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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.

Investigating best water practices for Perth’s parks and ovals

30 January, 2013

Scientists are trying to find out how to keep public parks and ovals green while using less water.

John Weaver to head Xylem Water Systems Australasia

21 January, 2013

Water industry professional John Weaver has taken up a new appointment as General Manager for Australia and New Zealand of the Applied Water Systems Division of international water business Xylem Water Systems Australia.

CEO Nubian appointed to board of waterAustralia

28 November, 2012

Australia’s water industry body, waterAustralia, yesterday announced the newest addition to its board - Barry Porter, CEO Nubian Water Systems. Porter assumes the role of Non-Executive Director.

Sustainable water supply for the Huon Valley

08 November, 2012

A $30 million upgrade and expansion of Southern Water’s Huon Valley water supply infrastructure will provide a reliable and sustainable drinking water supply to local communities.

Call for applications for water innovation funding

18 October, 2012

The Smart Water Fund has announced that applications will open later this month for $1 million in funding to support innovative urban water projects.

Pooling together for success with water

16 October, 2012

waterAustralia has a mission to create growth and international business opportunities for companies that supply to the water sector. Les Targ, CEO waterAustralia, talks to Sustainability Matters about the organisation’s achievements to date and what he sees for the future of the water industry.

Queensland irrigators’ costs reduced by new funding

25 September, 2012

The Newman government has demonstrated a commitment to improving water use efficiencies in agriculture by announcing $2.75 million in funding for statewide water programs.

Sustainability champion for water

14 August, 2012 by Chris McIntire*

Sustainability can be a hard idea to wrap your head around because it’s so broad. So here are two ways we want to think about it at Xylem: first, we have a global definition - meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs; and second, we have a business definition - generating shareholder value by controlling risks and capitalising on opportunities associated with environmental and socioeconomic issues.

New appointment for Black & Veatch’s water business

10 August, 2012

Black & Veatch’s global water business has appointed William Yong to lead strategic business growth in South Asia Pacific.

waterAustralia appoints USA representative for the Australian water sector

13 July, 2012

waterAustralia, in partnership with the Industry Capability Network (ICN), has appointed Rubin Mallows Worldwide to represent the Australian water industry in the USA. The appointment is part of a strategy being funded under the Commonwealth Government’s Supplier Access to Major Projects program administered by the ICN.

Water suppliers and utilities unite

12 July, 2012

The ‘Australian Water Supplier Compact’ (the compact) was launched in April to bring together local suppliers and urban utilities to maximise benefits for the Australian water industry, the economy and for the environment.The compact records the expression of commitment by Australia’s urban water utilities, represented by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) and Australian companies that supply into the water sector, represented by waterAustralia and the Water Supplier Advocate.

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