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Water Security Summit

Securing Australia’s future water supplies against drought

26-27 October 2020 | Radisson Blu Plaza, Sydney & delivered virtually

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overview

Informa Australia is delighted to be hosting the forthcoming Water Security Summit on the 26th-27th October, both in person at the Radisson Blu Sydney and virtually via a live stream and interactive meeting rooms. The event will investigate ways to secure Australia’s future water supplies against drought.

Water supplies across Australia are facing increasing strain, with the Bureau of Australia declaring Spring 2019 to be the driest season in 120 years and the Climate Council’s finding that Australia is experiencing more intense periods of droughts and diminishing rainfall patterns. It now vital that we explore new ways of managing our water supply to ensure long-term water security for our future.

Topics will include:

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

In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Water Security Summit will be delivered as a Hybrid event: with both physical face-to-face attendance, and virtual attendance with interactive features, making this event accessible for attendees from across Australia and the globe. We are adding additional measures to ensure the safety of our speakers and delegates on site, and we are continually reviewing government recommendations as they appear and will make any adjustments necessary.

Rest assured, Informa is evolving & adapting with the times – and will be delivering premium content, networking and business development opportunities for Australia’s water security industry in the months ahead to ensure you can stay connected.

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

LOCAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Draughtproofing the City of Sydney

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

9:40 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

10:10 am

Greater Sydney Water Strategy 2020 assessment

Dr Jim Bentley, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

CASE STUDY | The establishment of a water grid from the Macquarie River to the Murrumbidgee to achieve water security

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

11:40 am

Water security in a changing climate

12:10 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.

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

Perth's experiences with implementing water recycling at scale

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

2:10 pm

The circular economy

2:40 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.

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

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

Lisa McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Open Cities Alliance

4:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | Environmental considerations & community engagement

4:30 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

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

The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Water, Property and Housing, NSW Government

9:40 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 Investor Service

10:10 am

The Sydney desalination plant: Ensuring future water security

Philip Narezzi, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Desalination Plant

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Water availability & demand in Victoria

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

Charlie Crane, Head of Innovation, Veolia

2:30 pm

Recommissioning the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme (QLD)

3:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:05 pm

END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2399+GST
Virtual Pass$2399+GST

speakers

The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, NSW Government

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore

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, Open Cities Alliance

John Manning

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

Charlie Crane

Head of Innovation, 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

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

Benefits to Attending Virtually

Why attend Water Security Summit Virtually?


Content is King: Enjoy Curated Content
With two days of expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.


Accessible from your devices
Learning and networking is now at your fingertips – the conferences and matchmaking platform is accessible from your laptop, tablets or mobile devices


Time Efficient and Cost Saving
Save on travelling time and accommodation costs while getting in touch with industry professionals without geographical boundaries


Business Matchmaking Live
Connect and meet with fellow attendees from all over the world by taking advantage of the AI powered matchmaking within the virtual platform.


Live and On-Demand
Wherever you are in the world, view the presentations at your leisure – either live or on-demand you’ll never miss a session.


Engage with our expert speakers
Make the most of your virtual experience by keeping updated with the latest insights and discussions, all while engaging with speakers through live polls, Q&A and more!

 

View our virtual platform in the video below.

when & where

26 - 27 Oct 2020

Radisson Blu, Sydney & delivered virtually
27 O’Connell St, Sydney, NSW 2000
(02) 8214 0000
www.radissonblu.com/en/plazahotel-sydney

contact

Still have a question?

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

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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