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.
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.
A Victoria University researcher has developed a way to predict droughts six months before they begin.
A 27 km pipeline has been completed that will capture and redirect wastewater from the northern areas of Townsville.
Sydney Water has released a best practices guide for aquatic centres to help them become more sustainable in their water and energy usage.
Peter Robinson has joined MWH as Business Development & Strategy Leader for the firm’s water sector operations.
Melbourne Water has selected one of the most sustainable and efficient buildings of its kind as its new HQ at 990 Latrobe Street, Docklands.
On Monday 9 May, global environmental engineering and consulting company MWH hosted an exclusive dinner at the Adelaide Zoo. The event, which was scheduled to coincide with the Australian Water Association’s 2011 Ozwater conference, featured a menu designed by Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant of the hit ABC television program The Cook and the Chef, with wines carefully paired and presented by Grant Burge of Grant Burge Wines.
Sustainability is ‘business as usual’ for the largest water utility in Australia, Sydney Water. The utility’s annual report defines sustainability according to seven corporate goals based on social, economic and environmental aspects and it’s now being mapped to the UN Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting framework. Nefley Hetherington*, Strategic Directions Manager, Sustainability Division at Sydney Water, talks about the utility’s achievements and visions for the future.
Water utility solutions provider United Utilities Australia Pty Ltd has unveiled its new name, Trility Pty Ltd, and new brand identity.
The Keneally government’s new Water Recycling Education Centre has been officially opened by Minister for Water Phillip Costa this week in St Marys, building on the existing community education resources of Sydney Water.
CSIRO has developed new tools to help government and industry water management agencies better estimate how forest plantations affect stream flows in local catchments.
An opportunity for Australian water-saving projects to be recognised internationally is now available through the annual Intelligent Use of Water Awards.
Australian expertise in water conservation, management, policy and product development will be showcased as part of G’Day USA: Australia Week during a three-day water forum and national water tour of the US from 19 -31 January.