Join us for regular after-work sundowner drinks and informal networking hosted every month by the AWA SA Young Water Professionals. Special guest speakers will be invited throughout the series to explore a wide range of topics through a short presentation and discussion.
These events are open to anyone with an interest in the water industry and present an opportunity to meet and catch up with other professionals. No ticket or registration required, there’s a bar available to purchase your own drinks.
Ben Thwaites, Wastewater Research Scientist, SA Water.
Ben works with the Catchments, Wastewater and Environmental Science Team. His background is in molecular and microbiology and applies these techniques to research, optimise and understand wastewater treatment processes.
He is currently completing his PhD at the University of New South Wales in Civil and Environmental Engineering with his project investigating the potential for Aerobic Granular Sludge to replace the current secondary activated sludge treatment process. His project has included looking using AGS as a barrier for the removal of pathogens, microbial ecology, greenhouse gas emissions as well as the environmental impact and life cycle assessment of this technology. Ben is also the Chair of the SA Young Water Professionals Network.
Kat Reid, Senior Planner Wastewater Assets at SA Water, and immediate past Chair SA Young Water Professionals, will introduce Ben.
Thursday 20 June, 5.15-6.30pm.
Belgian Beer Cafe, Ebenezer Place.
Don’t miss out on these special events, book every third Thursday 5.15pm to 6.30pm in your calendar right now!