Engineering Leadership in a changing environment - working with the community for a sustainable future by Sue Murphy

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Engineering Leadership in a changing environment - working with the community for a sustainable future by Sue Murphy

  1. 1. Engineering Leadership in a changing environment - working with the community for a sustainable future Presentation to the Centre for Engineering Leadership Sue Murphy Chief Executive Officer 21 April 2010
  2. 2. Context for our long term planning 1950s Wet & dry Dams 1970s Pay for use Groundwater 1990s Streamflows (GL/pa) Water efficiency 2000s Drying climate Desalination 2020? 2030? 2060? A a
  3. 3. Double water supply in next 50 years? Gap between water supply and demand to 2060 (Gigalitres per year) 365 gigalitres 120 gigalitres
  4. 4. What the community told us We thought the community was interested in Cost of water Water quality Future desalination plants But they were really interested in Caring for the environment Recycled water Using less water in home and garden
  5. 5. Healthy eco-systems Water conservation and efficiency Water recycling Fit for purpose alternative water supplies Climate resilience Community education Pricing Energy Integration with land planning
  6. 6. Sustainability Assessment & Community Support
  7. 7. Portfolio of options
  8. 8. Portfolio of options
  9. 9. Cost and yield curve (Dollars per Kilolitre)
  10. 10. Support for proposed direction Feedback from the community revolves around four key themes: Level of Community Confidence support for engagement the plan will Areas of the plan with be successful Concern 92% initiatives 89% Water No major issues recycling Pockets of considered the discomfort: most important - Price rises - Desalination - Groundwater - Recycled water for drinking
  11. 11. Persuading others to share your vision works best when you issue an invitation

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