Workshops

We promised you a diverse, high quality program and our two workshops certainly deliver on that promise.  Read on for a taste of what to expect from each.  The full workshop programs will be released early March.

WORKSHOP A
Advances in Landfill Design and Construction with Geosynthetics


Workshop A will present an overview of key landfill design objectives and the challenges faced during the construction of landfill cells, with a particular focus on the construction quality assurance issues.
 
The objectives of this workshop are to:
- Provide an overview of landfill design objectives from local and international experts.
- Consider key challenges in the construction quality assurance process that affect construction schedule and project cost.
- Review geosynthetic testing methods and suggest approaches to address or combat failures.
- Hear from local and international experts about developments in geosynthetics.
- Share recent experiences from practitioners (suppliers, contractors, designers and landfill owners).
 
Workshop Program

08:30-9.00

Registration

09.00-9.05

Welcome and Introduction

Prof Kerry Rowe - Queens University, Canada
Minimising the escape and impact of landfill leachate and gas: Some design and construction considerations

Morning Tea

Michael Walsh - Teneo & Graham Fairhead - Fabtech
Issues faced by Contractors

Fred Gassner - Golder
Link between design and construction

Kent Von Maubeuge - Germany
The Manufacturing Process and Effective MQC

Lunch

Marc Amtsberg - Geofabrics, Amir Shahkolahi - Global Synthetics & Morne Breytenbach - Huesker
QA and QC - the supplier’s view  

Warren Hornsey - TRI International
MQA and CQA Testing – Test methods and common failures

Boyd Ramsey - Boyd Ramsey Consulting
Improvements and advances in Construction Quality Assurance for Geosynthetics

Afternoon Tea

Lessons learned in MQC and Construction QA: the client’s perspective 

Panel Q&A Discussion
All speakers

16:30

Workshop Close

 

WORKSHOP B
Managing Leachate and the Impact of Emerging Contaminants


Workshop B will address current and emerging issues facing landfill operators in managing leachate generation, treatment and disposal.  
 
The objectives of this workshop are to:
- Provide an overview of current practice, needs and recent development across Australia
- Hear from local and international experts about developments in leachate treatment & disposal and the implications of emerging contaminants
- Obtain a regulatory update
- Share recent experiences from practitioners (suppliers, contractors, designers and landfill owners)
- Facilitate dialogue between delegates on current and emerging issues
  
Workshop Program

08:30-9.00

Registration

09.00-9.05

Welcome and Introduction

Adrian Roberts - GHD
Leachate Generation and its Management in Australia: An Overview

Justin Doyle - Wastewater Futures
Treatment of Landfill Leachate: Principles, Processes and Operating Practices

Stuart Dever - Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises
L
eachate Management Case Study: Recent Experience Delivering a Leachate Treatment Plant and Disposal Pathway

Morning Tea

Leachate Management Planning Case Study

Colin Hester, Queensland Urban Utilities
Sewer Acceptance – the perspective of the utility operator

Scott Grieco - Jacobs (North America)
Design and implementation advanced leachate treatment systems

Lunch

Update on management and regulation of emerging contaminants

Christie Gallen - UQ
PFA’s in landfill– current knowledge and Australian data & research directions

Jochen Mueller - UQ
Emerging Contaminants – What risk?

Afternoon Tea

Scott Grieco - Jacobs (North America)
Emerging contaminants and their implications for leachate treatment and disposal

Andrew Thomas - Enviropacific
Acceptance at landfill of residuals from soil and groundwater remediation

Panel Q&A Discussion
Peter Kjeldsen, speakers, regulators

16:30

Workshop Close