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What’s coming up during week 3 of Ozwater’20 Online?

During week two of Ozwater’20 Online, delegates accessed the latest research in water during the COVID-19 crisis and celebrated industry and safety wellbeing week. There was also a virtual happy hour recognising the winners of the Australian Water Awards!

With Ozwater’20 Online spread out over the month of June, there's more time to soak in the experience. With the majority of presentations recorded, delegates can enjoy the flexibility of enjoying what’s on offer when and how they like. You can even register for weeks one and two retrospectively. Learn more about that here.

Upcoming keynotes

This year’s Ozwater has lived up to its reputation for offering refined and relevant streams for its delegates. The week three streams delve deep into the latest in innovative research and expertise.

On Day 5 (16 June) delegates will hear from space engineer and IoT entrepreneur Flavia Tata Nardini, co-founder of Space Technologies, an Adelaide-based startup developing innovative satellite technology.

And on Day 6 (18 June), UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation’s Rhiannon Tuntevski will give a keynote presentation on innovation. Tuntevski is part of the team tasked with creating the unique new faculty, which aims to advance learning, push boundaries and explore how transdisciplinarity works. 

Following a day packed with leading expertise in drought management, machine learning and project management, delegates are invited to attend a virtual happy hour to cap off week three. 

Accent speakers

Week three also offers two exciting international accent speakers. Tune in on Day 5 to hear from Professor Guanghao Chen from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Chen will discuss paradigm shifting in wastewater resource recovery, something he knows all about due to his extensive research, which has earned him a number of awards.

On Day 6, Director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center Dr Sharon Megdal will share her expertise. Megdal will be talking about an issue that will resonate strongly with Australian water professionals: drought and collaboration with First Nations people.

She’ll delve into drought planning within the Colorado River Basin, as well as discussing international, federal, state and Indigenous Nations collaboration.

Online exhibition  

Are you as sad as we are about missing out on your annual stroll around the Ozwater Exhibition Hall? Don’t worry – we’ve rounded up this year’s Ozwater exhibitors and provided you with an online experience. 

In the Exhibitors section of the Ozwater event platform, you can browse through dozens of virtual industry profiles, which link through to everything you need to know about the company or organisation. 

Check out the exhibitors here.

2020 Australian Water Award winners

On Day 4 of Ozwater’20 Online, delegates from around the country tuned into the first session of the much anticipated 2020 Australian Water Awards live! 

Winners were announced for four categories, with the national accolades going to some of the most impressive and innovative work in water. 

You can read all about the winners here

Don’t forget to tune into happy hour on Day 8 (25 June) to discover which finalist will take the gong for Best Water e-Journal Paper, as well as the long awaited Young Water Professional of the Year and Water Professional of the Year awards.

To learn more about Ozwater’20 Online and to register, click here.