Spotlight on young engineers at the international conference

By intouch posted 11 July 2019 23:29


Ten Young IPWEA (YIPWEA) members will present papers at the International Public Works Conference next month in a stream of talks dedicated to the work of this key group, scheduled on Tuesday, 27 August.

Their presentation topics will give a unique perspective from young professionals under 35 who are working on community and administration projects in local government and public utilities. Their topics are:

  • Stormwater Pipe Condition Assessment – If Only Animals Could Talk, by Clarissa Campbell from Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Getting out and Getting Dirty (Spend a Day in Their Shoes), by Adela Parnell from TasWater
  • Desperate and Data-less: Our Asset Management Journey Post-amalgamation, by Campbell Pfeiffer and Megan Schlotjes from Northern Beaches Council
  • Partnering with the Enemy to Advance Asset Management by Blair King & Raj Suppiah from Tararua Alliance, New Zealand
  • Robot Walking School Bus Using Modified Footpaths by Edmond Lascaris from City of Whittlesea
  • MACK - Return on Investment by YIPWEA Chair Ben Clark from City of Adelaide
  • Journal of a Young Leader in Public Works – A Progressive Pathway by Thomas Franzen from Eurobodalla Shire Council
  • What Makes an Engineer Today? by Cate Fennell from Parkes Shire Council

The YIPWEA committee has organised social functions for its members and prospective members to attend during the conference. Find out more here.



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