Seminar and Workshop Presentations
WorkShop: how to manage new sand profiles
Sports Turf Technology; Peter has worked in the turf industry since 1990 after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Horticulture with honours at the University of Queensland. Peter joined Sports Turf Technology in 2002 and is part owner of the company. He is a past president of the Turf Grass Association of Australia (WA) and has a long and committed history within the WA Turf Industry. Peter is a great educator and wealth of knowledge with regard to turf maintenance best practice and managing sand profiles in WA.
Turf maintenance- Soil amendments: purpose and types of amendments; Irrigation practices: scheduling and monitoring of irrigation; Turf nutrition: fertilising requirements; Implementing a turf management plan
A sustainable groundwater future for the turf industry in Greater Perth
Dan Ferguson is a Principal Water Planner for Western Australia’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation specialising in water demand management and supply planning. Dan is committed to achieving the sustainable use of the state’s water resources by combining strategic planning, natural and data sciences and stakeholder engagement. He has completed a Bachelor of Science (UWA), post-graduate studies and the Water Leadership Program at the International Water Centre. Earlier in his career Dan was a leader in regional natural resource management in Western Australia’s wheatbelt and the rangelands of South West Queensland.
16 June 2021
Being located on one of Australia’s best groundwater resources has enabled Perth to be a green city. Now, with reduced rainfall due to climate change and our ongoing dependence on groundwater, Perth’s aquifer system is out of balance. Moving to more sustainable use of our water resources drives the need to use water wisely and, where necessary, to augment groundwater supplies. Many in the green space sector are already using groundwater more effectively through improved parkland design, irrigation systems and practices; while others are exploring options to supplement use of groundwater. This presentation calls for government and the turf industry to work together in achieving our shared objectives of preserving our precious water resources and greenspaces so future generations can enjoy the same liveable city that makes it so loveable today.