Local Government NSW Water Management Conference 2017


Dates: Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 September 2017
Venue: Dubbo RSL Memorial Club, 178 Brisbane St, Dubbo NSW 2830
Website: http://lgnsw.org.au/waterconference


The LGNSW Water Management Conference is an annual event, co-ordinated by local government for local government, providing a forum for discussion on urban water supply and sewerage as well as broader water management issues. In 2017 it is co-hosted by Dubbo Regional Council.  

The event attracts delegates from NSW and interstate including councillors and general managers, water managers and professionals, policy makers from government agencies and key industry stakeholders. Delegates will have the opportunity to find out about the latest water policy initiatives and trends, receive updates on emergent technical issues, benchmark, network and further their professional development and team building capabilities.

Early Bird Registrations are available until 14 July 2017: Register Now

This year’s program covers:

  • The future of water utilities – the next generation of urban water services, achieving liveability and harnessing the digital economy.
    Implications of climate change and environmental water recovery on urban water supplies, alternative supply and demand management solutions in regional areas.
  • A continued discussion of institutional and regulatory arrangement for local water utilities in regional NSW.
    Capturing economies of scale and coordinating best practice service provision on a regional and catchment basis. Including the Productivity Commission’s national water reform inquiry; modernising the regulatory framework; institutional reforms; and smart data.
  • Drinking water incidents, risk-based drinking water management systems and microbial health-based targets.
    Implementing risk-based drinking water management systems and dealing with emerging challenges such as microbial health-based targets.
  • Smart metering and networks, and solutions for small to medium sized water utilities.
    Discussing digital and automated metering solutions and how to roll it our successfully.
  • Infrastructure projects and their challenges.
    Governance, structural models and regulatory arrangements for local water utilities in regional NSW.
  • Water security and the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
    An implementation update, the challenges for local government and suitable water security strategies.

Conference registration includes all conference sessions, catering, social events (welcome reception, dinner) and the choice of a site visit or attendance at the Water Directorate Forum.

For more information please download the Registration Brochure on the conference website.

For full details about the speaker line-up, presentation topics and breakout sessions please download the current draft program from the conference website: http://lgnsw.org.au/waterconference

The conference is made possible by the support of sponsors: Department of Primary Industries, Water Directorate and Wastelink.

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