Wastewater Summit Agenda

BROUGHT TO YOU BY ENVIRO CONCEPTS

Waste Expo Australia presents Wastewater Summit brought to you by Enviro Concepts, a brand new, free-to-attend seminar program. This educational component will be led by the industry’s experts, giving industry professionals the opportunity to share knowledge on a range of topics including innovation, technology, regulation and new industry developments.


Wastewater Summit hosts three distinct focus areas:
1. Technology – seizing opportunities in wastewater technology and innovation
2. Strategy –creating new revenue streams through wastewater-to-energy and developing cost-effective strategies
3. Compliance – navigating the regulatory framework to understand impacts to your organisation

Wednesday 3rd October
11.00am

Presentation: Growth & Costs
Steps toward a sustainable waste-to-energy solution
Simon Taylor, Executive Smart Infrastructure,Unity Water

11.45am

Break

12.15pm

Presentation: Compliance
Understanding the impact Victoria's Emissions Reduction Policy will have on water corporations and utilities
Michael Wheelehan, Director Climate Change Policy, Victorian Dept. of Environment Land Water and Planning

1.00pm

Compliant water and wastewater treatment in Australia
Mark Lobban, Technical Sales Manager, Enviroconcepts

1.00pm

Panel: Compliance
Effectively achieving the obligations within the Emission Reduction policy
Chair: Nathan Epp, Senior BD Manager, Flow Power, (Former Acting Director, Sustainability Victoria)
Long Nghiem, Director - Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, UTS 
Jenelle Watson, Manager, Treatment & Resources, Melbourne Water
Michael Wheelehan, Director Climate Change Policy Victorian Dept. of Environment Land Water & Planning
Megan Kreutzer, Manager Business Innovation & Sustainability, Coliban Water
Steven Reddington, Senior Planner, Environment, Barwon Water
Nathan Epp, Senior BD Manager, Flow Power 

2.00pm

Break

3.00pm

Case Study: Costs & Operations
How South East Water is effectively reducing their greenhouse gas emissions
Andrew Sieber, Group Manager, Livable & Sustainable Futures, South East Water

3.45pm

Presentation: Growth
Convergence of the water and waste sectors: risks, opportunities & future trends
Andrea Turner, Research Director, UTS

4.30pm

END OF DAY 1

5.00pm Networking Event
Thursday 4th October
9.30am

Case Study: Growth & Technology
'Internet of Sewers' using IoT to improve efficiency and safety of wastewater assets
Matt Pledge, Pressure Sewer Manager, South East Water

10.10am

Case Study: Costs & Growth
Upgrading anaerobic sludge digestion capacity at the Eastern Treatment Plant
Richard Lovett, Process Engineer, Infrastructure Planning, Melbourne Water
Jackie Moss, Team Leader, Infrastructure Planning, Melbourne Water
Scott McMillan, Safety Manager- Technology & Innovation

10.50am

Case Study: Growth
Harnessing the Power of Poo: pig waste becomes electricity
Grantley Butterfield, Policy, planning & environment manager, Australian Pork Limited
Denise Woods, Environmental Research and Innovation Manager, Australian Pork Limited

11.30am

Packaged wastewater treatment with Enviroconcepts
Mark Lobban, Technical Sales Manager, Enviroconcepts

11.30am

Panel: Growth & Operations
What role could wastewater recycling play in addressing a water crisis?
Chair: Dr. David Flower, A/Team Leader, Strategic Planning, Treatment and Resources, Melbourne Water
Andrew Sieber, Group Manager, Livable & Sustainable Futures, South East Water
Elisa Hunter, Strategy and Policy Manager, City West Water
Naren Narenthiran, Senior Applied Scientist, EPA Victoria
Raj Mahendrarajah, Manager Water Quality Performance, Coliban Water

12.15pm

Break

12.45pm

Research Study: Technology
Using nanotechnology to cost-effectively test wastewater treatment assets
Dr Marlene Cran, Research Fellow Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victorian University

1.30pm

Research study: Technology
Nutrient recovery from wastewater utilising biological and electro-chemical recovery processes
Andrew Ward, Algae Research Specialist, Queensland Urban Utilities

2.15pm

Presentation: Compliance
The Future of Wastewater Compliance
Naren Narenthiran, Senior Applied Scientist - Water Technology, Environmental Solutions, EPA Victoria.

3.00pm

END OF SESSIONS

Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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