We all know managing our finite water resources carefully and sustainably is critical; this is nothing new. This management becomes challenging in a changing climate when the economic realities of suggested measures push up against established or desired land uses or industries. What comes first - prosperity or sustainable water resource management? The State Government manages our water resources through legislation and this provides a framework for protecting, conserving and allocating the resource. But do water users understand this system and what water is available for consumption? How are the community involved in water decisions? How do organisations maintain a social licence to operate in the water dependent industries? Who should pay for water resource planning and management?
Our climate is changing and this impacts our water planning. Are our systems flexible and adaptive to cater for this change? With our variable climate and especially after what some perceive as wet recent years, there is the potential for a push back on the long-term narrative of water scarcity. How can we effectively communicate, engage and educate in this environment? This discussion has the potential to provide comments that could enhance good governance of our water resources so that we all have the same understanding and are aiming in the same direction to achieve a sustainable WA. The Panel will explore the opportunities available to us focusing on the quadruple bottom line approach through the lens of the utility, the private sector, and government, incorporating financial, social and environmental angles.
Keynote Speaker and Panellists:
The AWA is pleased to confirm the Hon Dave Kelly, MLA will be our keynote speaker, with Mike Rowe, Director General from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation as panel facilitator this year. Our panellists include:
- Chris Tallentire, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT
- Evan Hambleton, General Manager Assets Planning Group, Water Corporation
- Dr Justine Lacey, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
- Rob Breden, GM Western Australia, Enwave
Wednesday 19 June 2019
7.00 am Registration
7.10 am Doors Open
7.25 am Welcome by AWA Branch President, Rachel Evans
Keynote Address, The Hon Dave Kelly, MLA
WRM Presentation, Susan Worley, DWER
Panel Discussion facilitated by Mike Rowe, DWER
9.30 am Close
Grand River Ballroom, Pan Pacific Hotel
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
AWA Members / Employees of a Corporate Member (Individual) $80
Member Table of 8 $576
Non Members (Individual) $110
Non-Member Table of 8 $806
Registrations has now closed.
Should you require accommodation in Perth, the Pan Pacific is delighted to offer 15% off their best available rates for 18-20 June. Book via the Pan Pacific website using this link.
Thank you to our Program Partners:
This event is proudly supported by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Water Corporation.
If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Kyllie Whitehead, WA Branch Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0448 146 222.