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The international water conference

 24-28 October 2010, San Antonio Texas USA

The Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) presents The International Water Conference®. The IWC has always been a strong educational conference. Attendees come to learn about the latest applications available in the industrial water treatment industry, educate themselves in current technology and applications through attendance in IWC workshops, and network heavily with their peers active in water treatment.
For more information see ESWP website

Nutrient Recovery and Management 2011: Inside and Outside the Fence

9-12 January 2011. Miami, Florida USA

The Water Environment Federation and the International Water Association, in cooperation with the Florida Water Environment Association and the Water Environment Research Federation, are pleased to announce a Conference covering the latest research and experience in all the management aspects of nutrient removal. For more information see IWA HQ

IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition: Water - the lifeblood of the world

19-24 September 2010, Montreal Canada

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, the Associations main biennial event, is a valuable and unique opportunity for the community of world-leading water professionals to meet, exchange ideas, explore the state of the art and debate the key issues underlying the science and practice of water. It is also where the entire water community congregates and in particular IWA specialist groups showcase their work and plan for future activities.
For more information see Aquamedia website

Odours Speciality Conference

24-25 August 2010, Sydney
It is a long time since AWA convened a specialist Conference on Odours but the subject gets more difficult to ignore by the day.  “It smells” is the most frequent complaint that water industry professionals hear from the public and even their own colleagues.
This Conference will be of special interest to Wastewater treatment engineers, olfactory specialists and scientists, chemical and industrial engineers, food, feed lot and petrochemical industry managers.
For more information see AWA website

Water Reuse and Desalination: Water Scarcity Solutions for the 21st Century

November 15-17 2010, Dockside, Sydney NSW
Call for abstracts for this conference are now open. This specialty conference will focus on practical aspects of water reuse and desalination as well as relevant research being conducted in the U.S. and Australia. The conference theme is Water Reuse and Desalination: Water Scarcity Solutions for the 21st Century.  The conference will feature a blue ribbon assemblage of world class experts on these two vital components of the water supply equation.
For more information see WateReuse website

The joint forces of csiro & scion ensis: The New Zealand Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference

17-19 March 2010, Dunedin New Zealand
The most important date on the LTC calendar is the annual conference. It provides members and delegates with the opportunity to meet and discuss research, engineering, legal, community and practical issues related to land treatment of waste products. It provides a unique and relaxed environment where researchers, consultants and government organisations can mix freely, share ideas, develop contacts and provide future directions forland treatment of waste products in New Zealand. Non-members are most welcome to attend the conference, but will pay a full conference attendance fee.
See Scion website for more information

OzWater’10 Achieving Water Security

8-10 March 2010, Brisbane Queensland

Delegates will have the opportunity to see for themselves or participate in discussion on: the South East Queensland Water Supply Grid; operation of a significant desalination plant; the largest recycled water scheme in the country designed for
Indirect Potable Reuse of water and third largest in the world; new regulatory systems for Indirect Potable Reuse of water; implementation of one of Australia’s most successful demand management campaigns; innovative approaches to water management in the urban environment; outputs from a significant water security research agenda; new approaches to water utility and regulatory institutional arrangements; leading edge approaches to water resource planning and provisions for environmental flows; successful examples of improving the health of waterways and estuaries, and more. Contact AWA for information

Master Class: Desalination Operations and Maintenance Maintenance

2-4 February 2010, (3 days) Citigate Hotel, 169 Thomas Street, Sydney

The drinking water supplies to Australia’s largest cities are beginning to benefit from the construction and operation of large seawater desalination plants following a belated recognition that the demand for water, particularly in the capital cities was outpacing the traditional replenishment by rainfall and floods. Large urban plants are operating in Perth and on the Gold Coast, and will others will shortly supply Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. Inland, smaller desalination units are important for mining sites, regional towns and remote farming businesses.
All of these plants need to be manned by skilled operators and managed by engineers and scientists who understand the technology, how it works, what can go wrong and how to solve any problems to ensure continuity of supply. Contact AWA for information

15th Water Conservation / Xeriscape Conference and Expo – The land use water use connection

25-26 February 2010, Albuquerque New Mexico United States
The aim of the conference is to challenge and inspire the water and environmental community by sharing knowledge and best practice, which is at the heart of meeting key global challenges. The 2010 Conference will focus on Land Use– Water Use Connections, from the urban core/suburban with New Urbanist Doug Farr and UCLA’s Environmental Health Professor Dr Richard Jackson to the rural/ natural. Three of this country’s most renowned water experts Peter Gleick, Sandra Postel and Robert Glennon will also participate. Dr Isobel Heathcote, Environmental Scientist and Environmental Engineer from the University of Guelph – Toronto, will address watershed management. For more information

IWES Short courses

Perth and 15-19 February 2010, Sydney

IWES now has registration open for its short courses in water, wastewater treatment and environment a l management both in Perth later this year and Sydney in 2010. From principals in wastewater treatment and membrane plant design, to seawater desalination and beyond, IWES has many different courses on offer suitable for a variety of industries and professionals. Visit IWES website for further information about the program.

Water Harvesting, Storage and Conservation WHSC 2009

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh India 23-25 November 2009
IIT KANPUR is organizing an international conference to foster coordination amongst various stake holders and bring together experts of national and international repute on the subject to share their knowledge and experience. The three day conference is expected to pave way for producing compendium of technological options, policy guidelines and implementing mechanisms for water-harvesting, storage and conservation. For more information

AWA master class: disposal and reuse of water treatment wastes

30 November - 1 December 2009, Sydney.
As regulators tighten discharge requirements and landfill sites are closed or removed far from urban centres, pressure builds on water utility and industry service providers on finding viable, technical solutions. Top of the list needs to be the focus on sustainable solutions - reuse, reconstitution or re-deployment of a waste product - so that the process is seen as a value-add rather than an expense for any institution or utility. Contact AWA for information

Water Expo China

18-20 November 2009, Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
Supported by China’s Ministry of Water Resources, the expo aims to provide networking opportunities and showcase the latest technologies for water treatment, conservation and environmental management applications.
For more information

International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress

7-12 November 2009, Atlantis Resort, The Palm, Dubai, UAE.
“Desalination for a Better World,” 5 day technical program with more than 300 presentations and 4 specialised workshops featuring the latest in desalination and water reuse.
For more information

National Water Recycling & Reuse Technology

26-28 May 2010

Recycled Water – a vital part of our future. Preconference workshops and conference – for more information see IBRC website 

13th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference

18/5/2009 to 19/5/2009 California, USA
The 13th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference will showcase results from "cutting edge" research related to water reuse and desalination. This is the conference you need to attend to learn about technologies that will become mainstream in 5-10 years. The Foundation's Research Conference provides an opportunity for the water reuse and desalination communities to hear and see presentations by researchers on the latest results of ongoing research. The conference provides a forum for water reuse and desalination research professionals to interact, network, and discuss current and future research needs and trends.

6th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET Conference)

23/6/2009 to 25/6/2009 Singapore
The 2009 edition of the LET conference will see its scope expand from its traditional focus on treatment technologies to include technologies that minimise the impact that the water sector has in climate change, resource recovery – such as water reuse and nutrient recovery – and advancements in nanotechnology. IWA has teamed up with PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to co-locate the LET Conference at the Singapore International Water Week 2009 in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore (See details below). LET conference delegates can therefore look forward to enjoying greater networking opportunities with a diversified group of participants including top government officials and industry leaders, and benefiting from a wider spectrum of trade activities.

Singapore International Water Week - Sustainable Cities – Infrastructure & Technologies for Water

22/6/2009 to 26/6/2009 Singapore
The goal for Singapore International Water Week is to provide policy makers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners with a new global platform to address challenges, showcase technologies, discover opportunities and celebrate achievements.

AWA Masterclass – Project Management for the Water Sector

13/5/2009 to 14/5/2009 Sydney, NSW    
A mix of hands on management issues with advice on legal, finance, tax & project risk with the focus on water infrastructure, wastewater, stormwater and recycling projects.

Irrigation Efficiency Courses 2009

Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth
This course provides training for three units of competency from the Certificate III in Irrigation: RTE3605A – troubleshoot irrigation systems; RTE3607A – measure irrigation delivery system performance; and RTE3611A – operate pressurised irrigation systems. The course trains people who are involved in operating or managing landscape irrigation systems to evaluate their systems for efficiency, adjust irrigation schedules if necessary, conduct basic maintenance on equipment and know when to get expert help. Before enrolling make sure you read the Student Information. Courses run on demand. For information contact Catherine Parbery, IAL head office, phone 02 9476 0142

Free Amenity Horticulture Training Workshop

18/3/2009     Bendigo, Victoria        
Keen to incorporate water recycling into your next landscape and turf related horticulture project; but not sure how to get started? This half day workshop is suitable for all managers working in the amenity horticulture industry, All training participants will receive a free copy of a Guidance Handbook for Irrigation of Amenity Horticulture with Recycled water. For more information phone Bree at Coliban Water on 1300 363 200.