Victorian Water Taste Test





77th Annual Victorian
Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition

DelegatesDelegate Registration

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All water industry personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of urban, rural and industrial water related infrastructure for the management, conveyance, treatment, discharge and reuse of water and trade wastes should attend this conference.

If you're an operator, manager, engineer, consultant or professional or someone who is working in the water industry or just has an interest in water, then this is a must attend event.

Conference Program


Tuesday 2 September 2014

  Conference venue closed for exhibition set up
1.00pm Exhibition Sites and Registration Desk Open for Exhibitors
4:00pm Registration Desk Open for Delegates
4.45-6.00pm Welcome Reception - Drinks and Nibbles
6.00pm Venue Closed


Wednesday 3 September 2014

8.00am Registration Desk Opens


Conference Opening Session
Welcome Address Mr Mark Williams - GWMWater
Opening Address
Mr Peter Quinn - WaterAid
Keynote Address Mr Stewart Kreltszheim - CFA Victoria
Kokoda to Kilmore - Leadership Lessons
Exhibition Opening Mr George Wall - WIOA

10.20am Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Morning Tea


Technical Paper Session 1
Raj Mahendrarajah - Coliban Water
Chlorine demand analysis in distribution networks using hydraulic models and lab tests
Richard Brice
Flat sheet membrane bioreactor operational experiences - a New Zealand perspective
Patrick Monaghan - GWMWater
Installation and commissioning of a pre-filtration skid for the Ouyen Water Treatment Plant’s membrane filtration unit

12.30pm Lunch


Technical Paper Session 2
Heidi Josipovic - North East Water
Event-based pathogen assessment in a degraded catchment
Andrew Barnett - Water Infrastructure Group
Smart technology for operational efficiency
Neville Whittaker - Goulburn Valley Water
Improved maintenance of our reticulation systems using innovation and data
Andrew Telfer - Lend Lease
Nitrification in chloraminated drinking water supplies

2.50pm Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Afternoon Tea


Technical Paper Session 3
Emma Sawade - SA Water
Impact of operational strategy on DBP formation
Alister Laidlaw - North East Water
Send in the drone: In-house aerial infrastructure inspections
Steven Newham - Goulburn Valley Water
Finding the source of Hydrocarbons in drinking water – a customer complaint
Tony Davies - Water Infrastructure Group
Barwon Water biosolids management operations

5:00pm End Paper Sessions - Day 1
6.30pm Pre Dinner Savouries & Drinks
7.30pm Meet the Exhibitors Dinner
10.30pm Close of Day One


Thursday 4 September 2014

8.30am Registration Desk Open
8.45am Trade Exhibition Open

Technical Paper Session 4
Sagar Khadka - ACTEW Water
Valve condition assessment using valve exerciser machine
James Castle - Unitywater
Unitywater’s Redcliffe Sewage Treatment Plant – The road to recovery
Best Operator & Best Overall Paper Queensland 2014
Amanda Mussared - SA Water
Implementation of predictive alum dose control systems (PADCS)
Kathy Northcott - Veolia
Monitoring and management of nitrification in drinking water networks and storages

10.20am Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Morning Tea

Technical Paper Session 5
Adrian Harper - Gippsland Water
There’s a hole in my bioreactor wall
David Cook - SA Water
Factors that impact on monochloramine decay and nitrification
John Beale - South Waikato District Council - NZ
Centrifuge - 30 years of waiting was it worth it? Best Operator paper NZ 2014

12.20pm Lunch


Judging of Operator Posters
Stephen Burns - GWMWater
Improving efficiencies with tablets
Damian Deenen - Gippsland Water
Miguel DeOliveira - North East Water
Fixed media to remove nitrogen
Ryan McGowan - Goulburn Valley Water

Increasing your meter’s IQ
Aaron Mitchell - Wannon Water
Aquantify database system
Russell Sunderland - Goulburn Valley Water
Ice pigging SHPS46 pressure sewer pipeline
Peter Taylor- Goulburn Valley Water
Hard waste management – sieving soil following burst AC water mains


Technical Paper Session 6
Sallyanne Bartlett - WaterQPlus
The three E’s of Operational Performance Monitoring (OPM) – efficiency, effectiveness and evaluation
Peter Sharp & Wayne Krause - GWMWater
GWMWater upgrade to Warracknabeal and St Arnaud Wastewater Treatment Plants
Terry Randall - Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
120ML/day fluoridation dosing plant. How to build your own hydrofluorosilic acid dosing system
Best Operator & Best Overall Paper NSW 2014

3.00pm Trade Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Afternoon Tea
includes demonstrations of equipment / products

Technical Paper Session 7
Department of Health Victoria workshop
Stefan Voorham - Department of Health Victoria
What water treatment operators need to know about health based targets
Renwick Chan - Department of Health Victoria
Case studies and learnings from treatment incidents at recycled water plants
Open discussion

5:00pm Close of Paper Sessions

Pre Dinner Savouries & Drinks

Announcement of conference competition winners


Conference Awards Dinner

11.30pm Close of Conference

Automation Group Xylem Epigen Acromet ACTEW


The conference program is accompanied by one of the largest annual water and wastewater trade expositions in Regional Australia. Over 135 companies will take part in the exhibition that provides the opportunity to meet leading equipment manufacturers and service providers to see and discuss the application of state of the art technology. See who wil be exhibiting.

Hosted by

major Sponsors

Orange City Council qldwater AWA

2014 Prime Sponsors

major Sponsors WME Orica Acromet OCS Epigen Xylem Automation Group

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