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Water Energy Adaptation  

The 2014 AWIEC focussed on three key themes all of which are important to the future business sustainability. Some of the best thought leaders in the country outlined current thinking on how to better manage resources for a secure future in a fast changing climate and business environment. 

2014 AWIEC PROGRAM   Presentations


Climate Change and the Wine Industry: Risks and Responses Will Steffen | The Climate Council & ANU

Refreshing Entwine - the wine industry’s national environmental performance improvement scheme  Damien Griffante | Winemakers Federation of Australia


Water Asset and Market Strategies Tim House | Waterfind

A practical regional water adaptation plan in the Barossa region Andy Chambers | Seed Consulting

Towards better and cheaper winery wastewater treatment Paul Grbin | University of Adelaide

ENERGY –  (Sponsored by The Solar Project )

Start reducing your electricity costs with The Winery Energy Saver Toolkit Mark Gishen | SAWIA

Case studies on taking control of energy use and supply:Short outlines of energy savings experiences of small and large wineries.
Emmanuelle Walton | Wirra Wirra Vineyards
Wayne Stebhens | Wingara Wine Group

From energy efficiency to environmental philanthropy: a case study Anna & Derek Hooper | Cape Jaffa Wines

Carbon pricing – What’s in, what’s out? Who pays, who saves? Kyra Reznikov | Finlaysons

ADAPTATION – (Sponsored by GWRDC)

Balancing the business and social imperatives for decisions about adaptation actions – from incremental to transformational
Aysha Fleming | CSIRO Science into Society

Growing quality grapes in a warming climate Vic Sadras | SARDI

Case study: practical ways of future-proofing vineyards Prue Henschke | CA Henschke

Case study: improved planning of wine processing operations Toby Barlow | St Hallett Wines

Case study: adapting through change in grape intake logistics Rohan Wighton | Treasury Wine Estates

FUTURE PLENARY  - (Sponsored by 2XE)

Water: Future security requires shifting thinking to asset management and regional solutions   Fraser Bell | Thomson Geer Lawyers

Energy: A starting point in resource efficiency for ‘smart’ wineries to boost business productivity for the future   Nick Palousis | 2XE

Adaptation: A sustainable future – the dual benefits to business and the environment   Andrew Kay | Wirra Wirra Vineyards


International perspectives on environmental management in the wine industry  Simon Whyatt | Peter Lehmann Wines, Chair SAWIA Environment Committee

The preservation of the environment and natural resources upon which our industry depends, is an essential factor for sustaining the future of the wine industry – from vineyards and wineries to global supply chains. 

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