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Webinar | The world of digital & data - applications for water

May 26, 2020 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Here at WaterRA we frequently host a number of webinars on topical issues facing research and utilities. Topics for the webinars are selected based on our overarching key themes of; community and customer values, climate change, digital and data, networks and treatment and, risk management.

The world of digital & data - applications for water


The Australian water industry in recent years has embarked on a journey of discovery into the application of a plethora of digital technologies currently on offer. Rapid development is taking place in relation to low cost yet powerful microchips, software applications, automation, data storage, analytics, sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the complex network of sensors and signals known as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Join the WaterRA team and three bright and enterprising engineering masters students on our very own journey of discovery into the wonders of sensors, IoT and digital and data management.

This webinar explores:

  • Remote sensing technologies
  • Internet of things
  • Digital and data management
  • New research and the ways you can become involved:
    • ‘State of Knowledge & capability for remote sensing in water applications’,
    • ‘WaterRA Sensors Workshop’

Join this discussion on how we can leverage the world of digital technologies for a smarter, more resilient and tech-savvy water industry.


Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Time:  12:30pm - 1:45pm (Adelaide time - ACST)
Location:  Online via Zoom
Cost:  Free for members, $30 (inc GST) for Non-members




Full details including links to the webinar platform will be sent to registered attendees.

The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be provided to registered attendees within 7 business days after the event.

Our member rate is for WaterRA members only. Not sure if you're a member? Check our member listing here

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Our Presenters

Signature Speaker


Dr Tim Malthus, Research Group Leader - Coastal Monitoring, Modelling and Informatics Group, 
Coastal Development and Management Program, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Business Unit 

Tim is Research Group Leader of Coastal Sensing and Modelling in the Coasts Program of CSIRO's
Oceans and Atmosphere Business Unit. His group develops high resolution hydrodynamic and
biogeochemical models and satellite remote sensing products - important tool for better managing coastal
regions around Australia and worldwide. Tim’s most recent research has focussed on tools for the detection
of harmful algal blooms in both inland and coastal waters. This has ranged from the development of low
cost optical sensors, apps  for use by citizen scientists and observations using satellites in space.

Early Career Researchers

Suraj Ajjampur | Eyes are everywhere – technologies for remote sensing and monitoring

Suraj has a master's degree in secondary teaching from Deakin University and is currently studying a
Masters degree in the school of Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He is a massive
sports fan who is training for the Melbourne Marathon this year as a personal goal. He hopes one day
to start his own foundation that will improve educational quality and equity in disadvantaged communities. 


Fariha Tabassum | Measuring and monitoring – the use of low cost IoT devices, data collection
and integration methods, to measure and count just about anything 

Fariha has a Bachelor’s of Engineering from UCL (London) and is currently finishing her masters in
Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She is an extrovert who loves travelling,
meeting new people and adrenaline sports. She wishes to work for sustainability and give back to
rural communities.


Dimitri Paiva | Making data meaningful - manipulating and interpreting data to produce reports and
visualisations that are bespoke for users needs 

Dimitri is completing his Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. He is
enthusiastic about sports and has excelled in Sea-Swimming events! Data science is another subject which
he is actively improving in. He plans to use the knowledge he acquires to reduce impacts of human activities
on marine life along overly-populated coastal areas.


Cancellation and Refund Timetable

5 or more working days before the event 

 Cancellations will receive a 100% refund

4 or less working days before the event

No refunds will be issued however registrations are transferable, refer to name change details in policy

 No fee will be charged for non-attendance by members


Information Summary

Event Type:Webinar
From:May 26, 2020 12:30pm
To:May 26, 2020 1:45pm
Availability:Members & Non-members
Event Coordinator:Jessica Burgess
Phone Enquiries:+61 8 7424 2466

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