The Australian Corrosion Association (ACA) – a not-for-profit, membership association which provides training, seminars, conferences and other activities to disseminate information about corrosion and its prevention and control – has announced that its next event to cover “Corrosion management in the water and wastewater industry” will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Australia on 26 March, 2015.
The ACA has held a number of seminars and training courses throughout the year to inform and guide organisations and practitioners about ways to combat corrosion, which according to estimates costs the Australian economy between 3 and 5% of GDP each year.
Corrosion is the naturally occurring deterioration of a material or its properties due to a reaction with the environment. It can cause dangerous and expensive damage to many types of structures, including pipelines, bridges, buildings, water and wastewater systems.
Given that Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth and among the world’s highest consumers of water, it is of the utmost importance for the country to use its water resources responsibly and protect its water assets from corrosion.
The ACA was formed in 1955 and represents companies, organisations and individuals involved in the fight against corrosion and promotes cooperation between academic, industrial, commercial and governmental organisations.