The Australian Water Association is calling for abstract submissions worldwide to present at its premier international water conference & exhibition, Ozwater’15 in Adelaide next year.
The overarching theme for Ozwater’15 is ‘Water for Growth and Prosperity’. Themes include water recycling, management of water in food and beverage processing, management of water in mining, fuel, gas and power generation, health and safety, climate change and water security.
Visit conference website
ABC News 7 July 2014
Tasmanian shellfish growers will have to wait until Wednesday to hear if a harmful paralytic toxin, carried by algae, has spread.
ABC News 5 July 2014
Two oyster growers on Tasmania’s east coast have stopped production after the discovery of a shellfish toxin in the area.
People have been warned not to eat wild shellfish from the Great Oyster Bay area on the east coast and Norfolk Bay in Tasmania’s south. Health authorities discovered the potentially fatal toxin during routine testing. There have been no reports of anyone eating contaminated fish.
The toxins are from the same type of algal bloom that forced a worldwide recall of east coast mussels two years ago, costing the state $23 million.
Health warning issued over shellfish toxins in Great Oyster Bay and Norfolk Bay
16-17 July 2014; Olderfleet Building, 477 Collins Street Melbourne
This two-day event will provide updates on some exciting industry-funded and relevant research involving leading Australian and international teams.
The keynote speaker on day one is Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb. Also on day one is the second Extreme Event Hypothetical – a must for Industry decision-makers.
Download full program here
Register on the website
Extreme Event hypothetical flyer
ABC News 16 April 2014
Health authorities are urging people to be cautious around an algal bloom in a Bremer Bay (WA) waterway that has turned the water a bright orange colour.
16 – 17 April 2014, Muscat, Oman
This unique conference, organised by the Middle East Desalination Research Centre in partnership with the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia, will bring together international experts from academia, industry, process equipment and operators of desalination plants. An invitation for papers is still current – closing 1 March 2014. Further information contact Neil Palmer on 0417 996 126 or email@example.com
For further information click here and here
(Grand Valley State University 12 February 2014) Researchers at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute are learning more about the impact invasive zebra mussels and native aquatic insect larvae have on the risk of algae blooms in two West Michigan lakes.
Read EurekAlert Summary
Request a copy of the article (QH Staff only)