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Elena Gosse to debunk water disinfection myths at Aquafutures International Conference

Elena Gosse to debunk water disinfection myths at Aquafutures International Conference
August 11, 2015

Elena Gosse, Chief Executive of Australian Innovative Systems (AISystems) will speak about the future of water disinfection and the importance of water hygiene education at the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland’s upcoming Aquafutures International Conference.

The three day conference (being held from 14th to 16th August) at Sea World, will focus on four key themes including Water Quality Management, Active Learning (Rescue), Facility Management and Social Media.

On Saturday 15th August at 2.15pm, Gosse will explore a range of topics during her presentation including: the opportunity for industry to reduce its reliance on traditional chlorine dosing with technology such as inline chlorination by electrolysis; emerging technologies such as UV and Ozone; and educational programs for industry and the general public to improve standards of personal hygiene, reduce contaminants and thereby chloramines in public pools.

AISystems has a strong connection to the Gold Coast with the company’s AutoChlor saltwater, and EcoLine freshwater technology installed in three pools at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre - the swimming venue for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Gosee said that her participation in Aquafutures was part of AISystem’s ongoing commitment to debunk many of the myths associated with water disinfection and water quality, and to improve education about swimmer hygiene.

She explained “sadly, there’s still a few cowboy operators in the marketplace making fanciful claims about water disinfection, especially in the case of public facilities with high bather loads. In some cases, the level of disinfection may be completely inadequate and putting public safety at risk.

“There’s also the health and safety risks associated with the antiquated practice of transporting, storing and handling vast quantities of liquid chlorine.

“It is vital for the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of our communities that we stick to the water science and facts regarding water disinfection.

“I believe that there’s a great opportunity for us to work together as an industry, to embrace new methods of water disinfection and embark on public awareness campaigns regarding swimmer hygiene to create safer, healthier and more cost efficient aquatic facilities.”

The Aquafutures International Conference 2015 is being held from 14th to 16th August 2015 at the Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast.

For more information click here to view the event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

Click here to contact AISystems via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Editor's note: To avoid confusion with the Australian Institute of Sport - also known by the AIS acronym, Australasian Leisure Management refers to Australian Innovative Systems as AISystems.




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