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Engineering irrigation in our community

Drinking water is so important in our lives, but where does it come from, and how do we use it in our lives – such as irrigation?

Engineers have always had a part in providing clean water to Tasmania’s communities, but how do they do it, and will things change in the future?

When: Monday, August 12 2019. 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Where: Engineers Australia offices
Level 5, 188 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
Topic: Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2019/06/waterworks-tasmania-part-2-irrigation
Other: Wheelchair access

Drinking water is so important in our lives, but where does it come from, and how do we use it in our lives – such as irrigation?

Engineers have always had a part in providing clean water to Tasmania’s communities, but how do they do it, and will things change in the future?

Engineering Heritage Tasmania is presenting a series of Seminars on water supplies in Tasmania, exploring the Past, the Present and the Future.

This seminor will focus on Irrigation Seminar and will explore the historic record of early irrigation. Staff from Tasmanian Irrigation will present the present state of supplies and thoughts for future developments.

Speakers

Peter Spratt AM FIEAust
Peter is a Heritage Engineer with over 300 heritage projects around Australia. He has designed and managed water supplies and sewerage around Tasmania including Hobart, Port Arthur, Campbell Town, Ross, Sorell, Kingborough, Wynyard, and the National Parks. Peter is a Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Building Surveyor, Municipal Engineer and Hydraulic Engineer. His paper will deal with early water supplies-the history, techniques and the people.

Paul Ellery B App Sci (Ag) Dip PM Adv Dip FM
Paul has worked with Tasmanian Irrigation for the past 10 years as Project Manager for the Winnaleah Augmentation, Kindred-North Motton, Duck and South East Stage 3 Irrigation Schemes which represent four of the 14 schemes Tasmanian Irrigation has built in the past eight years. Over the past two years as the Manager Build Projects Paul has been responsible for the program roll-out of Tranche Two, encompassing five schemes at a capital cost of $167 million. He will talk about the drivers for change in the agricultural sector, the engineering challenges to deliver these schemes and the future opportunities for irrigated agriculture in Tasmania.

Tegan Lovell, Tasmanian Irrigation
Tegan is the Project Manager delivering the $30M Duck Irrigation Scheme at Smithton

Contact details:

David Pointing
Engineers Australia
Email: TasEvents@engineersaustralia.org.au
Phone: 03 6218 1901

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