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Chronicle ePublication March Issue - WATER   Email to book your advertising space at advertising@landandgroundwater.com which can be advertisments or feature project profiles, showcasing your company's brand alongside ours. Advertising deadline is March 7th 2021   Click the Link for the Media...

Chronicle ePublication March Issue - WATER

 

Email to book your advertising space at advertising@landandgroundwater.com

which can be advertisments or feature project profiles, showcasing your company's brand alongside ours.

Advertising deadline is March 7th 2021

 

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NEW: eConference Q and A

What is an eConference?  An eConference is the same as our face-to-face conferences, just hosted online! - there are still plenary sessions, keynote speakers, panel Q&A discussions, poster sessions, as well as sponsor booths & networking opportunities. You will also be able to ask questions and...

What is an eConference? 

An eConference is the same as our face-to-face conferences, just hosted online! - there are still plenary sessions, keynote speakers, panel Q&A discussions, poster sessions, as well as sponsor booths & networking opportunities. You will also be able to ask questions and interact with speakers, sponsors and attendees. Being an eConference means that participants can attend from the comfort of their computers wherever they are in the world. 

What does registration include? 

Depending on which days you plan to attend, registrants will have access to the content and the tools to: 

View up to 22 hours of pre-recorded presentations up to and during the live conference days.  
View and join in the live discussions   
Ask questions to industry experts 
Accrue up to 37 CPD points 
View the plenary sessions live on Wednesday & Friday morning 
Network with fellow attendees 
Book one-on-one appointments with fellow attendees 

Who should attend? 

Everyone interested or involved in the contaminated land and groundwater industry including Environmental Specialists, Environmental Consultants, Regulators, Project Managers and Directors, Technical Specialists, Researchers, Environmental Scientists, Environmental Managers etc.

How do I register? 

Click here to process your registration. Click here to view the program and decide what you would like to attend (you will have the option of choosing 1, 2 or all 3 days).

What are the technical requirements needed to participate? 

You just need a good internet connection, your device or computer, and a valid registration. No paid software or downloads will be required to access the conference content. 

How and when do I access the pre-recorded & live presentations? 

You will receive an email with a personal link and instructions on how to log in using your registration details. Once you are logged in you will have access to all the presentations you have registered for and you will be able to view all presentations (pre-recorded and live) straight from your browser. No downloads needed.

What will happen during the live conference days? 

Access to the live conference days is the same as for the pre-recorded presentations (see above). There are plenary sessions on Wednesday 16th & Friday 18th between 9:20am – 10am AEST. On all the live days (14th, 16th & 18th) all other sessions will run for 1-hour. Each session consists of a 40-min opening keynote address followed by a live Q&A panel discussion by the keynote speaker and authors of the pre-recorded presentations for that session. This means that registering as early as possible is essential as it gives you more time to prepare and get those questions ready! There will also be networking opportunities, meet with the sponsors plus focused presentations over lunch breaks including Regulatory Updates in NZ, CEnvP Information and Mental Health & Resilience Skills Training.

How will I network with other attendees?  

During the breaks we will be providing you with virtual roundtable discussions and one-on-one appointment systems. Information will be sent to all registrants to explain how this can be done.

How can I ask questions? 

A Q&A box will sit on the right-hand side of the video presentation (live & recorded) where questions can be lodged. Any questions asked while watching pre-recorded presentations, will be collated and given to the session chair beforehand. When you submit your questions, please ensure you stipulate which speaker your question is for.

How can I make one-on-one appointments? 

There will be opportunities to meet with sponsors via the virtual booth feature, book one-on-one appointments with attendees and network in the breaks. Information will be sent to all registrants to explain how this can be done.

What If I’m not available on the conference dates? 

The content will be available for 30 days after the conference to registered participants. After this date we will release on demand recordings per session however the fees will be significantly higher than the conference registration so best to book now and watch later!

Will I have access to the recordings after the conference concludes even if I have attended? 

Yes, all conference material will be available for 30 days after the conference.

What time zone will this be in? 

The New Zealand Land & Groundwater Conference with commence on Monday 14th September 2020 at 9:30am NZST EcoForum which is held on Wednesday 16th & Friday 18th starts at 9:00am AEST 

If you are unable to attend all or any of these days, all the live discussion sessions will be recorded and available online for registrants for 30 days after the conference so you can catch up on what you missed. Also remember that even if your session is in the middle of the night, at least you won’t have to deal with jet-lag or airplane food at either end of the conference.

Can registrations be shared? 

Unfortunately access to the eConference is limited to only the individual that purchased registration. 

Error: Well, this is unexpected

Generally, this error is a result of our eConference platform not being as quick as we are -  just wait a minute or so and then refresh the page.

If this does not fix the issue clear out cookies, site data, and cache (for how-to see here: https://www.a2hosting.com/kb/getting-started-guide/internet-and-networking/clearing-a-web-browsers-cache-and-cookies ) then refresh the page.

If you still can’t get access email events@landandgroundwater.com outlining the problem and include a screen shot of the error page if possible.

Error: Some sessions I am registered for are not showing

Email events@landandgroundwater.com outliting the session/s you are trying ot access.

Error: I have not received my verification code

Email events@landandgroundwater.com.

Error: My verification code has timed out

The verification code is good for one use only and expires after 24 hours. Once it's expired, or if you are logging in on a new device, you will need a new code. To receive a new code go back to your Registration Confirmation email and click on the 'Go to eConference' button. If you can't find your Registration Confirmation email, email us at events@landandgroundwater.com.

This code is unique to you and won't work for anyone else.



Letter from Ian Brookman - ALGA’s 2020 President

As I sit here (along with many others) in a Melbourne lock-down writing this note, I am contemplating the situation we are in with COVID-19 and reassessing what’s really important to me.  More than ever I realise it is the fantastic friendships I have cultivated both in my perso nal and...


As I sit here (along with many others) in a Melbourne lock-down writing this note, I am contemplating the situation we are in with COVID-19 and reassessing what’s really important to me.  More than ever I realise it is the fantastic friendships I have cultivated both in my perso nal and professional life that are helping keep me positive and resilient.

The relationships I have built through my involvement with ALGA have contributed greatly to the support and guidance I have received throughout my career and I am very grateful for being able to be involved in the direction of our industry through my role with our Association.

The strength of the Association that sits behind me as your current President means I am now asking you to also support ALGA during this unusual time by staying engaged, connected and attending our upcoming eConferences.
Like many, I will miss the buzz of a face-to-face conference this year, with lots of familiar faces and the conversations and laughter that go along with it, however just because we can’t get together in person, doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected. We have designed our virtual program to ensure there are plenty of opportunities for questions, discussion and even the odd joke or two!
 
As you may be aware, we have a new and invigorated ALGA leadership team with a renewed focus on delivering value to our members. Now more than ever, we need your help to ensure ALGA gets where it needs to go into the future as the peak body for the land and groundwater community in Australia and New Zealand.
 
So please join me at EcoForum2020 and The New Zealand Land & Groundwater Conference this year to stay up to date with new and emerging technologies for site characterisation, the state of remediation practice, emerging risk issues, asbestos management, the latest in regulatory guidance – and of course PFAS (there’s always PFAS)!

I hope to see you online, and I look forward to being able to catch up when we can.
 
All the best!

 Ian


Ian Brookman, ALGA President and Director.



Contaminated Site Safety Certificate Course

We are delighted to announce the new Contamination Site Safety Certificate that is now available in New Zealand. ALGA will continue to work to assist the sector in its professional development needs and we would appreciate it if you can please forward onto any others who you believe might benefit...

We are delighted to announce the new Contamination Site Safety Certificate that is now available in New Zealand.

ALGA will continue to work to assist the sector in its professional development needs and we would appreciate it if you can please forward onto any others who you believe might benefit from this new training course.

Sincerely

Annalisa Haskell

Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Land & Groundwater Association


AUSTRALASIAN LAND & GROUNDWATER ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

ALGA is very pleased to announce that registration is now open for the three initial sessions of the new one-day ALGA/WasteMINZ Contaminated Site Safety Certificate course, to be delivered in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch late July 2020.

HISTORY

In early 2019, WasteMINZ and the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) recognised the need for practitioners to be familiar with the range of health and safety risks associated with site contamination investigations. 

Subsequently, the two membership organisations joined forces to develop contaminated land health and safety training for their members. Both organisations recognised the paramount importance of personal safety for contaminated land practitioners, and agreed to work together with the best interests of the industry in mind.  The two organisations then partnered with Vertical Horizonz, an ISO9001:2015 Certificated, NZQA and ASQA accredited training organisation, to develop and deliver the training.  The course presumes some knowledge of contaminated sites and the work conducted on such sites.  

REGISTRATION

Vertical Horizonz will be managing registrations. To register for the course, attendees must be working in the sector and be a member of either WasteMINZ or ALGA. Places are limited and registration is on a first come first served basis. If you miss out this time a wait list will be created and subsequent sessions will be planned at various locations, based on the level of committed interest.

DATE & TIME

Auckland 
29 July 2020
08:00 to 17:00
Manukau Training Centre, 10 Keith Hay Drive, Wiri, Manukau, Auckland, 2104

Wellington
30 July 2020
08:00 to 17:00
24A Peterkin Street, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, 5019

Christchurch
31 July 2020
08:00 to 17:00
4 Marylands Place, Middleton, Christchurch, 8024

 

Fees

$500 (excluding GST)

 

CPD Points

Earn up to 15 CPD points the first time you attend this course.

The successful completion of the ALGA and WasteMINZ Contaminated Site Safety Certificate course also contributes to the following Unit Standard awards:

  • 30265:  Apply health and safety assessment to a job role; and
  • 31292:  Demonstrate knowledge of workplace procedures relating to hazardous substances.

 

CONTACT

Vertical Horizonz
+64 7 579 5969
info@verticalhorizonz.co.nz



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