Community briefed on the current water situation

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC), alongside WaterNSW hosted a public information session on Tuesday 10 March from 9am in the Council Administration building, to brief the community about the current and future water strategy. Topics covered included:

  • Current state of Burrendong Dam
  • Water for the Future Strategy
  • Smart meters
  • Cross-city pipeline

Speakers included:

Adrian Langdon, Executive Manager Systems Operations, Water NSW.
View Adrian's presentation here. (PPTX 6.9MB)

Adrian has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of water and waste water management, strategic planning for water supply systems, integrated water cycle management, water supply health regulation, water recycling river operations and water and wastewater treatment. Prior to joining WaterNSW, Adrian managed the water operations of State Water and urban water strategic planning and policy for the NSW Department of Water and Energy. Adrian holds a degree in Applied Science and a Master of Environmental Management.

Julian Geddes, Director Infrastructure Dubbo Regional Council
Julian has 25 years of Local Government experience both in Metropolitan  and rural Councils with the bulk of his career in the Country.  Julian has a background in Health and Building, Planning and for the last 12 years leading Operational and Engineering teams across a range of functions. Julian has qualifications in Environmental Health and Building, an MBA (Technology) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Chris Devitt, Water Strategy Coordinator, Dubbo Regional Council
View Julian & Chris' presentation here. (PDF 4.7MB)

Chris Devitt is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer and holds professional qualifications in engineering and management. He is the former General Manager of Forbes Shire Council, and was the Director of Technical Services at Orange City Council for more than a decade. During his time in Orange, he was instrumental in the establishment of the extremely successful stormwater harvesting scheme. He joined Dubbo Regional Council in 2017 as the Director Infrastructure and Operations, and is now a consultant for Council, assisting in the Water for the Future strategy.


Last Edited: 21 Apr 2020

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