EcoForum Event Awards

At EcoForum Conference & Exhibitions we have introduced 5 Awards -
1. Best Platform Presentation of the day
2. Best Poster Presentation
3. Best Young Professional Platform
4. Best Young Professional Poster Presentation
5. Best Booth

The Awards are presented at the networking drinks at the end of each day:

The Best Platform and Poster Presentations are open to all Platform and Poster Presentations while the Best Young Platform Presentation will be open to all presentations by presenters who have identified themselves (in their abstract submission) as being a “young professional” under the age of 35 years. So you can easily identify between the categories the Young Platform Presentations are marked with a red dot on the printed Program.

The awards are presented on both days in both categories.

Voting for best presentations is open to all delegates, via an EcoForum Event App by using the “Star Rating” system. Winners will be based on the presentations achieving the highest number of votes and highest average “Star Rating”.

All winners will receive an EcoForum Certificate and have their abstract or an extended abstract (maximum 3 pages) published in the ALGA eMagazine CRONICLE.


2016 Winners

•Best Platform Presentation

Casey O’Farrell (Coffey) E0107 EILs: Which Ones Do We Need, The Industry’s View

•Best Poster Presentation

Andrew Labbett (Coffey) E0079 Solar Thermal Aerobic Recirculation Treatment – A Carbon Neutral Groundwater Remediation Method
Adam Fletcher (Ventia) E0120 Can Remediation Really Be Sustainable – A Gasworks Case Study

•Best Young Professional Platform Presentation

Reece White (Coffey) E0186 A Young Professional’s Experience and Observations of Contaminated Land Assessment and Remediation

•Best Young Professional Poster Presentation

Pacian Netherway (RMIT University) E0184 Using Biochar To Manage and Remediate Lead Contaminated Soil

•Best Booth  - ALS Global


2014 Winners

Thursday Best Platform Presentation - Bredan Brodie, ERM "Advances in Site Characterisation Methods for the Development of the Conceptual Site Model"
Thursday Best Young Professional Platform Presentation - Kristy Thornton, Thiess "A Model for the Assessment and Control of Heat Stress in workers while working in encapsulated suits"

Friday Best Platform Presentation - Bredan Brodie, ERM "The Optimization of Multiphase Vacuum Extraction of LNAPLs"
Friday Best Young Professional Platform Presentation - Scott Meulman, Thiess "Environmental Management Former Gasworks Remediation – Platypus Remediation Project"

Best Poster Presentation - Rajat Srivastav, ERM "Use of TPH Field Screening Tools to Optimise & Manage Soil Excavation Volumes for Source Removal of Petroleum Contaminated Soils in India"

Best Young Professional Poster Presentation - Matt Vanderkooy, Geosyntec Consultants "Comparing Conventional and Innovative Vapor Intrusion Assessment Methods to Reduce Costs and Improve Data Quality and Spatial Resolution"

Best Booth - RENEX Group


Student Award

The Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) is pleased to provide sponsorship for 10 university students to attend an EcoForum Conference & Exhibition.

Successful candidates will be offered free entry to the conference which attracts some of the best and brightest industry practitioners across a wide range of industries associated with key resource, energy and development sectors of the economy. Sponsored students will also have the opportunity to display their work in the Poster Sessions.

To apply for student sponsorship to Ecoforum 2016, an Expression of Interest (EOI) should be sent to the ALGA Organising Committee by April 30th, 2016. The EOI should include the student’s course details, the topic of the proposed poster, a brief statement outlining why the student wishes to attend the conference and the benefits s/he may gain from this. ALGA will sponsor 10 students and cover their conference entry fee and transport and travel costs. Both full-time and part-time students may apply.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors