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.
IWES Sydney 2013
IWES Sydney 2013 ran during the week of Feb 18-22.
The final program consisted of 8 courses in water and wastewater treatment and environmental management, including the new course Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment. We would like to thank all of the participants and presenters for making the event so successful.
This image is from the National Measurement Institute, North Ryde, which we visited as part of the 'Chemical Contaminants in Water' course. This image shows some of the group in the chemistry lab. NMI provided an extremely informative and valuable tour, and a very nice morning tea too!
IWES Gold Coast 2013 will take place throughout the week of July 15-19, 2013. The full program of courses will be released shortly. Make a note in your diary!
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!
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 Gold Coast 2012 - A Big Success
IWES Gold Coast 2012 ran from July 19 - 13. The final program consisted
of 13 courses in water and wastewater treatment and environmental
management. We launched several new courses at this event, including
'Water & Wastewater Chemistry' and 'Anaerobic Digestion: Sustainable
We would like to thank all of the people that attended, and who helped to make the event so successful.
- IWES New Zealand will run from Nov 12-16, 2012.
- IWES Perth 2012 will run from Nov 26-30, 2012.
- IWES Sydney 2013 will run from Feb 18-22, 2013.
IWES Sydney 2012 ran from Feb 20-24. The final program consisted of 9 courses in water and wastewater treatment and environmental management, including the new course Chemical Contaminants in Water. We would like to thank all of the participants for making the event so successful.
This image is from North Head STP which we visited as part of the Principles of Wastewater Treatment course. This image shows some of the group at the underground primary treatment stage. Sydney Water very kindly hosted site visits to North Head and the West Hornsby STP plant. These were both extremely interesting.
IWES is next running at the Gold Coast in the week of July 9-13, 2012. Make a note in your diary !
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.
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.
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.