ALGA eNewsletter 2017 Issue No.20


NSW Land and Environment Court - new Registrar and Director
One of our very own Directors - Ms Sarah Froh, after an extensive recruitment process, has been appointed as Registrar and Director of the Court commencing Monday 24th July 2017... read more

Locals slam contamination delay

Reports say the NSW EPA knew about potential drinking water contamination in Williamtown for two years before telling residents.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority received a Defence Department report about toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the Williamtown RAAF Base in 2013, detailing high levels of the contaminants found in rabbits living nearby....read more

Lead contamination in tradie work: QBCC aware six months ago

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched to determine why Queenslanders weren’t told their hot water could be contaminated until six months after a plumber’s work was found to be faulty.

This is after residents were warned Dundowran-based plumber Brett George Hogan, through his business Hot Water One, had exposed up to 800 customers between the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg to lead contamination by using the wrong solder...... read more

Dear ExampleContactFirstName

Did you know that the statistics for post graduate students entering into the workforce in their chosen field of study is extremely low, the statistics for female post graduate students is even lower. The University of South Australia Future Industries Institute is working towards changing these statistics one of the initiatives put forward to improve this statistic is to start to combine research project ideas with industry needs.

Does your group or industry have a data gap or research area that you think would be a good research project for the UNISA school of Environmental Science and Engineering? - For example A new remediation product for an emerging contaminant.

UNISA are looking for a list of ideas or proposals from industry so they can pass these ideas onto their students for postgraduate work. In doing so the student begins to learn what industry needs in their field of study and the industry participant gets to work with the student and find a solution to the problem.

If you have any ideas or concepts that you would like researched in the field of Environmental Science and Engineering, please feel free to contact:

Associate Research Professor
Albert Juhasz
T: 08 8302 5045
M: 0418 818 121
Email: albert.juhasz@unisa.edu.au

Or contact the ALGA SA Branch Chair:

Georgina Farr
T: 08 8110 2221
M: 0434 074 210
Email: geogrina.farr@infrastructure.gov.au

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
Emerging Contaminants in an Emerging Regulatory Landscape

When: Tuesday, 23rd May

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

Click here for more information and to register
Managing Health & Safety on a High Hazards Site including a Canterbury Case Study with contributions from Environment Canterbury and Worksafe

When: Tuesday, 23rd May

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

Click here for more information and to register
Enviro Drinks 2017

When: Friday, 26th May

Cost*: $35 incl GST

Click here for more information and to register
Emergency Response from an Environmental Perspective

When: Wednesday, 31st May

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

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HYPOTHETICAL - Is a site audit statement worth the paper it's written on?

When: Wednesday, 7th June

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

Save the date!
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

Where: Queanbeyan NSW

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

Managing Landfill Contamination

When: Thursday, 27th July

Where: 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

* All fees listed are excluding GST

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