The Western Australian Branch of IAH has been active since the early 1980s and has the highest concentration of member Hydrogeologists in the world (about 250 members, 6.25%).
The WA Branch holds free monthly technical meetings which attract 30 to 50 scientists, and a paid annual seminar attracting up to 160 delegates. A field trip is usually organised each year which attracts up to 60 members. The state chapter is also a strong supporter of the Early Careers Hydrogeologists Network (ECHN), a subsidiary of IAH.
In September 2013 the Western Australian Branch hosted the 40th Annual Congress of the IAH which attracted 740 delegates from more than 120 countries. The Congress entitled “Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century” was an outstanding success.
The 2020 WA Branch Committee is made up of Hydrogeologists who were elected at the State AGM on 10th of December 2018.
The Committee meets every two months.
You can contact the WA committee via email to the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
IAH Western Australia Committee 2020
Chairperson: Sarah Bourke
Vice Chairperson: Cassie Turvey
Secretary: Mark Bietting
Treasurer: Sandie McHugh
Education: Mal McGivern
Events team: Josephine Searle, Milos Pavlovic
Speaker Coordinator: Robert Swift
Communications team: Giovanni Firmani, Danae Roney
ECHN Representative: Margaret McCormack
Committee Member: Steve Bolton, India Cywinski-Jan, Allen June Buoenavista
IAH WA is pleased to confirm McArthur Drilling & Pumping Pty Ltd (MDP) as Platinum Sponsor for 2020. MDP is a Western Australian Company specialising in the provision of Test Pumping services to WA’s mining and agriculture industry. Established in 2006, we have grown to become the leader in test pump contracting.
Their unique machinery with its unrivalled safety profile, highly skilled and experienced teams, and their ability to deliver accurate test pumping data have set them at the forefront in test pumping.
All MDP site based personnel have tertiary qualifications in Work Health & Safety. MDP has sole supplier MSA’s (Master Service Agreements) with Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. MDP has been FMG’s preferred supplier for over 10 years. MDP is a member of the Australian Drilling Industry Association (ADIA).
Acqua Drill Resources (ADR) is ongoing and valued supporter of IAH WA. They specialise in large diameter surface drilling using conventional air/hammer or mud rotary methods. Whether the drilling program involves monitoring bores, production bores, dewatering or managed aquifer recharge bores, paste fill holes, or underground mining service holes, Acqua Drill Resources has the in-house experience and modern equipment to deliver successful project outcomes.
Acqua Drill Resources invests heavily in engineering controls which target the risks associated with manual handling, working at heights, equipment guarding and all other identified operational risks. Acqua Drill Resources operates the only Versa Drill rigs in Australia which have been fitted with dual hydraulic breakout assemblies, now a site access requirement for some mining houses.
Acqua Drill Resources’ primary goal is to become the water bore drilling company of choice by delivering quality technical outcomes at highly competitive rates.
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) supports Western Australia’s community, economy and environment by managing and regulating the state’s environment and water resources.
The department is responsible for environment and water regulation, serving as a ‘one stop shop’ for industry and developers, with the aim of streamlining and simplifying regulation.
DWER support ongoing hydrogeology science and data and looks forward to working with IAH WA in 2018 to help maximise the potential and protection of our groundwater resources.
Prime House 8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup, WA
Tel +61 8 6364 7000
Airwell Group is a world leader in low flow direct gas displacement pumping methods and technology. A solutions-orientated company, Airwell provides innovative pumping, monitoring, testing, recovery and field service solutions to the mining, oil & gas, industrial, environmental and agricultural industries.
With 30 years of industry experience Airwell is at the forefront of providing innovative pumping solutions to meet even the most challenging requirements of our clients. All IAH members and their staff are welcome to come and join Airwell at their office/warehouse to view their capabilities and equipment in operation first hand.
Airwell are specialists in:
- Airwell pump solutions
- Pump/ Flow Testing equipment and services
- Ground water sampling equipment and services
- Remote monitoring and automation of pumping equipment
- Airwell landfill leachate pumping equipment
IAH WA is pleased to have Qteq Pty Ltd as Bronze Sponsor for 2020. Qteq was founded on the premise that technical and commercial innovation successfully underpins sustainable, responsible georesources development. Qteq focuses on innovation to provide essential insights on a real-time basis for georesources clients.
The highly experienced Qteq team has built a strong reputation for supplying reliable technical solutions for georesource measurements. Qteq is also committed to delivering the most efficient, effective solutions for the clients. To do this, Qteq developed their own, cutting-edge technologies and adapt best-in-class tools to be fit-for-purpose in georesource settings.
IAH WA is please to welcome Aquatech Drilling as Bronze sponsor for 2020. Established for 30 years and with over 45 years’ experience, Aquatech Drilling provides advanced drilling solutions to the mining, energy and domestic markets.
Aquatech Drilling is committed to being at the leading edge of technology and innovation. The company features state of the art drilling equipment to suit all aspects of water well drilling. Their equipment is maintained to the highest standards to ensure a premium level of safety and productivity. Their support truck carries a full complement of hydraulic hoses, pumps, motors and all other spares that enable us to significantly reduce down time.
Aquatech Drilling pride themselves on their ability to service a wide cross section of clients from small domestic operations to large agricultural, mining and government ventures. Aquatech Drilling has extensive experience in production bores, monitor bores, down hole hammer, artesian bores ,and maintenance and management of bores.
Aquatech Drilling is a member of the Australia Drilling Industry Association and their drillers are class 1, class 2 and class 3 ADIA accredited, ensuring all work is carried out to the highest of standards.
Based in Western Australia, their team has had extensive experience working in regional and remote areas throughout Australia and is self-sufficient in logistical and equipment movement.
2020 monthly technical talk series will be hosted by Rio Tinto Iron Ore at the Central Park Conference Centre (Theatrette). Expect the same collegiate atmosphere, drinks and a great venue.
In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins.
Rio Tinto is well positioned to benefit from continuing demand across China and the developing world. Their premium product suite, including the flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise.
The business continues to be the world’s largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.
153-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA