Still a few spots left at this not-to-be-missed policy discussion and workshop. Registrations close 11.30am 16 October!

Join us at this exciting policy workshop to learn more about the South Australian government's goals for water management, and the role of the new Green Adelaide Board.

As the government seeks to grow South Australia’s economy it has recognised that water is a significant enabler of this agenda. Our goals for water management are impacted by development, environment, industry, and a desire for liveability. Improving liveability is also a key part of the government’s urban greening agenda, which will is supported by new Landscapes legislation (NRM Act reform) and the creation of a new Green Adelaide Board. Water will be central to these aspirations. Come along to learn more about the ambitions of the SA Government, what Green Adelaide means, and how the water industry can help achieve this goal.

This seminar and workshop will provide an introduction to the big issues currently being worked on in urban water policy. The session is designed to provide ample opportunity for attendees to ask questions and provide input, with a mixture of speaking, Q&A and a facilitated workshop. We'll also enjoy networking and afternoon tea. 

Green Adelaide is a new organisation that is being developed to provide leadership for urban sustainability and climate resilience programs for the new Green Adelaide Board. Its key priorities include greening, urban water management, nature education, coastal management and biodiversity sensitive urban design.

Brenton Grear
, Director, Green Adelaide, Department of Environment and Water
Brenton has had a long career in public land management, ecological restoration and natural resources management throughout South Australia. He has delivered wetlands restoration projects, undertaken ecological monitoring and research, worked with local communities and First Nations to develop land management plans and managed environmental organisations in the regional and urban context.

He remains an advocate of geographical approaches to land-use planning and ecological restoration and is a well accomplished geographer. In addition, he has seen the benefits of providing good support and leadership to statutory boards and community-based committees to obtain the best results for managing our natural and urban areas.

Steven Gatti
, Manager Urban Water, Economics and Water Security, Department of Environment and Water
Steven has a diversity of experience in natural resources management over 30 years in the private and public sectors.  A geologist by training, Steven has worked in exploration and mine geology, engineering geology, hydrogeology and water management.  Working in the public sector for the last 19 years, Steven’s focus has been natural resources management, and principally water management.  On behalf of state government Steven lead the process to return environmental flows to the Onkaparinga, Torrens and South Para Rivers, and has been a central figure in developing the Adelaide region’s stormwater harvesting capacity over the last 10 years.

Steven now manages a small and highly skilled team of professionals leading on policy and planning arrangements for urban water management in South Australia. A critical area of focus for the team is pursuing regulatory, policy and planning processes to better integrate urban water management to achieve long term sustainable and efficient water resource use outcomes for community, environmental and economic benefit.  

Rachel Barratt
, Associate Director, Aither
Rachel Barratt leads Aither’s South Australian presence. She is a dynamic leader in the water and natural resource management sector with a career spanning nearly 20 years. In addition to her knowledge and expertise of water and natural resources management and policy, Rachel is well known for her strategic foresight and engagement expertise. Working closely with clients, Rachel helps to unwrap complex policy and management issues and develop practical solutions. Her ability to engage with communities and stakeholders and an understanding of both the public and private sector provides her with a unique insight into developing solutions.

Prior to joining Aither Rachel was the Chief Executive Officer with the Water Industry Alliance. Previous to that, she gained in-depth experience through a number of senior executive roles in government. Rachel was a member of the South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Board and is currently Director of Brownhill, Keswick Creek Stormwater Management Board.

16 October, 3.00pm-6.00pm, 

SA Water House Learning Centre
L2 / 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide CBD

AWA Members / Employees of a Corporate Member $65
Young Water Professionals $50
Students $45 
Non Members $90

Registrations for this event are now closed.

Please contact Cat Murtagh, with any questions.

Thought Leader Partner
SA Branch Policy Partner

16/10/2019 - 16/10/2019
SA Water House, Adelaide CBD

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