Presented by RACI Analytical & Environmental Group

"A one-day symposium on the health of our waterways"

Registration includes lunch, morning / afternoon teas.


  • $120

    RACI Member

  • $60

    RACI Member Student Concession

  • $180

    Non Member

  • $90

    Non Member Student Concession

Event date: 24Jun 2019

Monday 24 Jun 2019

Sydney Water

  • 9.00am - 4.00pm

1 Smith Street Parramatta NSW

More information

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.

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.

Feature presenter

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)

Call for Abstracts:

Speaker positions are finalised but abstracts are invited for poster presentations, with the deadline for submissions on Monday, 3rd June. Abstracts must be submitted using the abstract template and send by e-mail to Dr Alex Donald Posters can be up to A0 size.