Conference Program
TUESDAY, 26 MARCH 2019

Workshop A
Advances in Landfill Design and Construction with Geosynthetics

 

Workshop B
Managing Leachate and the impact of Emerging Contaminants

08:30

Workshop A opens

 

08:30

Workshop B opens

16:30

Workshop A concludes

 

16:30

Workshop B concludes

 18:30 - 20:30 Welcome Drinks      
WEDNESDAY, 27 MARCH 2019

Time

Opening Plenary

08:30

Welcome & introduction

08:40

Welcome to country

08:50

Official opening

09:05

Keynote speaker: Peter KjeldsenDepartment of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
The effect of waste to energy and advanced resource recovery on landfill waste disposal: a European experience

09:50

Keynote speaker: Kerry Rowe
Developments in understanding the issue of Geosynthetics in Waste Management and Containment

10:45

Morning tea


Session 1: Landfill Closure

 

Session 2: Policy & Regulation

11:15

Fraser Daly - Talis Consultants
Maximising historical landfill end uses

 

11:15

Paul Lightbody - Mockinya Consulting
10 years on - Revising the SA Landfill Guidelines

11:35

Ruby Michael - Cities Research Institute, Griffith University
& Richard Yeates - PhytoLink & Associates

Plant selection for Queensland landfill caps: emerging trends and methods

 

11:35

Mike Ritchie - MRA Consulting Group
The Federation is failing us

11:55

Rowan Cossins - ACT Williams 
Delivering multiple For Tender phytocap closure designs in the Toowoomba Region – what we learned

 

11:55

Mal Jones - ATC Williams
Landfill Rehabilitation Liabilities – Queensland Local Government Perspective

12:15

Siamak Paulson - Golder Associates
Risks and Rewards of Developing a Decommissioned Landfill into a Transfer Station focusing on the Capping System Design

 

12:15

Dylan Walker - Qld Department of Environment and Science
Where does all the data go? Queensland trends in recycling and waste across the years

12:35

Thomas Rainger - GHD
Lifecycle assessment of phytocaps: making sense of everyone’s two cents.

 

12:35

Lacey Webb - Mandalay Tech
The Levy is Coming: A review of the QLD waste levy and it’s opportunities for standardisation

12:55

Lunch

 

12:55

Lunch

 

Session 3: Landfill Operations

 

 

Session 4: Procurement

13:55

Simon Clay - Wyndham City Council
Understanding subsurface fires and engaging the community: A case study

 

13:55

John Jones & Eugene Olman - Suez
Procurement of Geosynthetic Materials for Landfill Construction at SUEZ R+R Australia

14:20

Mark Winser - Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises
Prudent Provisioning for Closure/Post-Closure Costs

 

14:20

Umur Natus-Yildiz - Brisbane City Council
Presentation title to come

14:40

Miljenko Pavlinic & Tanya Allen - Gympie Regional Council
Is an uncontrolled landfill “Open Dump” really the cheapest disposal method? - Gympie Regional Council Experience

 

14:40

Troy Uren - Toowoomba Regional Council
Successful procurement of Waste Management by Local Government

15:00

Afternoon tea

 

15:00

Afternoon tea

Session 5: Design Challenges and Lessons Learned

 

Session 6: Innovation in Transfer Station Operations

15:30

Andrew Green - Golder Associates Pty Ltd
An overview of construction costs for landfill cells and landfill closure

 

15:30

Naaman Shibi - Techs4biz Australia
Mobile Devices and paperless safety application - the next step for safety of staff

15:50

Speaker to be confirmed

 

15:50

Andrea Baldwin - Albury City Council
Paving the Weigh – Albury City Council leads the way in resource recovery

16:10

Chris Nivison-Smith - GHD & Michael Novak - Cetco
Spray-applied geomembranes – utilising seamless solutions for landfill re-developments

 

16:10

Speaker to be confirmed

16:30

James Begg - Golder Associates
Impact of Severe Cyclone Debbie on Hogan’s Pocket Landfill and Technical Challenges of Management and Repairs

 

16:30

Justin Jones - JustWaste
Transfer Stations or better yet Resource Recovery Parks

16:50

Liza Du Preez - Golder Associates
Infrastructure development over old landfills: What to do with the gas?

 

16:50

Nick Brown - ATC Williams Pty Ltd
Flat Floor Transfer Stations for Resource Recovery

17:10

Day One Concludes

18:30

Conference Dinner
Queensland Art Gallery
Stanley Place, South Brisbane

THURSDAY, 28 MARCH 2019

Time

Opening Plenary

09:00

Welcome & housekeeping

09:10

Day 2 opening

09:20

Keynote speaker: Scott Grieco
Emerging Contaminants in Waste Management - Implications for Landfill and Leachate Management 

10:00

Keynote speaker: Kent von Maubeuge
Geosynthetic barriers in regulations and recommendations in line with the design guides

10:40

Morning tea

 

Session 7: Liner Design & CQA

 

 

Session 8: Transfer Station Development Case Studies

11:10

Speaker to be confirmed

 

11:10

Garrett Hall - Golder Associates
The optimisation and siting of RRC infrastructure across regional municipal Councils

11:30

Tanja Blazeka Kojc - GHD
Landfill Construction Quality Assurance – Victorian experience

 

11:30

John Cavanagh - MidCoast Council
Tuncurry Waste Management Centre – Redevelopment

11:50

Fred Gassner - Golder Associates
Experience with Material CQA Testing Results

 

11:50

Michael Alexander - Cessnock City Council
Game Changer

12:10

Don Richardson - Golder Associates
Bituminous geomembranes as an option for containment liners on side slopes and ponds - learnings from case studies Capturing Disaster 

 

12:10

Speaker to be confirmed

12:30

Warren Hornsey - TRI Pty Ltd
Cushion Testing of Geosynthetics

 

12:30

Michael Strickland - KTS Recycling and WM Waste Management Services
Evolving From Waste Transfer to Resource Recovery

12:50

Lunch

 

12:50

Lunch

 

Session 9: Landfill Leachate Case Studies

 

 

Session 10: Carbon & LFG

13:50

Stuart Dever - Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises
Design and Development of a Leachate Treatment Plant at the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre

 

13:50

Peter Kjeldsen - Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
Current status of landfill gas emissions measurement and bio-oxidation systems in Europe

14:10

Harini Pani - BeneTerra
Landfill leachate characteristics, management and treatment alternatives

 

14:10

Adam Faulkner - NAWMA
Landfilling as a modern renewable energy park

14:30

Philip Henderson - Coffey
An innovative solution to Landfill Leachate Treatment on a site with limited space using Vegetated Wetlands

 

14:30

Sze-Fei Peng - Tonkin + Taylor
Landfill Gas Systems - Masterplanning for the Future

14:50

Juan Riveros - Senversa
Case Study - PFAS Contaminated Soils/Material Containment Structure

 

14:50

Sean Blythe - ENGV Group & Mathieu Lefebre - WAGA Energy
Australia’s emerging Renewable Natural Gas market turning a waste gas problem into a total energy solution

15:10

Kathrine Goldsmith - Mindarie Regional Council
Multi-Pronged approach to the Challenges of Landfill Leachate

 

15:10

Aidan Marsh - Biogas Systems Australia
Hazardous ground gas risk assessment - improvements and lessons learned using high frequency in situ gas analysers

 15:30 Conference wrap up and closing remarks
Nigel Ruxton, Program Convener
     

15:30

Nigel Ruxton - Program Convenor
Conference wrap up and closing remarks

15:40

Day 2 Close

FRIDAY, 29 MARCH 2019

Technical Tour

09:00

Technical Tour departs

15:00

Technical Tour returns



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