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The IAH WA Tech Talks feature speakers from hydrogeology and related sciences. These monthly events are the premier networking opportunity for water professionals in Western Australia.

Tech Talks are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

For our April event, IAH Western Australia is pleased to host Mal McGivern


Mal McGivern has been a hydrogeologist with the Water Corporation for the past 7 years with a focus on regional groundwater schemes including Exmouth, Esperance, Port Hedland, the Northern Goldfields and Hopetoun. His main areas of expertise are groundwater compliance, groundwater exploration, assessment and development, wastewater treatment plant assessment, 3D geological modelling as well as groundwater training and education within the Water Corporation.


The Water Corporation’s Exmouth groundwater supply system

The Water Corporation is the principal supplier of water, wastewater and drainage services in WA. Groundwater is important part of the water supply mix, especially for regional centres such as Exmouth. So how does the Water Corporation meet the challenges of sustainable borefield operation in coastal regions such as Exmouth?

Mal will provide an interesting case study of the scientific and engineering aspects of coastal aquifers. Mal will outline the Water Corporation’s hydrogeological investigations, including drilling and bore testing; Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) surveys; and future numeric model. This work will contribute to an updated model for operating the borefield, including: optimised bore operation to minimise saline-upconing; increased sustainable yields for existing bores; and the installation of solar-operating bores for peak-tourist demand periods. Mal will also outline the challenges that water utilities face within the planning process.


We encourage members to join us for drinks and nibbles at 5:30pm before the presentation starts at 6pm sharp.



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The venue is located within the CBD and is easily accessible by public transport. For those arriving by car, the closest carpark is Council House.

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