Water flows to fore at seminar
WITH the hottest winter on record behind us, drought conditions taking hold and an ever-increasing population, there has never been a more important time to discuss how south-east Queensland will manage its urban water supply in the years ahead.
To ensure the region is prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, some of Australia’s foremost water supply experts will converge on the Sunshine Coast for the Water Wisdom: The Urban Water Cycle seminar later this month,
The seminar aims to raise community awareness of the factors that need to be taken into account when considering a new major water supply for south-east Queensland and will also touch on topics including drinking water treatment, water sources, recycling, catchment management and membrane technology for desalination and recycling.
The September 27 event will include several speakers and panels scheduled throughout the day will feature representatives from each of the water utilities who will be keen to discuss options with members of the public.
Healthy Land and Water CEO Julie McLellan encouraged people to attend and gain an awareness of one of the most crucial challenges facing our region.
“Planning for water treatment and supply involves major decisions that have significant bearing on our region economically, environmentally, socially and culturally,” she said.
“We need to ensure that the broader community affected by planning decisions has a grasp on the options available.”
The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre 2 at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sippy Downs campus.To register visit www.hlw.org.au or contact Susie Chapman on
0400 910 682.