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Creating water savings in Australia's food bowl

10 March, 2015

Australia's irrigated agriculture has a vital role to play in meeting the challenges of food security in the context of climate variability and a growing global population. It is crucial to find new ways to use water more efficiently in order to increase food production while protecting the environment in the long term.

Confined spaces in the water industry - the risks and how to address them

27 February, 2015

Some of the worst places to work in are confined spaces, the main reason being that they are not built for that purpose - their purpose is the storage of equipment or they are used as an entry/exit point for inspections and tests, etc.

What's on at Ozwater this year

04 February, 2015

The Ozwater'15 conference will once again attract national and international speakers, and delegates, to attain a new wealth of industry knowledge and cultivate strong and applicable ideas to ensure the longevity of our greatest resource.

AWA's Water Innovation Forum being held in March

04 February, 2015

The Australian Water Association's Water Innovation Forum provides a platform to share water innovation across the water, construction, food and beverage, and agricultural industries.

AWA announces Water Innovation Forum

07 January, 2015

The Australian Water Association (AWA) has announced the Water Innovation Forum - a platform to share water innovation across the water, construction, food and beverage, and agricultural industries and showcase these solutions to other sectors.

Making Parramatta River swimmable by 2025

03 December, 2014

The Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG) has launched the initiative 'Our Living River' - a plan to bring back swimming to the entire Parramatta River by 2025. The PRCG is a group of councils, government agencies and community groups working together to improve the river and the creeks that flow into it.

Water Industry Alliance appoints new board of directors

20 November, 2014

The Water Industry Alliance (WIA) - a cluster comprising international national and local water companies - has elected its board of directors for 2014-15.

Package to improve water reform outcomes in NSW

22 October, 2014

The Australian and NSW governments have announced a $350 million package of new irrigation efficiency projects across NSW. Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said the Australian Government is "contributing an extra $125 million of funding to the revised package, bringing total Australian Government funding for NSW to nearly $1.5 billion".

State of the Water Sector Report 2014 released

15 October, 2014

The State of the Water Sector Report 2014 was released today by Deloitte and the Australian Water Association (AWA) at the National Water Policy Summit. AWA Chief Executive Jonathan McKeown said the report is based on a survey of over 1000 professionals working across Australia's water industry, both urban and rural.

GHD appoints WA market leader for water

02 October, 2014

Professional services company GHD has named Blair Shackleton as Market Leader - Water for Western Australia. Shackleton is a chartered chemist with more than 33 years' experience in the water and power industries.

Mattresses floated at local sewage treatment plant

01 September, 2014

Queensland Urban Utilities has launched a new trial which uses floating wetlands to purify wastewater at the Forest Hill Sewage Treatment Plant, near Laidley. The project involves growing wetlands on specially engineered plastic mattresses, which are then floated on purpose-built lagoons.

Central Park Water welcomes NSW Minister for Water for a site visit

15 August, 2014

Joint venture developers of the $2 billion Central Park mixed-use precinct, Frasers Property and Sekisui House, yesterday morning (14 August) provided a construction tour of the water recycling facility while the plant is undergoing commissioning before becoming operational early next year.

Securing water supplies in WA

30 July, 2014

Representing the first public private partnership (PPP) for the West Australian water industry, the $300 million Mundaring Water Treatment Plant is designed to provide a secure and exclusive source of potable water for around 100,000 rural and town services in West Australia's Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions.

A mural for Unitywater's Ferny Hills reservoir

01 July, 2014

Unitywater has invited residents of the Brisbane suburb of Ferny Hills to paint a mural on the walls of their local water reservoir, in an effort to reduce graffiti.

Evoqua enjoys Singapore International Water Week

06 June, 2014

Evoqua Water Technologies attended Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) this week. As well as exhibiting its electrochemical desalination technology and other water treatment technologies for municipal, industrial and marine applications, the company partook in several activities.

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