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IWES Gold Coast 2015 - Many thanks!

IWES Gold Coast 2015 ran during the week of July 13-17.

The final program consisted of 10 courses in water and wastewater treatment and environmental management.
We would like to thank all of the participants and presenters for making the event so successful.

Special thanks also goes to our site tour hosts: Sue Street and Dion Sleep at Pimpama WTP, Cheryl Jackson and Wayne Watson at Bray Park TP, Bill Collie at Wynnum WWTP, and Rod Widdicombe at CUB Yatala. We really appreciate their continued support and efforts in providing these valuable site tours for IWES delegates.

This image is from CUB Yatala, which we visited as part of the 'Principles of Wastewater Treatment' course and the Design and Operation of Membrane Systems course.

We are currently in the process of planning IWES Perth 2015 and IWES Sydney 2016. The full programs will be released soon.

We would like to extend big congratulations to AWMC Director and IWES presenter Professor Zhiguo Yuan, who has been listed amongst Engineers Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2015!

The list, released by Engineers Australia, aims to highlight the impacts of outstanding engineers in all aspects of society. Zhiguo has been listed for the first time in 2015, and was among the panel’s pick for his influence, and for inspiring others who work in the wastewater management field.

The full article and list of Top 100 Most Influential Engineers can be viewed here.

Well done Zhiguo!

IWES Sydney 2015


IWES Sydney 2015 ran during the week of Feb 16-20.
The final program consisted of 9 courses in water and wastewater treatment and environmental management. We would like to thank all of the participants and presenters for making the event so successful.

IWES Gold Coast 2015 will take place throughout the week of July 13-17, 2015. The full program of courses will be released shortly. So, make a note in your diary - we look forward to seeing you at the Gold Coast in July!

WaterAid Walk 4 Water 2015

IWES is a corporate supporter of WaterAid and we are promoting the work of WaterAid to our clients. WaterAid is an international NGO dedicated to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world's poorest people. Walk 4 Water is WaterAid Australia’s national annual fundraising event. The concept is simple. Register and commit to walking 10,000 steps a day for one week and raise funds to help WaterAid create a world where everyone has access to safe water. Walk 4 Water runs for fives days in March to coincide with World Water Day on 22 March. For more information please visit http://www.wateraid.org/au.

IWES Sydney 2014

IWES Sydney 2014 ran during the week of Feb 17-21.
The final program consisted of 9 courses in water and wastewater treatment and environmental management. We would like to thank all of the participants and presenters for making the event so successful.

Special thanks also goes to Mark Thomas from WaterAid, who joined us for Wednesday post-course drinks, and gave a great presentation on the great work WaterAid are doing.

This image is from North Head Wastewater Treatment Plant, which we visited as part of the 'Principles of Wastewater Treatment' course.

IWES Gold Coast 2014 will take place throughout the week of July 14-18, 2014. The full program of courses will be released shortly. So, make a note in your diary - we look forward to seeing you at the Gold Coast in July!

WaterAid Australia Event 30th October 2013


IWES Gold Coast 2013

IWES Gold Coast 2013 ran from July 18 - 22. The final program consisted of 11 courses in water and wastewater treatment and environmental management. We launched several new courses at this event, including 'Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment' and 'Design and Operation of Membrane Systems in Municipal, Mining and Industrial Applications'.
We would like to thank everyone who attended, and who helped to make the event so successful. This was the tenth year that IWES Gold Coast has been held at Mantra Legends Hotel - a big thanks goes to the Mantra team for our amazing cake, and for continuing to look after us so well.

IWES Perth 2013 will run from Nov 18-22, 2013.
IWES Sydney 2013 will run from Feb 17-21, 2014.

Make a note of these dates in your diary! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Jurg Keller - 2013 Australian Water Professional of the Year


IWES presenter Jürg Keller, has been named 2013 Australian Water Professional of the Year!

The National Awards of the Australian Water Association recognise the best of the water industry. The Water Professional of the Year is awarded to individuals who have displayed a sustained passion and continued commitment to the water industry, and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and influence in the water sector.

Professor Jürg Keller, Director of the Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC), has shown leadership in the water industry through the development of the AWMC and has been recognised for this contribution by his peers.

Congratulations Jürg!

IWES Special Event - Management Framework for Recycled Water Quality and Use, July 2012


In July, IWES ran a special event in Melbourne to launch the new course 'Management Framework for Recycled Water Quality and Use'.

This course is designed to assist those seeking to be certified as RABQSA Water Quality Management Systems (WQMS) auditors - with a recycled water grade, in accordance with the imminent release of the RABQSA WQMS Auditor Certification Scheme.

We would like to thank all of the 25 participants for making the event so successful, and wish them lots of luck for their upcoming exam, administered by RMIT University in August 2012.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this event and/or are interested in attending this course at the next event.

IWES Perth 2012


IWES Perth 2012 took place November 26-30th and was our biggest IWES event in Perth to date. We had a huge turn-out of 31 students who attended the Principles of Wastewater Treatment course!

We would like to thank everyone who attended this course, and the Membrane Plant Design and Operation course presented by Greg Leslie, for making this event such a success.

The first IWES of 2013 will run in Sydney, February 18-22 2013, we look forward to seeing you there!

Greg Leslie wins Eureka Prize

IWES presenter Greg Leslie was recently awarded the 2010 National Water Commission Professor Peter Cullen Eureka Prize for Water Research and Innovation.  Greg shared the award with his collaborator, Professor Bruce Sutton from the Universities of NSW and Sydney.  As well as being a long term IWES presenter, teaching courses on membrane process technology and water recycling, Greg is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales.  Greg and Bruce were awarded the prize for inventing the Reverse Osmosis Subsurface Drip Irrigation System that lets plants draw water through salt filters in irrigation pipes at their roots.  See the full story at the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes web site. 

 

Greg Leslie featured on ABC New Inventors

IWES presenter Greg Leslie featured on the ABC New Inventors TV program (May 11, 2011) with his new invention the Reverse Osmosis Subsurface Drip Irrigation System (ROSDI), which lets plants draw water through salt filters in irrigation pipes at their roots.  Greg is a co-inventor with Professor Bruce Sutton (Univ of Sydney and Univ of NSW).  See the full story at the New Inventors web site.  Greg and Bruce were announced winners for that episode !

Greg and Peter were also recently awarded the 2010 National Water Commission Professor Peter Cullen Eureka Prize for Water Research and Innovation for ROSDI.

Mary Drikas - AWA Water Industry Woman of the Year

Congratulations to IWES presenter Mary Drikas who was recently awarded AWA Water Industry Woman of the Year.  The award is given in honour of the remarkable Nancy Millis.

Mary is Principal Research Chemist of the Water Treatment Unit in the Australian Water Quality Centre (AWQC), and leads one of the most influential and respected water treatment research groups in Australia. She has also been involved in the investigation and development of several innovative processes, such as biological activated carbon using ozonation and UV irradiation, methods for determining assimilable organic carbon and is a co-patentor of the magnetic anion exchange resin (MIEX®) for the removal of natural organic matter.

Mary teaches the IWES course Introduction to Potable Water Treatment.