Sustainability > Water

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.

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.

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