Water Essentials

From the water cycle through to privatisation and water law, this single day primer course will provide attendees with an overview of the current technical, environmental, legislative, economic and social issues associated with Australian water resources management. This is a course for new entrants to the water industry or for current staff working in water-interested organisations.

Course Details

When: Fri 27 May 16 - Fri 27 May 2016
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Fee: $550.00 incl GST
   Purchase after Mon 02 May for $660.00 incl GST

Course Content

This will be a one-day workshop, held in association with the Irrigation Australia International Conference - but is offered to both conf-delegates and non-delegates.

Workshop Topics include:

The Water Cycle 
1.    Climate Variability 
2.    Hydrological Cycle 
3.    Catchments and Land Use 
4.    Rivers, Lakes Wetlands 
5.    Groundwater 

Urban Water 
1.    Potable Supply 
2.    Sanitation & Recycling 
3.    Water Sensitive Urban Design 
4.    Treatment Technologies 

Remote and Regional Water 
1.    Ecosystem Services and Environment 
2.    Irrigation 
3.    Mining 

Water Law and Control 
1.    Constitutional Powers 
2.    Water Rights and Key Legislation 
3.    Institutional Arrangements 
4.    Corporatisation and Privatisation 
5.    Community Attitudes


Workshop fees:

  • To gain Conference-Delegate-Discount, select from discounts in the Registration Form below: $440 (incl GST)
  • Full Fee: $550 (incl GST), when registering before Monday 2 May 2016



Ben Kele, Arris

Ben is the Director of Arris Water and completing his PhD at Central Queensland University. Ben lectures in ICEWaRM Master's program; teaching the core course Global Water Systems II: The Engineered Water Cycle. His research has focused on the management of sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) and salinity in water treatment. He has developed, patented and successfully commercialised two treatment technologies. Through Midell Water Ben is involved in the design, construction, and operation of treatment facilities and reuse schemes. Ben has been actively researching the reduction of SAR, salinity, and other contaminants of concern in Associated Water with a number of Coal Seam Gas companies. Ben has a Bachelor of Applied Science and has completed his Master's by research in Decentralised Wastewater Treatment.

Daryl Stevens, ATURA

Daryl has worked extensively for the National Environmental Protection Council as Coordinator and Scientific Services for the Environmental Risk component of the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling. Has also consulted extensively in developing land suitability assessments and environmental management plans for a range of rural and urban reuse schemes. Dr Stevens specialises in risk assessments using a range of modelling techniques. He has also led research projects in the runoff and lateral movement in soils of stormwater from micro-catchments. Dr Stevens has an excellent track record on the management and delivery of integrated research outcomes for Atura and with his previous employers: Arris Pty Ltd, University of Adelaide and CSIRO Land and Water. He has extensive research and project management experience including the management of several large research projects integrated across industry, government authorities and research sectors.

Who Should Attend:

Attendees in ICE WaRM’s Short Courses Programme include:
Sectors and Organisations:
Private, Public, Consulting
Local, State, Commonwealth Government Agencies
Engineering, Environment, Agriculture, Farming, Irrigation, Education, Research, Mining
Water Authorities, Power Utilities

• Project Manager
• Water Planner / Regulator / Operator
• Change Manager • Hydrogeologist
• Professional & Technical Staff • Environmental Manager
• Team Leader • Inspector of Mines
• Water Quality Officer • Civil Engineer
• Human Resources Manager • Environmental Engineer
• Policy Staff • Water Strategy Specialist
• Works Supervisor • Irrigation Consultant


What's included:
Presentations by experienced, highly regarded water professionals
Course notes - hard copy, electronic
Tutorials, discussions, demonstrations
Field trips, where relevant
Networking with industry colleagues
Small group sizes to allow greater interaction
Venues - CBD locations, light, modern, comfortable
Catering: lunch, morning, afternoon teas, networking drinks


Ways to register:
Book below
Complete the Registration Form on back page of Annual Flyer
Contact ICE WaRM direct:
        T: +61 8 8236 5208

        E: training@icewarm.com.au

Continuing Professional Development:
Claim CPD hours with Engineers Australia for all ICE WaRM Professional Short Courses: www.engineersaustralia.org.au
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Course Presenters:
Presenters are drawn from a pool of over 100 water professionals working in industry, science and education. They are highly regarded mentors, commited to developing skills and knowledge and cultivating professional links within the water industry.

Tailored Short Courses:
ICE WaRM also tailors Short Courses, enabling:
Content and Presenters matching your specifications
Whole of team training at one time
Delivery time & location at your convenience
Fees by negotiation

Course Attendees:
Attendees come from a wide range of organisations in both public and private sectors and across various industries including agriculture, education, engineering, environment, irrigation, mining, research, water authorities and utilities.
  • "Really appreciated the opportunity for interaction with other participants for peer learning, and the extended question and answer times- to tap specific opinions and knowledge of presenters."
  • "Loved the diverse views, coupled to the well organised event plus the experienced professional presenters from various organisations."
  • "It’s highly commendable for bringing professionals together across the entire water sector. Such an eye opening course – so comprehensive, touching pertinent issues in the water sector. Bravo ICE WaRM!"
  • "Great overview of the water industry and challenges faced by the industry in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects."
  • "I was very happy with all content presented; it had good examples of how theories work in practice, useful videos, and the presenters have excellent knowledge of subject matter."
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Please fill out the below form to register.
ICE WaRM will send you an email to confirm your place in the course and also an invoice.
All courses are in city-central locations and include presentations, notes, tutoring and catering ie: lunch, morning & afternoon teas (prices include GST).

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