Webinar | Keeping the water on during and after extreme weather events | FLOODS

Feb 16, 2022 12:30pm to 2:00pm

With more frequent extreme weather events being part of Australian life, we need to be more vigilant in turning our water supplies into sustainable systems withstanding such shocks.

Water Research Australia's three-part 'extreme events' webinar series on bushfiresfloods, and drought will continue to investigate historical learnings and the impact they have had on the sector, while exploring opportunities for new systems and thinking to prepare for future events.

Join us for the second part of the series on 16th February 2022, to hear about floods from experts in managing water quality and quantity in extreme climates, and be part of the discussion with our panellists who will answer your key questions on how we can best prepare for future challenges.


Hear from our expert speakers:


Alison Oke | Bureau of Meteorology

Dr Alison Oke is a Senior Climate Risk Specialist with the Bureau of Meteorology. As a hydrologist Alison worked on the development of the Bureau's national water model AWRA-L and its application to climate projections to understand the future impacts of climate change on Australian water resources. She has experience in extending this understanding to the public through Bureau services such as the Australian Water Outlook and the Australian Climate Services. In this webinar she will present the latest research from the Bureau on recent trends in extreme rainfall and floods and the projected future changes under different climate scenarios. 


Asm Mohiuddin | Sydney Water

Asm has joined Sydney Water as a Water Treatment Specialist in 2013. He has over 18 years process engineering experience in the industry. Asm currently works as Process Manager in Water Supply & Production in Sydney Water and manages a process engineering team. He leads drinking water improvement projects, optimsiation of water filtration plants at Sydney Water during water quality incidents and treatment studies for major source water quality changes.  He also manages research and development trials in pilot and prototype scale treatment and process design and selection of treatment technologies in water treatment upgrades at Sydney Water. He also leads a number of treatment and water quality models development in Sydney Water.


Michael Harrison | Icon Water

Mike is the Senior Aquatic Monitoring Officer, responsible for managing the suite of aquatic ecological monitoring programs to respond to Icon Water’s regulatory and strategic needs. Prior to joining Icon Water, Mike played various roles for the ACT Parks and Conservation Service as a land manager. Mike has extensive experience in broad scale land management in the ACT, including rural lease and licencing, fire management, biosecurity and conservation biology. Mike Holds a BSc in Environmental Science, a Master of Biological Anthropology, and a Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity).


Brian Hester | Seqwater




Please note: the webinar will commence at 12:30pm (Sydney Time AEDT) running for approximately 90 minutes and will include presentations followed by Q&A.

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.

This webinar is free for WaterRA members, and is $50 for non-members. Not sure if you're a member? Check our member listing here



Cancellation and Refund Timetable 

5 or more working days before the event

Cancellations will recieve 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:Online webinar
From:Feb 16, 2022 12:30pm
To:Feb 16, 2022 2:00pm
Event Coordinator:Jo Ohlmeyer

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