March 18, 2019
To be held on Tuesday 7th May, the session will discuss the increasing importance of recreational access to drinking water catchments in Australia.
Drinking water catchments and storages are an attractive location for initiatives seeking to improve the liveability of a region. However, their traditional role is to support health protection via the exclusion of human activity, minimising human-derived hazards to drinking water supply.
The booming population growth in Australia’s urban and major regional centres has triggered increasing interest in evaluating the role of our catchments.
The session will synthesise panellists’ and audience members’ experience and knowledge of the current state of the issue and seek to understand changes to risk management practices in light of increasing prevalence of recreation in the past decade.
Featuring the following key panellists, with more to be announced:
Dan Hoefel, Senior Manager Water Expertise & Research | SA Water
The session will also call on audience participation to:
Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of the aligned, neutral, and misaligned outcomes for the role of catchments with respect to health protection and recreational scenarios.