Sustainability > Water

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.

UniQuest promotes Australian innovation at world water conventions

28 May, 2012

UniQuest will promote more than 20 cleantech innovations at two major international water industry events over the coming weeks. The company’s commercialisation manager, Dr Paul Barrett, is presenting at the annual Bluetech Forum in San Francisco this week, then returning to Brisbane for the International Water Association’s Leading-Edge Conference on wastewater from 3-7 June.

Senior appointment to strengthen Schneider Electric’s focus on Australian water sector

14 May, 2012

Energy management specialist Schneider Electric has made a senior appointment which will further increase its business focus and integrated solution offering to the Australian water and wastewater sector.

Fewer Australians are drinking bottled water says survey

20 April, 2012

As efforts to curb the consumption of bottled water, for environmental reasons, continue around Australia and the world, it appears that fewer Australians are drinking bottled water, according to the latest Roy Morgan Research non-alcoholic drinks survey.

What the world needs now: a balanced approach to water issues

17 April, 2012

Whether the issue at hand is scarcity, abundance, treatment, recycling, disposal or competition, the discussion around water is about securing our future and no issue is more important than the sustainability of our water supplies. Peter Fagan*, Asia Pacific Practice Leader, Sustainability for MWH, provides his opinions on this issue.

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