Draft Basin Plan which is currently out for public review.

More information is available on the WRC Website.

You can also watch a slideshare of this presentation below:

Water Wednesday – Desalination: Future directions for Australia’s world class facilities

Audio visual material from the Water Wednesday presentation is now available here.

Water Wednesday – Desalination: Future directions for Australia’s world class facilities

A special forum presented by the Water Research Centre and the Australian Water Association SA on 27 July 2011, at the University of Adelaide.

This special joint Water Wednesday forum featured presentations from two leading experts in Desalination –

  • Nikolay Voutchkov, President, Water Globe Consulting, LLC, Connecticut, USA
  • David Furukawa, Chairman of the Research Advisory Board, National Water Research Institute

Speakers addressed topics of key desalination trends; technology advancements for energy reduction; environmental challenges and solutions; as well as priority research themes.

This event was well attended and a great opportunity for attendees to listen to experts and to express their own views.

To view audio visual material, click here.

Angus Simpson awarded Premier’s Water Medal

At the South Australian Australian Water Association Awards held on November 19, Professor Angus Simpson was awarded the Premier’s Water Medal. This is a great accolade for Angus’ fantastic contribution to research , teaching and the Australian Water Industry. Director of the Water Research Centre Justin Brookes was at the awards,

“The glowing account of his work highlighted his research and technological developments but also his commitment to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, and training the next generation of water engineers. I had numerous people at the event express to me how pleased they were that Angus had been awarded this prize, which is another expression of how well Angus is respected in the association, in academia and within the water industry.”