Gold Coast Waterfuture
Gold Coast Waterfuture is a wastewater strategy for the Gold Coast area (Australia) for the next 50 years. A controversial part of this strategy involves creating Tugun desalination plant.
Pat Nixon is an Executive Water Engineer with Sinclair Knight Merz in Brisbane and he is currently the Project Manager for Gold Coast Water’s Southern Wastewater Strategy. Pat was also "involved in the site selection" for the Gold Coast desalination facility and as the "Design Coordinator." 
- "Other major projects that Pat has been involved in include: Gold Coast Waterfuture Strategy as the Senior Water Supply Planning Engineer; and Pimpama Coomera Waterfuture Project, as the Senior Water Supply Planning Engineer Wetalla WWTP Stage 4 Augmentation, as the Superintendent’s Representative." 
- Water Panel: Desalination - an intergrated part of Gold Coast Water / 2006 AGM, Accessed July 2006.