42nd Queensland
Water Industry Operations
Conference and Exhibition

Logan Metro Sports Centre
7 & 8 June 2017


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All water industry personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of urban, rural and industrial water related infrastructure for the management, conveyance, treatment, discharge and reuse of water and trade wastes should attend this conference.

If you're an operator, manager, engineer, consultant or professional or someone who is working in the water industry or just has an interest in water, then this is a must attend event.

Car Parking Arrangements

All car parking for the conference will be at the Browns Plains Waste & Recycling Facility and a shuttle bus service will be operating between the car park and the venue.



Conference Program


A fantastic range of presentations has been assembled for this conference.
The program is subject to change.

Tuesday 6 June 2017

  Conference venue closed for exhibition set up
1.00pm Exhibition Sites and Registration Desk Open for Exhibitors


Self Drive Site Tour
Loganholme and Beenleigh Wastewater Treatment Plants
You must register to participate in the tour, to book your place email: sherryn@wioa.org.au

4:00pm Registration desk open for delegates
4.45pm Welcome Reception - Drinks and Nibbles
6.00pm Venue Closed


Wednesday 7 June 2017

8.00am Registration Desk Opens

Conference Opening Session
Keynote Address Dr Kirsty McCulloch - Human Systems Group
Fatigue Management
Opening Address Paul Heaton - Gold Coast Water & Waste
Queensland Wastewater Operator Certification Presentation
Exhibition Opening

10.30am Mains Tapping Competition - sponsored by Reece Civil & Ixom
Exhibition, Competition and Morning Tea - sponsored by AVK Valves

Technical Paper Session 1
Mario Ruckli - Simmonds & Bristow
Measuring the power of disinfection - What you need to know
Andrew Watson - South Burnett Regional Council
An operators perspective - the first Nereda® Wastewater Treatment Plant in
Mark Tosh - Queensland Urban Utilities
The role of the operator in challenging Sewage Treatment Plant analysers
and instrumentation

12.30pm Lunch - sponsored by Calix

Technical Paper Session 2
Anthony Domanti - Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance
Putting operator safety first at Logan City’s largest wastewater pump station
Dr Andrew Cole - James Cook University
Bioremediation of municipal wastewater using freshwater macroalgae
Aron Smith & Mark Gwynne - Cairns Regional Council
Using online nutrient analysers to optimise both chemical dosing and
aeration systems

2.30pm Mains Tapping Competition - sponsored by Reece Civil & Ixom
Exhibition, Competition and Afternoon Tea - sponsored by AVK Valves

Technical Paper Session 3
Kristy Walker - Banana Shire
Small town water plant set to go automatic
Marcus Boyd - Toowoomba Regional Council
Mixer base plate lifting tool
Jeff Coyle - KAESER Compressors Australia
Blower technologies and energy efficiency opportunities

5:00pm End Paper Sessions - Day 1
6.30pm Pre Dinner Savouries & Drinks
7.30pm Meet the Exhibitor Dinner
2017 Queensland Mains Tapping Competition Winner
Entertainment by Pete Booth - sponsored by Automation Group
11.00pm Close of Day One


Thursday 8 June 2017

8.30am Registration Desk Open
8.45am Exhibition Open

Technical Paper Session 4
Matthew Pechey - Seqwater
Operational challenges for the disinfection of replacement filtration media
Ian Johnson - Gold Coast Water & Waste
Inflow and infiltration - Gold Coast water and waste
John de Boer -Melbourne Water
Incident at the Yering Gorge Pumping Station.
How what you don’t know can hurt you - Best Operator Paper Vic 2016

10.00am WIOA Queensland Advisory Committee Meeting
10.00am Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Morning Tea - sponsored by AVK Valves

Technical Paper Session 5
Ian Pitt - Elster Metering
Finding the missing low flow on larger pipelines
Martin Coromandel - Queensland Urban Utilities
The improvement of gas production and digested sludge solids from the
RST upgrade

12.20pm Lunch - sponsored by Calix

Technical Paper Session 6 - Backflow Prevention
Peter McLennan - Backflow Prevention Association of Australia
Design, installation and hydraulics of backflow preventers. Understanding
the pressure drop and flow restrictions they cause
Morgan Way - Sunshine Coast Council
The implementation and management of the backflow prevention register
Stephen Jennison - Moreton Bay Regional Council
Hints and tips in developing your backflow prevention management plan

2.50pm Exhibition Viewing, Competition & Afternoon Tea - sponsored by AVK Valves
includes demonstrations of equipment / products

Technical Paper Session 7
Gavin Allen - Veolia ANZ
A water treatment operator in Antarctica.
Matthew Harris - Mackay Regional Council

From Mi Water to Mi Sewer
Rui Pu Yang -Unitywater
Capture rate and hydraulic comparison of perforated plate versus honeycomb band screen panels

5:00pm Close of Paper Sessions

Pre Dinner Savouries & Drinks - sponsored by Hydramet

Announcement of conference competition winners


Conference Dinner and Award Presentations - sponsored by Xylem

Entertainment by Darren Sanders

11.30pm Close of Conference

2017 Host

2017 Prime Sponsors

Calix Hach
Ixom Xylem Acromet Automation Group
Krohne Australia
Odour Control Systems
Automation Group
Utility magazine
Acromet Automation Group
Krohne Australia
Odour Control Systems

Acromet Automation Group
Krohne Australia
Odour Control Systems
Utility magazine
Orange City Council


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