LGNSW Water Management Conference

  • Date:

    3 September - 5 September 2018

  • Location:

    Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club 137 Dumaresq Street, Armidale NSW 2350

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

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.

2018 Program

LGNSW Water Management Conference Draft Program

Conference Program Brochure 

2018 Presentations 

Tuesday Plenary 
The Hon Neil Andrew AO_MDBP Review Update
Jon Frazer_Reforming Urban Water
John Madden_Inquiry into the National Water Reform
Dr Robyn Bartel_Water Policy: Imagination and Innovation 
Andrew Francis_Opportunities for a Step Change for Regional Water Utility Management 

Water Directorate
Chris Philpot_Water Efficiency Measures
Patrick Schnelle and Aya Tafech_Backflow Prevention and Filter Optimisation
Lalji Rathod_Leadership Development Program 
Professor Robera Ryan_Strategic Plan Review

Wednesday Plenary
Peter Dennis_Future challenges and opportunities in the water sector

Jan Diedricks_Maintaining safe urban water supply
Dr Greg Ryan_Low impact telecommunications facilities 
Matt Barwick and Joe Pera_European Carp 

Stream 1 - Water Quality
Sandy Leask_Implementing a preventative risk management approach to water supply management
Josh Tickell_Review the NSW Fluoridation Code of Practice
Fabienne_d'Hautefeuille and Martin O'Rourke_Potential risks and impacts

Stream 2 - Technology and Innovation
Guenter Hauber-Davidson_Stolen Lost Forgotten
Graham Kennett_Kyogle Water Supply Augmentation Project 
James Rennie_Drone Technology

Stream 3 - Managing Risk 

Michael_Wrathall_Extreme Events Incidents
Paul Humphreys and Jennifer James_Workforce risks
Daniel Adler_Policy Implications for Asbestos Cement Pipe Management
Murray Thompson_Safe Operation of High Pressure Water Jetting Systems 


LGNSW Water Management Conference Draft Program

Local Government NSW is calling for expressions of interest from councils to host the 2019 LGNSW Water Management Conference.

Councils interested in hosting the conference will need to address the criteria in the Host Requirements document which is attached for your information. It is anticipated that the conference will be held in late August or early September in 2019.

Host Requirements document