Water Treatment Update Seminar (2 days)

It is essential for all water treatment works operators, supervisors, and water and sewerage managers to understand the current requirements of treatment operations, technology and to regularly update their skills. Under Element 7 of the Framework for Management of Drinking Water Quality (Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011), water utilities have an obligation to ensure employee awareness and to provide appropriate training for water treatment works operators, supervisors and managers.

Who should attend?

Water treatment works operators, supervisors and managers. Councils should ensure that all treatment works operators attend at least one update seminar every five years.

Topics covered

The seminar provides up to date information on current and emerging water treatment and water quality issues and new technologies for the treatment of drinking water.

The seminar is focused on current treatment issues and will involve a site visit, open forum, troubleshooting and workshop sessions and will cover topics such as:

  • Drinking Water Quality Management System
  • Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the proposed health based targets
  • Up to date information from recent boil water alerts in NSW
  • Effective disinfection of a water supply
  • Iron and manganese removal
  • Algae and algal toxins
  • Cryptosporidium and giardia
  • The department Circular LWU18 for maintaining security of water distribution systems.

If you would like to include any other topic, please advise accordingly. However, ample opportunity will be provided to ask water treatment related questions in the open forum session.

Resulting qualifications

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants.

What is included

Seminar notes and handouts, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

What is not included

Writing material, calculator, safety equipment (PPE), accommodation, other meals not specified, transport to and from the course.

Course details

Information on course dates, locations and costs can be found in the training courses calendar.

How to register

Download a registration form ((PDF 673.0 KB)) and submit it by email to water.lwutraining@dpi.nsw.gov.au

The department will send confirmation of receipt of your registration via email within one week. Venue details, course notes, the program and a timetable will be sent to all participants six weeks before the course. Please provide details of any special dietary needs on registration.