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Registrations have now closed.

The 2017 qldwater Annual Forum takes place over two days 6 and 7 September 2017 with this year's theme being “No Pain, No Gain”.   The focus of the forum is on creating an environment with regulators and other decision makers which enables innovation, encouraging members to trial new ideas and deliver the most efficient and cost-effective outcomes for customers.  A full program outline is available under the program tab with some highligthts listed below.

6 September - Tour (Places on the tour are limited to one bus, please register early)

Queensland Urban Utilities are hosting activities which include:   

·          A visit to Brisbane City Hall Museum and photo library with talks on the history of the city’s water and sewerage infrastructure.

·          Bus tour to the historic Spring Hill reservoirs, Eagle Farm Pump Station and rising mains, then onto the Luggage Point Sewage Treatment Plant and Innovation Centre, with a tour of interesting historical infrastructure, lunch, talks on innovative projects and vendor pitch session.            

·          The Ixom Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test will be held at same venue.  Two litres of drinking water should be brought along to the event at the Queensland Urban Utilities Innovation Centre, Main Beach Road, Pinkenba, or delivered to the qldwater offices the day prior for entry into the competition. The water must reach the qldwater office by close of business on Tuesday 5 September in order to take part.  Terms and conditions as well as the entry form are available here.

Vendors taking part in the session are:  Royce Water Technologies, Antec and Aqseptence Group.  Proceeds go to QWRCIP – see below.

7 September

The Annual Forum on 7 September will be held at the Captains Room, Allan Border Field, Albion.  The program will start at 9.00 am and will include a range of interesting sessions including keynotes, follow up from our automated metering workshop in February, and sessions focussed on key regulators (DEWS and DEHP).  Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided during the day sessions which will conclude at 5.00 pm.  

The sessions will be followed by an optional two course dinner and drinks at the venue from 6.00 pm.  (Additional cost applies for optional dinner)
The program for both days is available here.

Thanks again to Lonza Water Treatment Technologies, Royce Water Technologies, Aqseptance, Water Research Australia and Hydramet for registering as supporting sponsors for the Forum. 

QWRCIP Scholarships

Applications for QWRCIP Scholarships are now closed.  The opportunity was available for employees of qldwater members with fewer than 10,000 connections and two participants have been accepted for the inaugral Scholarships.

The participants will travel to Brisbane for the week of 4 – 8 September and take part in:      

  • 1-2 days with an SEQ utility, spending time with a technical specialist, learning about specific equipment or implementation of programs of interest.
  • 2 days at the qldwater Innovation Forum (6/7 September) comprising tours, presentations and regulator-targeted sessions.
  • Participation in the qldwater Technical Reference Group (8 September).

More information on future Scholarships can be requested by emailing enquiry@qldwater.com.au.