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Seqwater appoints new CEO

16 May, 2014

Seqwater - the Queensland Government statutory authority responsible for ensuring a reliable bulk water supply across South-East Queensland - has appointed Peter Dennis as its new CEO.

Water-free process for biodiesel production

21 March, 2014

Portuguese researchers are developing methods for purifying biofuels without the use of water.

Self-sufficient village in Sydney

28 January, 2014

Central Park Sydney is a $2 billion mixed-use urban village that is designed to maximise self-sufficiency through renewable energy sources and sustainable water supplies. Located on Broadway in the suburb of Chippendale, the village sits across a 5.8-hectare site with one-third dedicated to open space and the rest includes commercial, residential and retail developments.

State of the Water Sector Report 2013 released

05 November, 2013

The State of the Water Sector Report 2013 report was released yesterday by Deloitte and the Australian Water Association (AWA). The report was based on a survey of more than 1500 professionals working across Australia's water industry.

Mark Sullivan elected as new chair of WSAA board

04 November, 2013

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) has announced the appointment of Mark Sullivan AO, managing director of ACTEW Water in the ACT, as the new chair of the WSAA board.

Sustainable water management in the mining industry

01 October, 2013 by Dr Paul Slatter*

Water shortages, vast distances and increasing water costs have mining companies, particularly in Australia, seeking cost-efficient and environmentally friendly ways to manage water supply on-site.

'Sensing City' project launched in Christchurch

27 September, 2013

The Sensing City project will see sensors installed in Christchurch to collect real-time information about how a city actually works.

Diving into the water industry

03 August, 2013

Having been the Chief Executive of the Australian Water Association (AWA) for just over a month, my steep learning curve on the water industry has become apparent. However, I do have a clear direction for where the association is heading and what we should be doing to assist the Australian water industry.

The future of sustainable living: what Australians want from their cities

02 August, 2013 by Peter Fagan, General Manager, Sustainability and Environment, MWH Global

Faced with continuing population growth, climate change and resource and financial constraints, governments around the world are introducing policies aimed at achieving productive, liveable and sustainable cities. From planning and design, to engineering and construction, the quest to deliver a high quality of sustainable living for Australians has become a key objective of both public and private organisations.

CSIRO appoints Carol Couch as new leader of water research

03 July, 2013

CSIRO has announced the appointment of Dr Carol Couch as Director of the Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship - the largest research partnership focusing on water in Australia.

MWH Global selected as Program Manager for Thames Water ‘Super Alliance’

16 May, 2013

Thames Water has announced that MWH Global will be the Program Manager participating in its ‘Super Alliance’ of industry-leading organisations.

Preparing Australia’s infrastructure to withstand extreme climatic events

07 May, 2013

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) has released a tool called AdaptWater that enables water utilities to identify what infrastructure is likely to be at risk during events like floods, bushfires, high winds and heatwaves, and assess different costed adaptation options to manage that risk.

AWA announces new CEO

01 May, 2013

The Australian Water Association announced today that its board of directors has named Jonathan McKeown as Chief Executive Officer effective 27 May.

Industry has a greater role in securing Australia’s water supply

23 April, 2013

Water is a fuel, vital for business and every bit as critical to moving our economy forward as energy. James Currie, Client Services Director, Australia, Black & Veatch discusses the role industry in Australia can play in securing our future water supplies.

Tom Mollenkopf resigns as CEO of the Australian Water Association

11 February, 2013

After six years as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Water Association, Tom Mollenkopf has announced that he will be standing down from the role in July this year.

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