Transitioning the water sector towards a circular economy – from now to beyond
Water is a lynchpin in moving to a more circular economy – and as an industry, we have a pivotal role to play in that transition. But how do we move beyond obvious solutions, to truly impactful outcomes? Our panel of water market and sustainability leaders will explore opportunities to shift the needle on circularity – in our home state and beyond.
Our society is working towards becoming a circular economy – indeed, our planet relies on it. The water sector is central to the well-being of our communities, both urban and regional, and has long worked with the underlying fundamentals of circular economies:
- Eliminate waste and pollution
- Circulate products and materials (at their highest value
- Regenerate nature.
It is well accepted that better managing our finite resources is the challenge of our time and requires us to rapidly shift from linear to circular approaches to both production and consumption. With broader strategic commitments to sustainability at the fore, the water industry must foster cross-sector integration and new ways to understand and measure circularity. This will allow the industry to move beyond conventional responses and embrace the challenges – and opportunities – that come with embracing circular economy principles.
What is the role we can play, as water industry professionals, in fast-tracking and facilitating this transition? Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on how we can lead by example to embed the key principles of a circular economy in all that we do.
- Cate Turner (Manager- Insights & Intelligence, Sustainability Victoria)-Victoria’s Circular Economy Framework, Circular Economy metrics
- Sean O’Malley (PlanetArk/Australian Circular Economy Hub) - Building a circular economy mindset
- Oliver Maennicke (GHD) - Circular Economy in the Water Sector & Water Stewardship and the Circular Economy
- Shaun Cumming (General Manager Infrastructure, Technology and Transformation – Barwon Water) Barwon Water’s journey to facilitate the circular economy
To support safe gatherings at this time, it has been decided to move this event to be fully online. The new time and date is 1.30 pm (AEST), Friday 19 August.
||Friday 19 August 2022
||1:30pm - 2.30pm (AEST)
|Member - online attendance
|Non-member - online attendance