AGC 2019

Australasian Groundwater Conference 2019

Theme: Groundwater in a Changing World: Resources, Infrastructure and Environment 
24 - 27 November 2019 | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Come and join us in Brisbane for a stimulating technical program, great networking and social events, a stunning and informative field trip and the sights and sounds of this sub-tropical dynamic city.

Hosted by the QLD Chapter of the IAH and the NCGRT; the AGC19 promises to be an exciting conference filled with informative presentations, entertaining networking events and stunning field trips exploring the sights and sounds of this sub-tropical dynamic region.

Lock this date into your 2019 diary and stay tuned for more details! (Welcome reception and early registration Sunday 24 November).

Technical Program:

In the current transition to remote sensing, drone technology, smart devices and big data the groundwater professional has both opportunities and challenges in characterising hydrogeological and surface water systems, managing groundwater resources and regulating its users. The general public is better informed and social licence to operate underpins the ability to initiate new development. Our groundwater basins are becoming more intensely utilised for carbon, mineral and renewable resources. Infrastructure that supports growing populations, industry and the supply of food, water and energy are becoming more integrated. All this is further complicated by changes in our climate.

This conference is an opportunity for you to participate in a discussion on how Groundwater resources can be managed in this changing world.  Make a presentation of your work, take part in discussion, give a poster presentation, and make the most significant gathering of groundwater professionals in the AustralAsian region every two years a memorable event.

We are planning an exciting technical program across a broad range of groundwater topics that relate to resource development, agriculture, infrastructure, the environment, people, policy, business, socio-economic and just gold old fashioned characterization of groundwater systems and understanding our water resources.  There will be a combination of interesting high level Plenary Speakers, themed oral sessions, panel discussions, commercial exhibits and special attention is going to be paid to dedicated and interactive poster sessions where poster presenters will have time to interact in deep technical discussions with attendees.

Social Program:

Sunday November 24th registration and welcome to Brisbane cocktail party at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre
Monday November 25th something super stupendous
Tuesday November 26th a mouth-wateringly scrumptious and trendy dinner with drinks

Field Trip:
North Stradbroke Island on Thursday November 28th

If you enjoy nature, the beach, 4x4ing and hydrogeology then this is a field trip you do not want to miss. Seats are limited by the capacity of the 4x4 buses, so sign up early or you may be disappointed. This field trip will be a long but stunning day with some walking involved, so do not plan on catching a flight home after the trip gets back and get a good night’s sleep before.

Location and Venue:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Brisbane is an exciting world class city with a sub-tropical climate located in southeast Queensland, Australia. Exquisite restaurants, sophisticated nightlife, stylish shops and urban art spaces all add to the appeal of the city. There is a local vibrant laneway culture to enjoy.

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the unique riverside precinct at South Bank, the city’s cultural and entertainment hub. It is home to Queensland’s major cultural attractions including Australia’s newest and largest Gallery of Modern Art, state opera companies, performing arts theatres and symphony orchestras; the precinct is an arts mecca for visitors and provides delegates with a unique meeting experience encompassing culture and entertainment within a smart business environment.

Brisbane offers a wide range of high quality accommodation with 230 hotels and more than 12,750 rooms with 27 hotels within a 2km radius of the Centre, including two hotels directly adjacent to the Convention Centre.

The Centre's central city location is convenient for visitors with easy and direct access to an efficient citywide transport network of buses, trains, taxis and the river's high-speed regular catamaran service.

The city to airport Air Train and City Train operate from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Convention Centre. There are two bus stations within the South Bank Precinct and a drop off bay alongside the Centre is available for chartered coaches. Queensland’s Go Card enables seamless travel across bus, train and ferry services and is readily available at newsagents, convenience stores and railway stations. There is a dedicated taxi rank located at the Centre’s Main Entrance. The Centre has undercover parking for 1500 vehicles

Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge walks.