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More than 5000 water experts, industry professionals and political figures from across the world will gather in Brisbane next week to discuss and debate the world’s leading water issues.

For the first time Brisbane  is hosting the World Water Congress and Exhibition  – a biennial event for water professionals, organised by the International Water Association.

The issue of water security will be at the forefront of discussions with various presenters from Seqwater among those featured in the impressive speaker line-up for the five-day event.

Seqwater Acting Chief Executive Officer Jim Pruss said the event provided an opportunity for Seqwater to share its expertise and knowledge of the water industry with fellow water professionals from across the world.

Mr Pruss said the event also allowed Seqwater employees to learn from the collective expertise of the world’s leading authorities on the latest approaches and innovations in water management.

“Seqwater will be well-represented at this year’s World Water Congress with nine of our employees presenting, another 20 volunteering and more than 100 attending the global event,” Mr Pruss said.

“Our industry is filled with people who have a common passion for protecting and processing one of our most treasured resources – water.

“The research, collaboration and knowledge-sharing that takes place at an event such as this, is essential to understanding and solving the water challenges of today and tomorrow.

“We need to learn from each other and share our best practices.”

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