What should future urban water infrastructure
The challenges of population growth, urbanisation and climate change are impacting water availability and adding to water pollution in cities around the world. More severe and frequent flooding, droughts and bushfires are putting unprecedented pressure on our water resources. With this, we need to rethink how we provide water services to our cities. Our expert panel will discuss the future of urban water infrastructure and non-traditional water supply options including stormwater harvesting, wastewater recycling and desalination.
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Meet the panelists
Professor Mark Pascoe, International WaterCentre
Professor Mark Pascoe has worked in the water industry for more than 40-years, spending several years with Brisbane City Councilwhere he was Manager of Water and Sewerage. In the mid-1990s, Mark held the position of Queensland Operations Manager of Woodward-Clyde Pty Ltd, an environmental engineering consultancy firm. Mark left the Brisbane City Council to take up the position of Deputy Director at the International Water Association in London, which he held for three years before returning to Brisbane in early 2005 to begin his role as Chief Executive Officer at the International WaterCentre.
Pam Kerry, South East Water
Pam Kerry is Manager of Integrated Water (including Fishermans Bend) at water retailer South East Water. She is an experienced research and Integrated Water Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry. Pam is interested in achieving positive change and liveable cities through collaboration and practical solutions. She is skilled in Integrated Water Management strategy and development.
Professor Sarah Bell, The University of Melbourne