2013 SIA Queensland State Conference

2013 SIA Queensland State Conference

On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, I would like to invite you to join us for the 2013 Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland (SIAQ) Conference, 'Reaching out to the Regions' .

For this year's conference we are excited to be travelling the furthest north we've been to pay tribute to our regional delegates in the unofficial capital of North Queensland, Townsville. Townsville is one of Queensland's gateway's to the Great Barrier Reef, and is also home to lush rainforests, waterfalls, wetlands and world heritage listed National Parks.

The Conference will be held at Rydges Southbank Hotel, located in the heart of Townsville's foodie precinct, on Wednesday, 14th and Thursday, 15th August, 2013 with an optional pre conference Workshop on Tuesday, 13th and an optional technical tour on Friday, 16th August, 2013.

As one of Australia's fastest growing regions and with the Great Barrier Reef at its doorstep, Stormwater Management is a key issue to be tackled in Townsville.With the future pressures of population growth and climate change, world heritage listed waters and some of the nation's and the world's leading edge research facilities (including James Cook University, CSIRO and the Australian Institute of Marine Science) Townsville is the perfect venue to consider the future challenges of Stormwater Management in Queensland.

This year's Conference will also provide a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and peers as we plan to showcase some of the finest experiences in Townsville.While plans are in their early stages, we are hoping to incorporate a visit to Reef HQ, the world's largest living coral reef aquarium and National Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

With all that our Townsville Conference has to offer, the Conference Organising Committee, Sponsors and Trade Exhibitors look forward to seeing you there in August 2013.

Nicole Ramilo
President, Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland (SIAQ)