Water flows to fore at sem­i­nar

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS -

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.

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