Australian Green Development Forum
Main Event Spring 2016 - Event Information
Green Speed Learning Forum (GSLF) 1 day conference.
11th November 2016
Water: Sustainable Projects, Practices & Technologies
Water is our most precious resource and the most basic of human rights. Issues such as population and economic growth, climate change, pollution, privatisation of water and unsustainable farming practices are reducing global access to adequate clean water supplies, which in turn directly impacts social, environmental and economic wellbeing. Without secure water supplies, human health is grossly affected, our food bowl production is compromised and ecosystems quickly deteriorate.
As the driest continent heats up, what is Australia doing to secure the safety and quality of our water resources? Are we adequately protecting waterways and remediating wetlands? Can we rehydrate groundwater aquifers? Are we increasing access to clean fresh water in disadvantaged populations and managing our water resources less wastefully in developed communities?
The AGDF Main Event Spring 2016 will bring together some of the brightest minds insustainability, science and engineering to explore ideas and solutions around sustainable water management.
Andrew O’Neill will introduce ‘Living Waterways’, Healthy Waterways new incentive based reporting program for urban outcomes, and ‘The Future of Waste Water Technology & Innovation’ will be explored by Dominic Xavier from Sustainable Solutions International, and Chris Tanner from Bligh Tanner will take us into integrating engineering solutions with the natural environment.
We will take a look at Citysmart’s proposal for Brisbane CBD’s Chilled Water Network with Troy McGrath, and Ronny Matz, DSGNK, will explain Bioplastics and their role in water sensitive landscapes.
We are delighted to invite Colin Bear to lead the afternoon workshop. Joined by Dominic Xavier, Colin will review ‘Currumbin Ecovillage – 10 years older and wiser’, consider the lessons learned and, with audience participation, apply water related practices and technologies presented on the day.
Sustainable water management is ensuring our future. Attend the ME Spring program to learn what you need to know to about this critical field while gaining up to 8CPD points. With more speakers to be announced, be sure to add this all day event to your diary.
Date: Friday 11th November 2016
Time: 8:00am registration 8:30am start
Venue: Common Ground, 15 Hope St South Brisbane, Gambaro Room
Catering: Morning Tea, Lunch, and Afternoon Tea will be provided. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding provision of any dietary requirements.
Continuing Professional Development:
CPD Eligibility Requirements: The Main Event should provide participants with a minimum of 8 hours of Formal CPD activity. Participants are eligible for 8 CPD points upon completion of the worksheets provided. (based on attendance at 7 x 45min. presentations; 1 x 45min. interactive component (workshop design); and completion of 7 x 15min worksheets.
Certificate of Attendance: A Certificate of Attendance will be provided by the AGDF as proof of attendance based on registration on the day of the Main Event.
AACA Competency Unit(s): Design / Documentation / Project Management
EA & EEA Competency Unit(s): Risk Management
• Obtain new knowledge regarding sustainable water solutions around water management, including waste, new technologies, treatment, urban connectedness to apply new methods of thinking around design and construction.
• Share architectural & engineering experience and knowledge within the presentations and workshop relating to :-
◦ gaining an introductory overview to, and exploration of, innovative landscaping technology
◦ assisting clients and industry peers in understanding the future of wastewater treatment and management
◦ understanding new concepts around waterway protection, and achieving broader urban outcomes
◦ gaining knowledge on new research and innovations in designing buildings as a connected ecosystem using integrated HVAC technology.
◦ designing and incorporating sustainable and resilient initiatives to drive down costs and increase profits.
◦ contributing to a better understanding (improved skills) on how to initiate positive environmental impacts, commissioning and collaboration management, consider a planning framework and alternative thinking around constraints.
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Tickets for Members - Apply with a Discount Code
(need to be an AGDF member and login to the AGDF website to copy & paste discount code)
$110 (plus fees) EARLY BIRD LIMITED PLACES
$145 (plus fees) AGDF Member
$195 (plus fees ) Public Ticket