Webinars

Webinar Series

Making the sharing of expertise and knowledge easier than ever; the Australian Water Association is breaking down the restrictions of interstate travel with our webinar series aiming to connect Australians nationally and internationally.
Stay connected and up to date with all the latest water sector products and services as well as expanding the conversation surrounding water innovation and knowledge.

If you have a recommendation for a webinar which you feel would provide valuable information and development to fellow water professionals, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Professional Development and Training Manager, Nicola Helme via nhelme@awa.asn.au to share your recommendation.  

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Membership matters webinar series

The Association’s free, member-only Membership Matters Webinars will run throughout 2016 and 2017, taking an in-depth look at career building themes including:
- Perfecting your LinkedIn profile (17 August 2016)
- Crafting perfect applications (25 October 2016)
- Nailing that interview (15 February 2017)
- Savvy networking skills (18 April 2017)

 To view all recent Membership Matters webinars click here (Please login to access this members-only page.)

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7 July 2017 - Direct and Indirect Potable Reuse – A United States Perspective - Troy Walker
This webinar provides an overview of water reuse, with a particular focus on potable reuse, across the United States. This will include:
- A history of water management and the role of reuse in the South Western United States.
- Recent initiatives in California and the future of indirect and direct potable reuse.
- The contrast of direct potable reuse in Texas.
- Water reuse and drivers for potable reuse in the eastern United States.
- Water reuse and water quality considerations.
The webinar will discuss different technology approaches and drivers for different regions of the country.

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20 October 2016 - Data-Driven Research Innovations for the Water Industry - Data61
Data is the new currency of our world. As the custodians of thousands of miles of pipe network, relied upon by an ever-growing Australian population, it has never been more important for the water industry to capitalise on the data at its fingertips. Identifying data-driven solutions for smart prediction, risk evaluation and performance optimisation will enable us to transition from a reactive industry to a predictive one; drawing on the billions of data points we hold to pinpoint when and where our pipes will fail. Hosted by the 2016 NSW Water Professional of the Year, Dr Fang Chen, this event will take in real world examples from Sydney Water’s cutting edge predictive work with Data61. Learn about the approaches that are putting data-driven utilities at the forefront of efficiency, quality and public confidence.

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21 April 2016 - Where’s the Water? A National Perspective - Janice Green - Bureau of Meteorology
Janice Green, the Bureau of Meteorology’s Manager Water Accounting and Regulations, took participants on a journey to examine what we can find out by measuring, monitoring and accounting for water stores and flows, water rights and water use. As competition for water resources intensifies, it is more important than ever to account for how water is managed across Australia in a transparent and rigorous way, and Janice showed how easy it is to access consistent, national, regional and local data that is available through the Bureau's Improving Water Information Program.

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23 March 2016 - Where’s the Water? Tracking and Forecasting Water Flows - Dr Paul Feikema - Bureau of Meteorology
In this webinar, Dr Paul Feikema, the Bureau of Meteorology’s Manager Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting, examined Australia’s capacity to track and forecast water flows, understand water storage capacity and analyse water sources; showcasing the value that can be gained from our capacity to now forecast water on an almost continuous timescale. 

Please note: to view this recorded webinar please skip to minute 8 where the webinar commences. 

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14 October 2015 - Understanding El Nino and it impact on Australian Water Resources - 
Dr Andrew Watkins - Bureau of Meteorology

Australia's weather is influenced by many climate drivers. El Niño and La Niña have perhaps the strongest influence on year-to-year climate variability in Australia.In this webinar, Dr Andrew Watkins, Manager of Climate Prediction at the Bureau of Meteorology helps us to understand El Niño and the numerous impacts it has upon our country, including reduced rainfall, warmer temperatures, shift in temperature extremes, and increased fire danger in southeast Australia.

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17 February 2015 - Semi Batch Reverse Osmosis for Water Quality - Rick Stover - Desalitech

Most industries use water in their products and manufacturing environments. Population growth, rising economies and industrialization are increasing both the demand for purified water and the generation of wastewater. Reverse osmosis (RO) is one of the most widely applied water purification methods, however, traditional RO systems do not use source water efficiently, create excess brine waste and consume too much energy. Desalitech ReFlex™ RO systems use standard reverse osmosis equipment in an advanced and proprietary process design. This semi-batch configuration improves RO performance by increasing water recovery rates to up to 98%, reducing brine reject by up to 75%, reducing fouling and scaling, reducing energy consumption by 35% and providing much greater flexibility. 

Please note: to view this recorded webinar please skip to minute 11 where the webinar commences. 

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