LGNSW Water Management Conference - Call for Papers

11 Feb 2015
The annual Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Water Management Conference presents Local Government with a broad range of information, from a Local Government perspective, on water management and issues associated with water supply and sewerage services provided by council-owned and operated local water utilities. 

The 2015 conference will be co-hosted by LGNSW and Wingecarribee Shire Council and held at Peppers Craigieburn in Bowral from Monday 24 August to Wednesday 26 August 2015.

Councils and other stakeholders are invited to submit papers and/or suggestions for the conference program. Some of the topics papers are invited on are:

  • Innovative practice The conference will discuss innovative operational practice and strategic capability. It will look at examples from Wingecarribee Shire Council (e.g. ice pigging, in-house hydraulic modelling, sophisticated pressure management and leak detection, and advanced asset management systems).
  • Water catchment protection The conference will look at councils’ interactions with Water NSW (former Sydney Catchment Authority) and impacts and challenges related to water catchment protection requirements.
  • Challenges of water transfer schemes The conference will discuss and look at the Shoalhaven Water Scheme and the Goulburn Water Supply Pipeline and other similar schemes.
  • Review of institutional arrangement for local water utilities in regional NSW The conference will continue to discuss proposals to reform local water utilities in regional NSW in the context of the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future initiative.

Papers are due to be submitted by Friday 10 April 2015. Contact Sascha Moege, Senior Policy Officer, LGNSW for more information.

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