The recent W-Lab Showcase focused on the key question “How might we integrate natural systems and solutions for adaptation in improved water management?” W-Lab hosted two interactive half-day events featuring keynote speakers, breakouts with industry peers, learnings from ongoing nature-based research projects, and presentations from 5 innovative technologies.

Among the speakers were Dona Tantirimudalige, MD at Westernport Water, who spoke on floating wetlands and the importance of action-oriented optimism. Stu Farrant from Morphum Environmental discussed designing nature-based solutions, while Unitywater presented their oyster reef restoration project. Attendees also got a sneak peek at upcoming research and presentations from five technology providers.

The technology providers showcased at the W-Lab Showcase included METland, who presented on microbial electrochemically assisted treatment wetlands, IQ Energy Australia on biosolids and biochar, Gross-Wen Technologies on vertical algae wastewater treatment, Nuvoda on organic mobile biofilm media for wastewater treatment, and Carbon Space on satellite carbon footprint monitoring.

If you missed the event, recordings are available for W-Lab members through the WSAA Portal and Isle’s Technology Portal.

. So don't worry if you couldn't attend - you can still catch up on all the exciting discussions and presentations.

15 Aug 2023

Rose Nguyen

Rose Nguyen

Communications Advisor