7 – 8 November 2014; Marriott Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
QWater is the professional development, technical knowledge sharing and networking event on the Queensland water industry’s calendar. The conference provides a forum for discussing and sharing water related stories that are unique and relevant to Queensland.
View conference website for further information and to download draft program
ABC News Natalie Whiting 15 September 2014
Adelaide engineering students have developed a simple water treatment system using foil chip packets and glass tubing, hoping they can save lives in the developing world.
ABC News Matt Eaton 4 September 2014
A bipartisan Senate committee has called for an immediate halt on approvals for dumping dredge spoil inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
The committee’s report, tabled in Parliament on Wednesday night, recommended Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt examine placing a cap or a ban on further dredge spoil dumping within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Link to Senate Report – Management of the Great Barrier Reef
(University of Otago 25 August 2014) A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand’s University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining the level of infection. It also has many other potential uses, such as border security, forensics or environmental monitoring.
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Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply 21 August 2014
A panel of water experts has been appointed by the Queensland Government to help develop solutions to improve service delivery as part of WaterQ: a 30-year strategy for Queensland’s water sector. The Water Expert Panel has an advisory role and will provide recommendations to the Strategic Advisory Committee that oversees the implementation of WaterQ. The panel — chaired by Mark Pascoe, Chief Executive of the International Water Centre — will be responsible for identifying water sector innovation, research and development priorities and to prepare a work program, including the preparation of a 100-day plan.