Wastewater Summit 2018 Was A Huge Success

Waste Expo Australia’s Wastewater Summit 2018, brought to you by Enviroconcepts was a huge success, bringing together top minds in the wastewater treatment industry. With 15 speakers, two key panel discussions over 2 days, the conference provided insights about wastewater management to water professionals from all over Australia. As we gear towards the 2019 Wastewater Summit, here are some highlights from our 2018 summit that was held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.


The wastewater summit is built around three focus areas – technology, strategy and compliance. At Wastewater Summit 2018, day 1 focused on compliance challenges and possible solutions. Michael Wheelahan from Victorian Department of Environmental Land Water and Planning talked about compliance and understanding the impact of Victoria’s emission reduction policy and how that impacts corporations and utilities.

This was followed by a panel discussion on compliance. The panellists included Long Nghiem, Director – Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, UTS, Jenelle Watson, Melbourne Water, Michael Wheelehan, Megan Kreutzer, Coliban Water, and Steven Reddington, Barwon Water. The panel was chaired by Nathan Epp from Flow Power, (Former Acting Director, Sustainability Victoria).

On the 2nd day, Naren Narenthiran, Senior Applied Scientist – Water Technology, Environmental Solutions, EPA Victoria continued the topic and spoke about the future of wastewater compliance.

New Technologies and Opportunities of Growth in Wastewater Management

Case studies, presentations and panel discussions – the second day had a host of speakers focusing on growth within the wastewater treatment industry.

Melbourne Water’s Richard Lovett, Jackie Moss and Scott McMillan presented a case study on costs and growth in upgrading anaerobic sludge digestion capacity at their Eastern Treatment Plant.

Enviroconcepts’ Mark Lobban, Technical Sales Manager joined a panel of experts to discuss the role of wastewater recycling in addressing water crisis. He was joined by Andrew Sieber of South East Water, Elisa Hunter of City West Water, Naren Narenthiran, and Raj Mahendrarajah, Manager Water Quality Performance, Coliban Water. The panel was chaired by Dr David Flower, Team Leader, Strategic Planning, Treatment and Resources, Melbourne Water.

Are you Joining The Wastewater Summit 2019?

Enviroconcepts is a leader in modular wastewater treatment plants. Working closely with clients all over Australia, we provide containerised, above ground wastewater treatment and recycling plants. Wastewater Summit 2018 was a step for us to share all that we have learnt over the last decade.

With Wastewater Summit 2018’s success, we are looking forward to planning for another amazing summit and conference for next year!

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