Special event series | Understanding HBTs and how they can benefit your business

May 9, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Session 3 of the Health Based Targets (HBT) event series held by WaterRA will be an in-person only workshop held on Monday 9th May preceding OzWater'22 in Brisbane.

Participants will have the opportunity to put HBT theory into practice and gain confidence in implementing and communicating HBT assessments in their own business. Using tailored case studies, participants will:

  • Learn or refresh skills to undertake HBT assessments themselves, from catchment to treatment
  • Utilise the various tools discussed in sessions 1 and 2
  • Understand how to categorise catchments, from simple to complex
  • Find out more about treatment requirements, treatment discounting and useful monitoring approaches to prove barrier effectiveness
  • Hear about case study – based HBT approaches and learnings thereof

Expert instructors will provide guidance in an interactive and open forum. Our experts include: 

-                      Annette Davison, Principal and Director, Risk Edge

-                      Dan Deere, Water Quality Specialist, Water Futures

-                      Peter Prevos, Manager Data Science, Coliban Water


The session will commence at 12pm and conclude at 4pm (AEST). A catered lunch is included.

Participant Workbook | Access Here


Event Series Overview

This series will enable participants to gain a better understanding surrounding the use of HBTs, introducing their key concepts, what industry has learned, key barriers, pitfalls, benefits, tools currently available, and how HBTs can be applied to your organisation and their value can be communicated.

Starting with two online sessions and ending with an in-person workshop, it is designed for water industry professionals to get an overview and/or a refresher of the HBT approach. This could include practitioners, decision makers, risk assessors and new employees in the field of water quality management (from catchment to customer tap).   

Participants will gain insights into whole-of-system risk from an integrated water management perspective, and be introduced to a suite of tools that address key HBT issues across small to large scale systems. Discussions will centre around key business groups within a water supply organisation likely to benefit from the use of HBTs, such as catchments, reservoirs, treatment, distribution and end use/discharge.

Further detail on Sessions 1 & 2 can be found here.


Meet the Presenters

Dan Deere | Water Quality Specialist, Water Futures

Dr Dan Deere is a water scientist with 25 years postgraduate experience in academia, utilities and consulting. Based in Melbourne, Sydney and the UK, he has worked extensively across Australia and NZ as well as the Asia-Pacific region with WHO, AusAID, UKAID and ADB.


Annette Davison |  Principal and Director, Risk Edge

Dr Annette Davison has almost 30 years’ experience in the water industry, having worked for a range of private and public companies/organisations and regulators in research, consulting, regulatory, academic and auditing roles. Annette has a Higher National Diploma and BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology, a Masters in Environmental and Local Government Law and a PhD in environmental microbiology and biochemistry, as well as a range of professional and vocational qualifications. She has worked extensively in the application of risk assessment in the water industry including public health and governance aspects. 


Peter Prevos |  Manager Data Science, Coliban Water

Dr Peter Prevos has almost three decades of experience as a water engineer and manager, working in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, he has worked on marine engineering, drinking water and sewage treatment projects.


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


This event is subject to our Event Terms and Conditions 


Information Summary

Event Type:Special Event
From:May 9, 2022 12:00pm
To:May 9, 2022 4:00pm
Availability:Members & Non-members
Event Coordinator:Jo Ohlmeyer

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Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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