NSW AWA Master Class: Circular Economy

NSW AWA Master Class: Circular Economy

You will learn about how to incorporate Circular Economy principles in water services planning that considers a systems approach spanning across water, energy, wastewater and organic waste.

Water utilities are moving towards a vision of integrated resource recovery due to a combination of expanding sustainability and liveability aspirations, operational challenges, network constraints and emerging contextual factors. Rising energy costs, as well as increases in energy intensity due to alternate water supplies such as desalination, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts are also pushing new ways of thinking for water and sewage services.

A circular economy approach provides governments and communities with alternative options for resilience against resource shocks and constraints such as droughts, limited raw resources, whilst also reducing the impact on the environment. This can be beneficial when responding to carbon reduction and zero wastewater to ocean requirements, exploring options for blue green infrastructure or achieving UN Global Sustainability goals.

The Master Class will cover the following topics.  The program flyer can be accessed here.

Introduction to Circular Economy

Definition & Drivers for Circular Economy

Moving from Silos to Systems

Application of circular Economy

Circular Economy & the Water Sector

Application to your Organisation Vision, principles, measurement

Challenges along the way

Identifying and overcoming challenges to implementing a Circular Economy approach

Moving forward

Understanding and using the regulatory and institutional landscape


Hosted by: Australian Water Association, the Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS), Jacobs & Susan McHattie - Strategy and Change

Date: 4 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: UTS Business School – Building 8, Room 8.4.010

14-28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo


Participants are invited to networking drinks at the close


Cost:      AWA Members                                                $250

                Non-Members                                                 $350

                AWA Young Professionals                              $200

                Students & Local Government Staff               $250

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Generously Sponsored by: The Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS), Jacobs & Susan McHattie -Strategy and Change


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