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Meet IWN’s new Assistant Program Director

Elisa Bourke has joined the team at Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) as Assistant Program Director. She brings a wealth of experience in leadership and knowledge management, and she is passionate about equality and accessibility. Here’s a quick Q&A to help you get to know her. Let’s start with the personal. Tell us a bit about…

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Tech trial opportunities with IWN

Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) has the following trial opportunities for member water corporations. Smart Observer Open to one member water corporation This remote monitoring solution visualises the condition of submersible pumps and diagnoses issues before they become serious. It combines ifm’s VSE diagnostic technology, which uses task-specific submersible accelerometers, and software to identify pumping issues…

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Water corporations collaborate to move closer to a circular economy

South East Water, Greater Western Water, Intelligent Water Networks and RMIT University are collaborating on a new wastewater management project that will convert leftover biosolids into a carbon-rich form of charcoal, which farmers and the broader agriculture industry can utilise to improve soil quality. The leftover biosolids would normally be sent to landfill, and with…

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New tech trials for IWN members

Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) has a new set of technology trials for its member water corporations. Please email the team to find out more.   Fixed/portable unit trial Open to one IWN member water corporation Test and trial BactoSense to identify, monitor, trend and make visual the impact of seasonal and operational changes on final…

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Let’s discuss the benefits of being an inclusive employer

Dean Barnett is the Program Director of the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN). In Dean’s 30-year water industry career, he has been fortunate enough to have been involved in the building of teams through staff recruitment. Dean is one of the panel guests for the upcoming VicWater webinar: ‘Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the…

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IWN: Conference catch up and recruitment opportunities

Did you miss IWN’s 2020 Virtual Conference? You can catch up on the program updates, Champions presentation and Hydrovation Challenge announcement via the conference recordings: Morning session Afternoon session This was the first time IWN has opened its annual conference up to all staff at member water corporations. If you joined online, you would’ve had…

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Don’t Miss the IWN Virtual Conference

11 NOVEMBER 2020 ON THE VIRTUAL WATER PLATFORM IWN is opening its annual conference up to everyone from our 16 member water corporations this year. And with a one-of-a-kind guest speaker, you won’t want to miss it. Register for the conference for a chance to learn more about what IWN does for our industry and…

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IWN Update

Tech trial opportunities for IWN members If you’re interested in being part of a trial to inform technology solutions for our sector, check out the opportunities the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) has available: PumpCheckR – reviewing pump data against the pump curve to drive efficiencies. IWN is looking for two water corporations to share data…

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Intelligent Water Network take the stage at Virtual Water

Don’t miss the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) program streaming via Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s new virtual conference and exhibition platform Virtual Water this Wednesday 29 July, from 9am. Topics will cover a range of asset management initiatives, presentations and workshops as below Program 9:00.  Dean Barnett (IWN) Welcome and introductions 9:10.  Farshad Ibrahimi (Isle…

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IWN Announcements

IWN Hydrovation Challenge Have you heard of the Hydrovation Challenge? It’s an innovation competition started by Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) to find new ways of addressing common problems. So far, the state’s eastern region has been judged. Congratulations to: Toby Sparks from Gippsland Water whose idea is based on an automated flushing device Meg Humphreys from…

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