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Water Security Summit

Securing Australia’s future water supplies against drought

Dates for 2022 TBA – register your interest to receive updates

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overview

The Water Security Summit is set to return in 2022. The event will investigate the ways to secure Australia’s future water supplies against drought.

Topics will include:

  • Government initiatives
  • The future of desalination
  • Water recycling
  • Urban and rural water security
  • Water pricing

See below to review the 2020 conference agenda and speakers. On-demand playback of the 2020 event is also available to purchase

speakers

The Right Honourable Clover Moore

Lord Mayor, City of Sydney

James McTavish

NSW Regional Town Water Supply Coordinator, Cross-Border Commissioner, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Adam Lovell

Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia

Liz Livingstone

Chief Executive Officer, IPART

Lisa McLean

Chief Executive Officer, NSW Circular

John Manning

Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Daniel Spiller

Chief Operating Officer - Water, Veolia

Darren Cleary

Managing Director, Hunter Water Corporation

David Kirby

Utilities Manager, Brewarrina Shire Council

Philip Narezzi

Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Desalination Plant

Dr Jim Bentley

Chief Executive Officer, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (NSW Government)

Emma Pryor

Head of Major Projects, Asset Lifecycle, Sydney Water

Willem Vriesendorp

Chief Executive Officer, Clean TeQ Water

Evan Hambleton

General Manager Assets Planning and Delivery Group, Water Corporation of Western Australia

Katharine Hole

Project Director - Australian Infrastructure Plan, Infrastructure Australia

Dr. Nitin Muttil

Leader, Water Resources Research Group, Victoria University

Craig Fenton

Partner, Consulting, PwC Australia

agenda

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

9:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Craig Fenton, Partner, Consulting, PwC Australia

9:40 am

LOCAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Draughtproofing the City of Sydney

The Right Honourable Clover Moore, Lord Mayor, City of Sydney

Q&A: Chris Derksema, Director of Sustainability, City of Sydney

10:00 am

The need for a new National Water Initiative: A focus on urban water and recognising the future challenges of climate change and urban growth

Adam Lovell, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia

10:30 am

Greater Sydney Water Strategy 2020 assessment

Dr Jim Bentley, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (NSW Government)

11:00 am

Morning break

11:20 am

Short-term fixes and long-term solutions. Addressing water supply issues in NSW regional towns.

James McTavish, NSW Regional Town Water Supply Coordinator, Cross-Border Commissioner, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

11:50 am

Water security in a changing environment

Katharine Hole, Project Director - Australian Infrastructure Plan, Infrastructure Australia

12:20 pm

Sydney Water are planning their largest investment in water resilience in Sydney since the construction of the desalination plant in 2010, the Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre.

The facility will support growth in Western Sydney, helping support communities to live, work and play.

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

Perth's experiences with implementing water recycling at scale

Evan Hambleton, General Manager Assets Planning and Delivery Group, Water Corporation of Western Australia

2:20 pm

  • All options should be on the table to secure water supply
  • Pricing frameworks should capture all the benefits of recycled water and allocate costs fairly
  • We have proposed frameworks for both private providers of recycled water and public utilities
  • However, some policy barriers remain in NSW that can distort investment decisions.

2:50 pm

Expanding water recycling in Sydney - what are the challenges and opportunities?

Lisa McLean, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Circular

3:20 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

9:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr. Nitin Muttil, Leader, Water Resources Research Group, Victoria University

9:35 am

STATE KEYNOTE ADDRESS | NSW State Government investment into urgent water infrastructure projects

Dr Jim Bentley, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (NSW Government)

10:05 am

Moody's analysis of the long-term challenges NSW's credit rating faces from significant extra spending for climate change mitigation

John Manning, Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

10:35 am

The Sydney desalination plant: Ensuring future water security

Philip Narezzi, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Desalination Plant

11:05 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:30 am

  • Regulations for nutrient discharge from wastewater treatment plants into our rivers, streams and creeks are becoming increasingly strict to protect the environment, and there have been discussions about NSW potentially reducing the total nitrogen (TN) discharge level to 1-2 ppm.
  • The majority of water treatment plants weren’t designed to reach these low discharge limits, and conventional technologies in general are ill-suited to reliably reach such standards.
  • Using case studies from Clean TeQ Water’s experiences in the Czech Republic and China, this presentation will discuss the options available for upgrading treatment plants to reach ultra-low total nitrogen discharge and provide options for effluent re-use (increasing water security and drought resilience).

12:00 pm

The need for mobile desal plants in NSW’s North West

David Kirby, Utilities Manager, Brewarrina Shire Council

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

Long term drought planning in the Hunter region

Darren Cleary, Managing Director, Hunter Water Corporation

2:00 pm

Lessons learned from the Darling Quarter Recycled Water Treatment Plant, and the Barangaroo recycled water plant

Daniel Spiller, Chief Operating Officer - Water, Veolia

2:30 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

Packages Price
2020 On-Demand Access$595+GST

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To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
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T: 02 9080 4030

when & where

13 - 14 Oct 2022

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Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4058
lisa.hedlund@informa.com

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4334
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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