WA Professional Development Forum

26 July 2019 | Bunbury


The Australian Water Association’s WA Branch and the IPWEA WA South West Branch teamed up for a half day forum on Innovative Water Resource Management at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, Bunbury, with its panoramic views of the Indian Ocean as the perfect setting for this forum.

The global water crisis has many causes, requiring many different solutions. These solutions must span policy, technology and behaviour change to make a real difference.  

At the half day workshop professionals from the Australian Water Association (AWA) and IPWEA WA network provided technical innovations, smart water management concepts, and tried and tested solutions, sharing the challenges currently being met and those of the future, along with lessons learnt.

Following lunch delegates listened to the following presentations: 

Witchcliffe Ecovillage Update, presented by Wayne Pragnell, Ecovillage
North Mandurah Aquifer Recharge Project, presented by the City of Mandurah
Brockman Park Retrofit, presented by Brendan Oversby, Calibre
Waste, Energy & Food: Bridging the Gap presented by Dr Fabiana Tessele, Tessele Consultants
A Different Way to Deliver Innovative Water Solutions presented by Garth Walter, The Walter Group
Understanding Design Fundamentals for Innovation Opportunities in Water Resource Management presented by Giselle Degebrodt, Water Infrastructure Science & Engineering (WISE)

As the sun went down over the Indian Ocean, guests enjoyed the opportunity to network at the sundowner drinks. 

Thank you to the City of Mandurah, IPWEA South West Branch, Rachel Evans, Garth Walter, Blair Shackleton and Dr Fabiana Tessele for putting together this event.