ALGA eNewsletter 2017 Issue No.21


EPA defends guidelines not to report contaminated property sites if land value could be affected
A review into the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority's (EPA) management of significantly contaminated sites found the agency routinely did not declare contaminated sites where property values could be affected.... read more

100% water being used in Dhaka slums faecal contaminated: Study

Almost 100 percent water used by the slum people in Dhaka faces faecal contamination, which causes various diarrhoeal diseases and consequently, malnutrition, mostly to children, says a new study.....read more

Fracking isn't contaminating groundwater, study finds

A major anti-fracking argument by environmentalists may not have the facts to back it up, a new study conducted by Duke University found...... read more

Dear ExampleContactFirstName

This week I will be short and sweet.... recently I received anonymous feedback via our website suggesting that ALGA record the branch events held, then consider making them available for a small fee, as a way of supporting our regional members unable to travel to CBD locations.

I am pleased to advise that we have been doing this....directly below my blog in this eNewsletter is the section "resources". This lists events for 2017 that have been recorded and/or presentations available to members for downloading from our resources section on our website. Note this is free to members - however if you would like to track for CPD points it is suggested that you register! For a small fee the recordings are available to non-members as well. Any questions feel free to contact Karoline or Michal in the office or email branches@landandgroundwater.com

As always any suggestions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me directly OR use the "soapbox" button on the website.


Elisabethe Dank
Chief Executive Officer

ALGA is continually building on it's library of resources on the website under the resources - papers tab click here. However please note, this is a member benefit only - a password will have been provided in your membership confirmation email.

This website section includes copies of recordings, powerpoint presentations and/or event summary reports for ALGA events held - click here
Enabling Innovative Solutions in Site Assessment and Remediation
Sydney Branch - May
Hazardous Materials - A Different Perspective
Sydney Branch - April
Love Thy Contractor – Getting the Best Project Outcomes Through Relationship Management
Melbourne Branch - April
Risk and Reality - Contaminated Sites and Community Perceptions
Perth Branch - April
Protecting Paradise: 1080 And The Fight To Save New Zealand’s Wildlife
Auckland Branch - March
Asbestos in the Bay
Bay of Plenty Branch - March
Chain of Responsibility – A New Era of Environmental

Perth branch - March
The EPA Victoria Reform Agenda · Priorities for Pollution Prevention and Managing Legacy Risks
Melbourne Branch - March
Emergency Response from an Environmental Perspective

When: Wednesday, 31st May

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
HYPOTHETICAL - Is a site audit statement worth the paper it's written on?

When: Wednesday, 7th June

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
SIGNAL - Steps to Resolve the ASBestos-In-Soil (ASBINS) Technical Controversies

When: Monday, 19th June

Where: Maddocks, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW

Cost*: $200 (ALGA members) $275 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
2017 Regional Contaminated Land Conference

When: Monday, 26th June

: Queanbeyan NSW

Cost*: $450 (ALGA members) $600 everybody else

Managing Landfill Contamination

When: Thursday, 27th July

: Newcastle NSW

Groundwater Management for Infrastructure - Case studies from London Cross Rail and Technical Options for Australasian Projects

Monday, 31st July

Wednesday, 2nd August

Friday, 4th August

Risk Assessment 101 - 2 Day Workshop

Date: 17th to 18th July 2017
Venue: Auckland Council

Date: 20th & 21st July 2017
Venue: Environment Canterbury

* All fees listed are excluding GST

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