Sustainability > Water

Ford targets 30% water reduction per vehicle

01 February, 2012

Ford has set itself the goal of cutting the amount of water used to make each vehicle 30% globally by 2015, compared with the amount of water used per vehicle in 2009.

Cindy Wallis-Lage named President of Black & Veatch’s global water business

25 January, 2012

Black & Veatch has appointed Cindy Wallis-Lage as President of its global water business. She will lead the company’s efforts to address billions of dollars in water infrastructure needs around the world.

Call for action on global groundwater crisis

12 January, 2012

International water scientists have issued a call for action over the growing threat to the world’s groundwater supplies from over-extraction and pollution.

Water trading pays dividends for irrigators in a wet year

08 December, 2011

National Water Commissioner Laurie Arthur has released a set of three reports that demonstrate Australia’s maturing water markets continue to play a vital role in helping irrigators manage their businesses.

New Chair for the WSAA Board

15 November, 2011

Sue Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Water Corporation of Western Australia, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Water Services Association of Australia Board.

New Director, Client Services for Black & Veatch

03 November, 2011

Black & Veatch has promoted James Currie to Director, Client Services, Australia.

National Water Commission assists in sustaining wetland health

20 October, 2011

The National Water Commission has released three products to help environmental water managers achieve sustainable wetland and floodplain health.

Economic pressures of water industry addressed

19 October, 2011

A white paper developed from a Water Environment Federation workshop last year has provided six key recommendations for overcoming economic pressures in the water industry.

Turf management and soil moisture measurement

01 October, 2011

In these times when sustainability and environmental responsibility are increasingly important, the measurement of soil moisture is vital. If the soil moisture and soil type is known then the exact amount of water can be applied for optimal growing conditions. This logic also applies to game day. Much research has been done on the potential for injury to lower extremities on turf surfaces. The potential for injury is directly related to the amount of traction the player has on the surface. The easiest way to adjust this level of traction is to apply water to the surface. If the moisture level in the topsoil can be measured then playing conditions can be optimised for a reduced potential for injury.

Water reform must continue

16 September, 2011

The National Water Commission has released its comprehensive assessment of water reform progress in Australia, providing 12 recommendations to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).The Australian Water Association (AWA) advocates for the continuation of the national water agenda as raised by the National Water Commission and adds its voice to the call for leadership from governments across the continent.

Irrigators lining up to sell their water for the environment

26 July, 2011

A new report on the Commonwealth Government’s voluntary environmental water buyback program in the Murray-Darling Basin shows irrigators are lining up to sell their water entitlements.

Water forum promotes sustainable solutions for water industry

15 July, 2011

Rockwell Automation recently hosted the ‘Innovations for Smart, Safe, Sustainable Automation Solutions in the Water Industry’ forum in Adelaide in May. The event was well attended by consulting engineers, water utility companies, government departments and system integrators, and topics discussed included innovations for automation, information, power and safety solutions for the water industry.

Water pressures industry must solve together

07 July, 2011

Pricing water to reflect its true value; encouraging innovation that reduces costs, improves efficiency and drives new revenue streams; and educating the public, particularly youth, on the importance of water are three of today’s most challenging pressures for the world’s water leaders, according to initial findings from Wednesday’s Water Pressures workshop at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2011.


New tool for predicting drought

22 June, 2011

A Victoria University researcher has developed a way to predict droughts six months before they begin.

Townsville pipeline harnesses wastewater

03 June, 2011

A 27 km pipeline has been completed that will capture and redirect wastewater from the northern areas of Townsville.

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