Another busy year for ALGA and Enviropacific
As another busy year for the industry and ALGA draws to a close, and the ALGA AGM approaches, Dr Annette Nolan, current Chair of the ALGA Board of Directors and Chair of EcoForum 2016 Organising Committee, reflects on what has been driving ALGA and its achievements over the past 12 months.
“Taking on these key roles with ALGA has certainly kept me very busy over the past 12 months, but it has also been very rewarding, particularly as EcoForum 2016 approaches and the conference program is finalised. The conference committee has developed a unique and exciting program, which we believe will offer delegates numerous professional development and networking opportunities. We are excited to bring the conference to WA this year, with strong representation from WA in the program and delegate registrations. Currently there are over 370 delegates registered, which is fantastic.
ALGA has also continued to strengthen over the last 12 months in many areas including membership numbers (which recently reached over 1500), branch events and attendance numbers, stakeholder representation, as well as the ALGA Special Interest Groups, which keep their fingers on the pulse with regular newsletters, forums and workshops organised to keep abreast of these key areas of interest. I have personally found it very rewarding to be part of the various ALGA committees I’ve been involved in, and encourage others thinking of getting involved in ALGA to do so – the benefits are mutually rewarding.”
The success of ALGA is a testament to the efforts of ALGA’s CEO and office staff, as well as the many hard-working volunteers who give up their time to advance ALGA’s vision for Australasia to lead the world in sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater.
Enviropacific has contributed to a number of ALGA committees over the past 12 months – Nick Cowman (Sydney Branch Chair), Louise Cartwright (Brisbane Branch Committee), Ben Read (Darwin Branch Committee), Adam Gillis (Adelaide Branch Committee) and Annette Nolan (EmCoC SIG – Emerging Contaminants of Concern, EcoForum 2016 and Board of Directors).