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25 Oct 2019

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has advised Victorian Water Agencies of the 2019 – 2020 Risk Management Plan audit period. Water businesses are required to complete the audit by 31 May 2020. The auditable period is from 21 March 2018 until...

15 Oct 2019

Quality management frameworks, be they water quality, environmental, asset management or workplace health and safety are only effective if they are implemented and teams have adequate training in their implementation.

Sometimes the cost of training is seen as a barrier...

15 Oct 2019

No system, however well designed, can perform properly without correct operation. It is essential that water providers allow operators to perform at their best by providing clear and helpful operational procedures. Creation of procedures requires a balance between prov...

28 Aug 2019

Microbial pathogens are the biggest public health threat faced by most drinking water supplies and one of the most important is Cryptosporidium. These parasites call humans and cattle home and are spread via faecal matter. While investing in this crypto can't make you...

28 Aug 2019

I had the opportunity to attend the AWA North Queensland Regional Conference this year, held in beautiful Townsville. The city put on a great show for the event, with a fantastic venue overlooking Magnetic Island and weather so good it was hard to believe it was still...

28 Aug 2019

Improvement or continuous improvement is a key component (or requirement) of a management system/plan, for example, a drinking water quality management system, recycled water management system and an environment management system. The concept of continuous improvement...

28 Aug 2019

Is it nerdy to go and look at ‘water stuff’ when you’re on holiday? No, of course not, here’s what I have found out about Chicago’s water supply with some snaps.

Chicago sits on Lake Michigan, and sources its drinking water from this, the second largest of the Great Lak...

28 Aug 2019

Last month I made the trek out to the Darling Downs with my family to attend Opera at Jimbour, a biennial spectacular presented by Opera Queensland as part of the Queensland Music Festival and in partnership with Western Downs Regional Council.

The festival, held on the...

28 Jun 2019

I'm Stacey Edwards, the newest member of the Viridis Drinking Water team. I graduated from a Chemical and Environmental Engineering degree at UQ at the end of last year. During my studies I found a passion for all things water treatment and management. I've had the opp...

28 Jun 2019

If you missed last month's newsletter I posted a riddle in the introduction, which goes as follows:

a blind beggar had a brother who died. What relation was the blind beggar to the brother who died? “Brother” is not the answer.

This is a straight forward riddle, but is o...

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