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ISSUE 5 APRIL 2014 KBR DELIVERS GREAT AND SMALL TORO SEEKS A BETTER IRRIGATION SOLUTION WATER TECHNOLOGIES LEAD TO REVOLUTION IN WATER AERATION BOOK NOW - 2014 WIA SMART WATER AWARDS


CEO NEWS IN THIS EDITION CEO NEWS

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New General Manager at Allwater Alliance

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Talking Water Policy with the Minister and the Shadow

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Easier Access to Water Resources

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NCGRT Puts Groundwater on the Map

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Maric Celebrates 50 Years

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WIA Case Studies

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KBR

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Toro

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Ecovortek

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Board Member Profiles

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Out & About

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What’s on MARCH 2014 2014 WIA Smart Water Awards Ceremony bookings open - www. waterindustry.com.au/events/ event/2014-wia-smart-water-awards

It is hard to believe that we are already 3 months into 2014. It seems that the only constant thing in the industry at the moment is change. There have always been ebbs and flows in every industry and the water industry is no exception. The last five years have included some of the largest spends in the water industry in South Australia’s history. The Desalination plant, interconnection pipework, community wastewater management systems and stormwater capture and reuse schemes have been required and in some cases fasttracked due to the drought and the need for reliability and sustainability of water resources. We are now in a time when the focus has moved to efficiency and affordability. And while this is difficult for many members and requires a different focus and skillset, there are still great opportunities for innovative companies in all areas of the water industry. While the larger capital works programs may have slowed down, we are fortunate that our end customers, the water consumers, will continue to need water every year, assets will continue to get older needing upgrade or replacement and innovation is being increasingly demanded. The SA state election has come and gone and we see some new faces in both the House of Assembly and Legislative Council. No doubt this will bring in some new ideas and the WIA looks forward to continuing the healthy engagement we have had with the mix of on-going and new Ministers. South Australia has traditionally had a history of innovating and finding ways to get things done. This is once again an opportunity for brave leadership and innovation to lead the way. We should be careful not to only look to government for this leadership as many of the state’s greatest innovations started in our companies and research institutions. The Water Industry Alliance is currently preparing our service offering for the 2014-15 Financial Year. Rest assured we are constantly looking for new ways to help our members get more value for your money. Andy Roberts Chief Executive Officer

TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014 5.00pm - 7.00pm April Members Night with Campbell Gemmell, Chief Executive Officer, Essential Services Commission of South Australia.

WEDNESDAY 7 MAY 2014 12.00pm - 2.30pm Roundtable Luncheon with John Ringham Leading Edge and Principal Members only

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Font cover image courtesy of KBR: Christies Beach Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) South Australia.

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NEWS

New General Manager at Allwater Alliance

SA Water and Allwater work closely together, collaborating on strategy and sharing skills and expertise to manage water services across metropolitan Adelaide.

In February 2014 Allwater welcomed new Allwater is a joint venture between Transfield Services, Suez General Manager Annelise Avril. Environnement and Degrémont; Annelise has 18 years’ experience in with each company bringing a the water industry, specialising in wide range of expertise. Together, management of water and wastewater their work is essential to ensure services, water engineering, and project the public health of over 1.1 management. million people and to protect our environment. She joins the team from the Aroona Alliance in Perth. Allwater commenced the alliance contract with SA Water on 1 July Jerome Bailly – who was involved with 2011 for a 10-year period. The the bid and transition and then led assets are Government-owned the team as General Manager – has returned to France as Regional Director and customer relations and major for Lyonnaise des Eaux, another division capital works are managed by SA Water. of Allwater’s parent company, Suez Environnement. Annelise will continue to lead the team to deliver quality and Allwater employs 360 people who efficient services to SA Water’s operate and maintain metropolitan Adelaide’s water supply, sewer network, customers. water and wastewater treatment plants She also looks forward to meeting and various recycled water schemes for WIA members to discuss South SA Water. Australia’s water challenges.

Pictured (above) Annelise Avril, (below) Allwater in operation.

Talking Water Policy with the Minister and Shadow Minister On Wednesday 5 March, the Water Industry Alliance, in conjuction with the Australian Water Association and the Water Research Centre, hosted the Minister for Water, the Hon. Ian Hunter MLC and the Shadow Minister, Michelle Lensink MLC to talk water policy in the lead up to the State election. With over 100 people in attendance, it was a great opportunity to hear the Minister and Shadow Minister outline the Labor and Liberal sides of water policy, especially so close to a State Election. The evening was kindly sponsored by research institution the Goyder Institute for Water Research, and Director, Michele Akeroyd, facilitated the evening. The event was a great success and it was also good to hear both parties acknowledge the recent success of the Water Industry Alliance’s work with the Irrigation Project. Pictured Above: Andy Roberts, CEO, WIA, Jonathon McKeown, CEO, AWA, Minister Ian Hunter MLC, Michele Akeroyd, Director, Goyder Institute, Justin Brookes, Director, Water Reseach Centre. Below: Andy Roberts, Michele Akeroyd, Shadow Minister Michelle Lensink MLC, Jonathon McKeown and Justin Brookes.

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NEWS

Easier Access to Water Resources The Government of South Australia has launched an enhanced WaterConnect website, further linking South Australians with the most up-to-date water resource information and data. WaterConnect was first launched in October 2010 and has since proved to be a crucial tool for industry and communities. The relaunch of the WaterConnect website, which took place in late 2013, has seen improvements in the way critical information and data relating to water resources are accessed. Some significant improvements to the website include a series of new tools which will assist those looking to access this information. Key enhancements to the website

NCGRT Puts Groundwater on the Map Groundwater is one of Australia’s most precious, yet little-understood resources. Out of sight, it often fails to trigger the same levels of emotion or concern shown to other higher profile environmental priorities. But groundwater is the lifeblood of numerous communities, cities, industries and dependent ecosystems throughout Australia. Without it, agriculture would struggle, Australia’s mining boom would fizzle and numerous cities and rural towns such as Perth, Newcastle, Alice Springs, Port Lincoln, Mt Gambier, Penola and Bordertown would lose their main water source. Fortunately, South Australia is the base of one of the world’s largest groundwater research hubs – the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT).

include refined search tools to filter relevant water data and new dynamic mapping features. Also included is a new data system which enables users of the website to access near real-time data such as river levels, flow, quality, salinity and rainfall. The currency of this information will help facilitate better decision making. Users can now click on the map, type a location or select a region and see the information relevant to that area. Not only can users view the data, but also download the data to use according to their needs. Other improvements include a new Surface Water Data System, sharing the same look and feel as the Groundwater Data System. A new section relating to riverbank collapse and other hazard management has also been established. The centre is headquartered at Flinders University in Adelaide and has been founded by $60 million provided by the Australian Research Council, the National Water Commission, and a nationwide alliance of over 20 university, government and industry partners. It promotes global collaboration between nearly 200 Australian and international researchers who are undertaking projects conducted by the centre. In South Australia, the Willunga Basin research site is an investment of over $3 million in science infrastructure and includes important research into groundwater recharge, surface water - groundwater interactions, seawater intrusion, acceptable extraction limits, impacts of future land use change, and irrigation with recycled wastewater. The centre is also partnering with the Goyder Institute for Water Research, Flinders University, the CSIRO and the South Australian Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources to map the aquifers below Adelaide. This will be the first comprehensive study of Adelaide’s

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Key information relating to the River Murray such as weekly reports for River Murray flows and high flow advice will also be available on WaterConnect. WaterConnect allows users to search for information about their water licence and permit status or water trading in South Australia. WaterConnect has been a useful platform for industry to access water resource data which has been extended by including important information for the mining sector. Through a well-established mechanism of RSS content feeds, WaterConnect data and information can also be directly integrated into other sites and systems, providing direct and timely access to relevant authoritative data. To access WaterConnect, visit www. waterconnect.sa.gov.au.

metropolitan groundwater and will develop a complex computer model that can be used to simulate future impacts on Adelaide’s water supply by effects such as a larger population, sea level rise, and increased water use. Examples of other projects across the state include assessing South Australia’s groundwater vulnerability to seawater intrusion, researching groundwater interaction with drains in the southeast; groundwater modelling and recharge estimations in Uley on the Eyre Peninsula; and exploring recharge processes at arid locations such as the Southern Flinders Basin and APY lands. The Centre has a dedicated training program that offers a wide range of professional short courses which are focused on science and management issues related to groundwater and its uses. More information about their research and training can be found at www. groundwater.com.au.


NEWS

Maric Celebrates Fifty Years The company Maric Products was founded by Eric Schroeder, for the manufacture of his self-designed water heaters. In 2013 the Adelaide based manufacturer, now Maric Flow Control, continued to thrive, celebrating fifty years. The local manufacturer not only celebrated five decades of manufacturing products for the water industry, but they also continue to achieve record sales. Maric Flow Control valves are highly respected for their simplicity and effectiveness by hydraulic engineers, particularly in the mining and pumping industries, to the point where they are now regarded as a leading manufacturer and supplier of flow control valves internationally. Their Australian made products, Maric flow control valves, are sold to industries including, water treatment, water authorities, mining, pumping, and irrigation. Their products are sold domestically, while 40 percent of their total production is exported to countries which include Europe, the United Kingdom, the US, South America, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, China and Scandinavia. The Maric flow control valves were invented in Australia and are manufactured in Magill; they offer the ability to maintain a constant pre-set flow rate of water, over a wide pressure range. The technology is based on a precision moulded rubber control ring in the valve’s body, with an orifice diameter that varies in response to the pressure differential applied to it - the greater the pressure, the smaller the orifice, thus maintaining a constant flow. Prior to Mr Eric Schroeder founding Maric Products for the manufacture of water heaters, he had traditionally manufactured the heaters through his original business Schroeder Electrical

Engineering, which operated from a factory in Beatrice Street, Prospect. Mr Schroeder’s heaters were a considerable improvement over the existing heaters in the market at the time and they became the market leader in Adelaide (allowing Mr Schroeder to take the business further). It was in the manufacture of his heaters that Mr Schroeder saw the opportunity to look for a process to maintain the constant flow of water, despite fluctuating water pressures, in order to maintain a constant temperature. As the only flow control valve on the market at that time was a very expensive American product, Mr Schroeder designed his own, using his background in rubber chemistry, soon patenting his own valve, the Maric Valve. These valves were not only used in water heaters but had a broad range of applications. Throughout the 1970’s Mr Schroeder’s valves continued to thrive, and after being repackaged, sold well into the hotel/motel market, both nationally and internationally. At the time, water heaters were still Maric’s core business, however, in the 1980’s the increasing popularity of mains pressure storage water heaters, saw sales of these and business overall decline. In 1987 the business was experiencing a low point, but at this time Grant Schroeder joined the

business and brought with him an equipment upgrade and through a significant marketing commitment, Maric Flow Control valves started to once again experience growth. In 2003 a name change of the business, to Maric Flow Control Australia, acknowledged the significance of their core product, Maric Flow Control valves. Applications for the valve continued to increase, and with it brought necessary adaptions to suit different environments. The most recent adaption, a patented non-return feature, was to create Maric flow control check valves for use in the mining sector. The use of EPDM, Viton and High Pressure control rubber materials, has increased for more aggressive industrial environments. After fifty years, operating through strengths and difficulties, Maric Flow Control has continued to grow, and its strong reputation is emanated through its long list of customers across a broad range of industries, nationally and internationally. For more information on Maric Flow Contol see their website, www.maric. com.au or contact their office on 08 8431 2281.

2014 Water Industry Alliance Awards Ceremony Join us on Friday 23 May at the Adelaide Convention Centre, to congratulate the Award winners of the 2014 WIA Smart Water Awards, who have showcased their leading edge expertise and innovation and celebrate the achievements of the South Australian Water Industry. To register to attend our Awards, or to find out more see, www.waterindustry.com.au/events.

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CASE STUDIES

MEMBER CASE STUDIES With the demand for innovation in the way we use water, many WIA Members demonstrate why they are the leaders in their field. Our Member Case Studies put their examples on the line and show you just what they are doing for the industry, many of them, revolutinising it.

Welcome to our new members Leading Edge Fyfe

Growth SJN Accountants

Networking George Willcox Consulting Amiad Water Systems Katalyst 21

Toro

Netcraft Australia

Affiliate Amirhomayoun (Andrew) Izadyar

KBR

Rebecca Barnes

Ecovortek

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CASE STUDIES

KBR delivers water via all plants great and small Two clever solutions at either end of the cost and complexity scale have delivered high-quality recycled water for some of Australia’s best vineyards. A low energy, rotating biological contactors treatment option for a small wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the Barossa Valley has meant a cost-effective solution for the Barossa Council, while one of Australia’s largest membrane bioreactors installed recently at SA Water’s Christies Beach WWTP will see billions of litres of quality water recycled to McLaren Vale growers. Award-winning engineering firm KBR, has been involved in the delivery of two very different wastewater treatment plants – the 0.16 ML/d Stockwell WWTP in the Barossa and the 45 ML/d Christies Beach WWTP for a population of 200,000. South Australian Manager for Water, Mark Teicher, said KBR engineers came up with the innovative solution for Stockwell after reviewing a number of suitable technologies. “We went for this option because it fulfilled the brief and was cost-effective in capital and maintenance,” Mark said. “Now, 100% of this water will be reused by the viticulturists and on playing fields. At KBR, we utilise our global experience combined with engineering excellence to deliver projects that surpass our clients’ expectations, this is the KBR way and we’re very proud to have worked with Stockwell to deliver such an innovative design.”

of treated water being discharged to the sea. The membrane bioreactor has enabled this to be achieved through the production of high quality recycled water to flow to about 120 McLaren Vale growers, covering about 4000 hectares,” Mark said. Although very different in scale and capital expenditure, both projects have presented exciting challenges to KBR’s team of water engineers.

Low cost treatment solution for Stockwell When Barossa Council called on KBR to design the Stockwell WWTP, the team reviewed existing technologies and proposed using rotating biological contactors (RBCs) to provide secondary treatment as a low energy and cost effective treatment. In engaging an experienced engineering consultant to prepare a “construct only” tender package, the council sought a higher level of involvement in the design and increased certainty of outcomes than a more traditional ‘design and construct’ contract often allows. “The KBR team struck a balance between providing enough details to define requirements and expectations to prospective constructors, while avoiding unnecessary cost,” Mark explained. The WWTP was completed in 2012.

One of Australia’s largest membrane bioreactors for Christies Beach WWTP

At the other, much larger end of the scale, KBR in partnership with United Water, recommended installing one of Australia’s largest membrane bioreactors for SA Water’s WWTP at Christies Beach.

SA Water engaged KBR and United Water to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the recent Christies Beach WWTP upgrade. Construction began in 2009, and performance testing of the new membrane bioreactor – one of the largest of its kind in Australia – was completed recently, along with commissioning of a new anaerobic digester.

“One of SA Water’s key project objectives was environmental improvement by limiting the amount

The Christies Beach bioreactor uses submerged ultrafiltration membranes instead of conventional clarifiers. By

drawing mixed liquor through the membranes, fine suspended solids are removed to produce high quality treated water, which is then UV disinfected. The high grade water is being stored over winter and then supplied to Willunga Basin Water for distribution to growers in the McLaren Vale area during summer. The Christies Beach WWTP upgrade is just one of the major water projects KBR has been an integral part of. Others include the twin 1800mm diameter pipeline for the Sydney desalination plant, the 161km Southern Regional Water Pipeline in Queensland and the Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP) tertiary upgrade project. The ETP recently won the “Water and Wastewater Project of the Year” award at the Global Water Summit in Spain. According to the client, Melbourne Water, this was in recognition of ground-breaking plant trials and innovative processes (a combination of ozone treatment, filters, UV and chlorine disinfection), and for delivering a high quality project on schedule and budget. KBR provided detailed design, and construction and commissioning support for the US$426M (AUS$418M) upgrade. KBR’s design team looks forward to its next wastewater treatment plant: great or small. KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets. For more information visit www.kbr.com.

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CASE STUDIES

Seeking a Better Irrigation Solution Located six kilometres east of the Melbourne CBD, Trinity Grammar School is an independent Anglican day and boarding school with approximately 1300 students. The school has five sites - the school campus at Kew, the Bulleen sporting fields plus three school campsites located in regional Victoria. The Bulleen site consists of approximately 25 hectares of multipurpose grassed sporting fields, which depending on the season can be used for cricket, AFL football, soccer or rugby. Water is drawn from a 30 megalitre dam located on site and fed by stormwater from nearby streets in the Manningham City Council area. At the school site there is a one hectare grassed oval, a rooftop garden and numerous garden beds that require maintenance and irrigation.

Toro Sentinel Central Control System in action In mid 2012, Grounds Manager Nathan Tovey commenced a search for a new irrigation system for the Bulleen Sporting fields site that would save time and increase convenience for the ground staff. After discussions with Clint Shaw, Toro Australia’s Victorian Irrigation Territory Manager, the Toro Sentinel Central Control system was selected and connected to two principal sporting fields in October 2012. “The partial installation was done partly for budget reasons but I also wanted to see how effective and reliable it was before committing to a full roll-out

across the remaining sports fields and central school oval,” Nathan said. “On one field we installed 100 new Toro T7 sprinkler heads, while on the second field we have installed 30 additional T7s with more to go and connected them to the Sentinel controller.” “Interestingly we got greater uniformity in watering with the new T7 heads, so this may be something we consider when setting up the system for the remaining four fields. “Our previous irrigation system was controlled from a central location away from the playing fields but the Sentinel system allows us to access the system remotely via our smart phones or mobile devices such as i-pads to change settings or timings. “With the sportsfields located 10 kilometres away from the school grounds, this has proved to be a benefit for us.” Another advantage of installing a Sentinel system has been the access to 24 hour NSN support (NSN is Toro’s National Support Network). “The telephone support network and also our local Toro representative helped us get the control system running smoothly and it is working beautifully,” he said. “The Sentinel setup delivers greater watering uniformity and remote access convenience than our previous system. “Toro is a known and trusted brand for us with many of our mowers and maintenance equipment being Toro products. Using their irrigation equipment was somewhat of a natural extension. “I am very pleased with the outcomes and am looking to expand the Sentinel

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network onto the other sporting fields and the central school oval during 2013.”

Suited for school applications Clint Shaw, Toro’s Victorian Irrigation Territory Manager believes the Sentinel system is ideally suited to multi-site applications such as municipal parks, schools or sporting complexes. “Schools often have large grassed and garden areas which require a lot of maintenance but schools have limited resources,” Mr Shaw said. “Water is now a major resource for all turf managers and it is vital they know exactly where and how much water they use. “With Sentinel’s flow optimisation capabilities, program start times can be automatically set to maximise system pump efficiency and flow optimisation while ensuring demand does not exceed preset limits. “This optimisation also helps to shorten watering times, which I believe has helped Nathan and his team water more efficiently. “Using smart technology such as the Sentinel Central Control System that ties together a central computer, irrigation controllers and turf guard sensors, really can help ground staff use their time and water allocation more efficiently and effectively.” “With remote access irrigation, run times and sequences can be quickly adjusted and monitored, while individual valves can be manually operated to help with maintenance.” The Toro Sentinel Central Control System won the Water Industry Alliance 2012 Smart Water Irrigation and Use Award.


CASE STUDIES commissioned in 2007 in brands, Coonawarra Winery, where the odour was reduced to barely noticeable within 48 hours which was due to an 80% reduction of anaerobic bacteria.

Revolution in Water Aeration The marriage of the Bio-Oxy Water Conditioner and Aerator has provided amazing results in aeration that can improve the biological health of any water body, including trials in waste water lagoons showing close to saturation levels of oxygen dissolved in the water. The Bio-Oxy Water Conditioner and Aerator is a combination of two separate Australian designed and patented technologies that have each had their individual successes over the past five years. The two technologies were combined in 2012 and a number of trials were conducted in the Australian eastern states. Successful results have led to further orders including the first international installation in Malaysia.

More recently, a poultry farm in NSW was struggling with their water quality supplied to their chickens and used in their evaporative air conditioners. “We set up a very affordable water treatment system for them and they were so impressed with the results, they have asked us to design and build treatment systems for four new poultry farms that they are developing”, Mr Dickson said. One of the problems was iron bacteria and they had to clean the filters every four hours. Now they clean the filters twice per week and the odour in the water has disappeared. “Test results showed that the water was clear & completely free of iron bacteria”, said Mr Dickson. Some of the test results, below, demonstrate an improvement in water quality within days of installation of the Bio-Oxy Water Conditioner & Aerator which then stabilised after several weeks. The following statistics establish the chemical/organism, the result, time and comments.

The Managing Director of Pittwater Designs & Solutions, Tony Dickson, said “...the first two things that the customers always comment on are that the smell goes away and the water starts to clear. Some customers have been trying to get rid of a dreadful odour for years and they are amazed when we get rid of it in weeks without the use of chemicals!”

1. Dissolved Oxygen, 99% increase, 13 weeks from 0.01 mg/l to 8.9 mg/l

Reducing odours was successfully trialled back in 2006 in a number of small winery waste water systems. The first commercial installation was

5. Cyanobacteria, Total reduction, 12 weeks. Visually blue-green algae disappeared. Organism counts were not taken.

2. Ammonia, 98% reduction, 12 weeks from 75 mg/l to 0.98 mg/l 3. Suspended Solids, 93% reduction 14 weeks, from 260 mg/l to 17 mg/l 4. Turbidity, 80% reduction, 14 weeks from 240 mg/l to 50.9 mg/l

There are many benefits for irrigation, cooling, horticulture, agriculture and effluent applications The Bio-Oxy Water Conditioner and Aerator can deliver 6kg of oxygen per kilo-watt hour. For a given water body it uses about 30% of the electricity required for more traditional aerators. The technology incorporated within the Bio-Oxy can reduce anaerobic bacteria by up to 80%. Water bodies using this technology showed a substantial increase in biological health and recorded exceptional results including;

An increased level of dissolved oxygen in a relatively short period. This leads to long term sustainable oxygen saturation. This result provides an ideal ecology for aerobic bacteria to thrive reducing organic matter and a reduction of unpleasant odours. The reduction of suspended solids and turbidity in the water body. This results in an increase in water clarity providing greater penetration of sunlight and increased aquatic plant growth. A change in water ecology resulting in the nitrification of ammonia. This removes any unpleasant ammonia odours and allows nitrates to coagulate and settle to the bottom to be consumed by micro-organisms. Reduced stratification of the water body, by bringing cooler anaerobic water to the surface thereby cooling the surface water. The increased biological health of the water body. This is as a result of reduced organic matter, reduced nitrogen and reduced temperature which changes the water ecology so that cyanobacteria will not thrive thereby reducing blue/green algal blooms. The Bio-Oxy Water Conditioner and Aerator is a revolution in treatment of any water body and solves water problems effectively, efficiently, without chemicals, with less maintenance and at less cost. Pittwater Designs & Solutions can be contacted in NSW, 0414 366 999, Qld, (07) 5535 3393 and in South Australia, (08) 8388 5611.

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BOARD MEMBER PROFILES

Introducing the 2013/14 WIA Board Members In November 2013 the Water Industry Alliance hosted their 2013 Annual General Meeting and Board Member Election. Eight voting Board Members were elected, along with two non-voting members. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Board Members and look forward to introducing them to you across this year.

Chairman, Tim Waterhouse, Sentek

Deputy Chair, Judith Bradsen, Cowell Clarke

Duncan Whitfield

Terry Evans, Minter Ellison

Andrew Sarich, RPC Technologies

Robran Cock, TRILITY

Doug Gee, SA Water

Michael LeVene, APC Integration

Tanja Stefanovic, Australian Water Association

Keith Downard, Tonkin Engineering

Meet the WIA staff team: Hayley McDonald, Marketing Coordinator, Andy Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Ford, Administration Assistant.

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BOARD MEMBER PROFILES

Out and About 1. Grant Schroeder, Maric Flow Control and Judith Bradsen, Cowell Clarke at the February Members Night. 2. Phil Verco, Mark Griscti, Duncan Whitfield, Wayne Sampson and Tanja Stefanovic at the February Members Night. 3. Stephen Fines Phillips, and Colin Coulson from SEM Group of Companies at the February Members Night. 4. Kym Davey, Managing Director of Shingleback Wines welcomes WIA Members to the Shingleback Cellar door on the WIA Wine Tour in January. 5. WIA Members hear from David Paxton, Managing Director of Paxton Wines, at one of their vineyards. 6. WIA Members at the Paxton Cellar door hearing from David Paxton. 7. Gemtree Wines talks more about the Wetlands project with WIA Members, while at the Wetlands. 8.

Water Industry Alliance Members at the December Christmas Party and Members Night, at Basetec Services, hearing from, Steven Ward, Executive Director for the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy. 9. WIA Members explore the wetlands at Gemtree Winery.

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