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Albany and Great Southern Region SEGRA 20 year anniversary

26 - 28 October 2016, Albany, WA

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Networking & Events Program

Pre-Conference - Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Researchers' Symposium

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm Location: University of Western Australia Cost: Free

Address - 35 Stirling Terrace, Albany WA 6330

Room - UWA Function Room

View the Researchers' Symposium Flyer

View the Researchers' Symposium Agenda

RDA Forum (for RDA invitees only)

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm Location: Albany Entertainment Centre Cost: Free

Address - 2 Toll Pl, Albany WA 6330

Room - Kalyenup Studio

Secure Safe Domestic Water Collaborators’ Forum

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm Location: ​Great Southern Development Commission, Boardroom, Pyrmont House, 110 Serpentine Road, Albany WA 6330 Cost: Free

The SEGRA Challenge 2015-16 initiated multi-partner project aims to improve the adequacy and quality of domestic water for rural and remote regional Australia. Project outcomes are centred on educating communities about associated health risks, ensuring LGAs are resourced to provide safe domestic water and increased investment in technology.

Project activities are currently focused on the Gulf and Darling catchments in Queensland. Phase I has been completed and the results of the pilot water quality screening for E.coli and the questionnaire survey in Etheridge Shire, in Far North Queensland, have been collated.

Before moving towards a national roll-out of the collaborative research activities, it is timely to examine progress and reflect upon the learnings to date. To this end, the purposes of the Secure Safe Domestic Water Collaborators’ Forum include:

  • Agreeing an appropriate governance structure for the initiative
  • Reviewing the overall scope and approach to the project
  • Setting priority actions and linking them to available resources
  • Identifying possible sources of research funding and in-kind contributions
  • Connecting collaborating partners to research opportunities

The Forum is being convened by Etheridge Shire Council (ESC), the Institute for Land Water and Society, Charles Stuart University (ILWS-CSU) and the SEGRA Foundation.

Professor Max Finlayson, Director of ILWS-CSU will be the Facilitator and Adjunct Professor Peter Waterman the Rapporteur.

Forum participants will include representatives of (for example):

  • CSIRO Land and Water Flagship who are involved in researching health threats such as Negleria fowleri
  • LGAs facing the health and development challenges of providing secure and safe domestic water
  • Rural and remote communities being impacted by poor quality domestic water supplies
  • Participating universities with research interests and capabilities in water science, environment and population health
  • Commercial enterprises with interests in providing solutions to the identified water quality problems

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Time: 5:45pm - 7:15pm Location: Garrison Restaurant Cost: $75

Address - 7 Forts Rd, Mount Clarence WA 6330

Day 1 - Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Happy Hour 1

Time: 5:00pm Location: View Restaurant, Albany Entertainment Centre Cost: Delegates' own

RDA Peel is proud to introduce young musicians Navana and Danny Bau at Happy Hour on Days 1 & 2 of SEGRA 2016.

Recognising the economic benefits that vibrant communities provide to regions RDA Peel has been working on a development program with local musicians over the past 18 months.

Workshops have been conducted to develop the musician’s skills in areas including song writing, recording, audience engagement and operating a small business.

This intervention has resulted in the rapid rise of local music being included in all major regional events, has spawned music specific events across most communities in the region and generated a significant increase in the number of hospitality businesses providing live local music.

Networking Dinner

Time: 7:00pm Location: Albany Surf Lifesaving Club Cost: $95

Address - 4 Flinders Parade, Albany WA 6330

Speaker - Jon Doust, Author, Comedian, MC, Local Historian

Day 2 - Thursday, 27 October 2016

Happy Hour 2

Time: 5:30pm Location: View Restaurant, Albany Entertainment Centre Cost: Delegate's own

RDA Peel is proud to introduce young musicians Navana and Danny Bau at Happy Hour on Days 1 & 2 of SEGRA 2016.

Recognising the economic benefits that vibrant communities provide to regions RDA Peel has been working on a development program with local musicians over the past 18 months.

Workshops have been conducted to develop the musician’s skills in areas including song writing, recording, audience engagement and operating a small business.

This intervention has resulted in the rapid rise of local music being included in all major regional events, has spawned music specific events across most communities in the region and generated a significant increase in the number of hospitality businesses providing live local music.

Conference Dinner and SEGRA Short Film Festival

Time: Pre-Dinner Drinks from 7:00pm Location: Albany Entertainment Centre Cost: $150

Address - 2 Toll Pl, Albany WA 6330

Room - Kalyenup Studio