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MWH Soft Australia 2008 Water/Wastewater Seminar Offers Packed Agenda


Major Industry Event, Supported by AWA and NZWWA, Will Explore the Power of Tomorrow’s Technology Today
MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today finalized the technical program for its 2008 Australasian Water and Sewer Systems Modeling Seminar. Widely considered to be the most comprehensive and significant infrastructure modeling and management technology seminar of its kind, the event will be held April 28-29, 2008, at Q1, the world’s tallest residential tower, in the Gold Coast, Australia. The event is supported by the Australian Water Association (AWA) and the New Zealand Water & Wastes Association (NZWWA).

Water/Wastewater and GIS/IT professionals from the North Americas, Asia and the Middle East are scheduled to convene at this important event, targeted to industry executives and decision makers involved in all aspects of the operation, production and protection of water distribution and sewer collection systems. The ultimate goals of the event are to help participants design, operate and manage better systems, protect the environment, and safeguard public health. This year’s presentation promises to do more than ever to educate, energize, and entertain modeling specialists seeking to build a better world through better infrastructure solutions.

The Australasian seminar is the latest in a series of annual gatherings for network modeling specialists and their managers who want to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge, and share best practices with their peers. It will provide useful industry insights and a forum for exchanging cutting-edge information, proven strategies, cost-effective solutions and best practices with water and wastewater industry movers and shakers. In this interactive forum, water, wastewater and stormwater professionals can explore new ways of using engineering GIS technology and advanced network modeling and information management applications to do their jobs better, easier, faster and more efficiently and maximize their return on software investments, They can also learn how to make their organizations more globally competitive. The event will also feature important technology updates from developers. Members of Engineers Australia may wish to record this activity in their personal CPD Records for audit purposes under Type III CPD.

During the two days of content-rich gatherings, participants will get a sneak peek at the latest water and wastewater infrastructure design and asset management solutions and learn how to gain a competitive edge in this increasingly difficult economy. Mainstage keynote speakers include Dr. Paul F. Boulos, President and COO of MWH Soft; Bill Capati, Manager of Infrastructure Planning for Gold Coast Water; Robert Dickinson, Urban Drainage Technology leader for MWH Soft; and Krzysztof Rzepczynski, Design Manager for Hyder Consulting in the Middle East.

Other highlights include sixteen state-of-the-art, real-world situations, personally presented by experts from utilities and engineering consulting firms. Additional topics will include the latest advances in hydrogen sulfide modeling; condition and risk assessment decision support technology for short, medium and long term investment planning; innovative GIS-centric real-time modeling and control applications; development of improved water quality models; odor and corrosion control; and construction and calibration of large-scale water and sewer dynamic hydraulic models. Experts will discuss the management of urban runoff and wet weather water quality problems in combined, sanitary and storm sewers with an eye toward optimizing BMP and LID designs;, meeting regulatory requirements; optimizing system design, rehabilitation, expansion and operations; and improving infrastructure security. The agenda also includes hands-on technology demonstrations, business implementation and management issues, technology updates, industry solutions presentations, and social and networking events.

“This event provides a wonderful forum for exploring the state-of-the-art in water and wastewater infrastructure engineering and management and sharing best practices,” said Boulos. “Attendees can carry this valuable learning experience back to their organizations, opening new avenues for increasing productivity and performance, enhancing project quality, maximizing return on their software investments, gaining a competitive edge on the future, and advancing their careers.”

“This promises to be an exceptional seminar, with great local and international speakers, and the opportunity for attendees to network with many of the industry’s leading water and wastewater professionals at Australia’s premier beachside destination,” said Justin Hanson, MWH Soft Asia-Pacific manager and conference director. “Participants will have the opportunity both to learn and share ideas that maximize the benefits of their water and sewer design and modeling software solutions, and discover new techniques for innovation and productivity, from the perspectives of the international modeling community and MWH Soft. These new approaches address not only today’s challenges, but tomorrow’s.”

To register and reserve your seat, visit the Australasian Conference Web site at AustraliaConf08 or by telephone (61 7) 5596 9672, fax (61 7) 5578 4295, or e-mail Because space is limited and record attendance is expected, early registration is advised. The complete seminar agenda including session descriptions is available at


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