Program released for ALGA’s flagship event

20 July 2023


The preliminary program has been released for ALGA’s much-anticipated Ecoforum/SustRem 2023 event in October. The program features a staggering 87 oral presentations, 12 keynotes, three training modules, five panel discussions, 24 poster pitches, 39 posters and 12 technology demonstrations – including one from HydroTerra.

The theme of the conference is ‘Meeting the Challenges for a Sustainable Future’’.

“The depth and expertise on show throughout the three-day conference is unrivalled, according to ALGA’s CEO Matt Potter. “We are expecting attendance at Flemington Racecourse to be the biggest yet of any event by ALGA.”

“Early bird registrations close on 31 July, so there’ll be an influx of delegates signing up in the next week or so,” Matt said.

Here’s the list of themes to be covered by the event:

  • Theme 1: Emerging and Emerged Contaminants and Future Challenges
  • Theme 2: Contaminated Land and Groundwater Breaking News: You heard it here first!
  • Theme 3: Policy and Regulation: Getting ahead of the Problem
  • Theme 4: Natural Disasters, Catastrophic Events and Post Conflict Contaminant Management
  • Theme 5: Addressing Contamination in Consultation with Traditional Owners and Tangata Whenua
  • Theme 6: Groundwater Remediation and Management
  • Theme 7: SustRem – Net Zero, Climate Change and Adaptation
  • Theme 8: SustRem – Circular Economy: Avoidance, Reduction and Reuse
  • Theme 9: SustRem – Social Sustainability
  • Theme 10: SustRem – Green, Sustainable and Sustainable Resilient Remediation: What is the difference?
  • Theme 11: SustRem – Quantifying Sustainability: Regulatory and Industry Imperatives
  • Theme 12: Early Career Land and Groundwater Professionals
Preliminary Program Register here

From ALGA:

ecoforum is ALGA’s flagship event, which is essential for building new industry connections, sharing the latest cutting-edge information, and learning from and networking with industry colleagues. The conference is an in-person event. As in previous years, we will collectively tackle the major challenges within our industry, bringing together the best local and international speakers to ensure that delegates leave with new knowledge and inspiration.