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Healthy Waterways: One-day RACI Symposium on Environmental Contamination and Management of Aquatic Resources

24 June 2019 09:00 AM - 24 June 2019 04:00 PM
Sydney Water, 1 Smith Street, Parramatta
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Healthy Waterways: A One-Day Symposium on Environmental Contamination and Management of Aquatic Resources

The NSW Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Group of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) is organising a one-day symposium on the health of our waterways. There are pressures on the environment and particularly on water resources because of population and economic growth, climate change, drought and pollution. We need a sustainable source of water for our livelihood, environment and economy. Our oceans, rivers, streams and lakes are critical to the eco-system to support the habitats for native wildlife, fish, birds and plants. It is also important to agriculture, domestic use and industry. The challenge is to change the way we think about water, manage our water and recognise its value. Let’s protect this precious resource for a sustainable future.

The symposium provides an opportunity to learn more on the managing of our precious waterways.  This symposium will appeal to, but is not limited to, environmental scientists, engineers, water regulators, researchers, practising chemists and laboratory personnel. 

RACI has invited prominent speakers to cover such topics as the management of natural resources, current research and development on chemical & microbiological contamination, a special report on major fish kills & emerging contaminants such as micro-plastics.


  • Joe Pera – Water Scientist (Water NSW)
  • Dr Lisa Golding – Research Scientist in Aquatic Ecotoxicology (CSIRO Land & Water)
  • Colin Besley – Monitoring Design & Reporting Lead (Sydney Water)
  • Dr Simon Apte – Senior Principal Scientist in Aquatic Chemistry (CSIRO Land & Water)

 An evening networking event dinner will be held immediately after the symposium in coordination with the RACI NSW Young Chemists Group from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

Register before Monday 10 June.

Download the PDF flyer.

Call for abstracts:

Speaker positions are finalised but abstracts are invited for poster presentations, with the deadline for submissions on Monday 3 June. Abstracts must be submitted using the abstract template. Posters can be up to A0 size.

Please click here for the flyer.