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Advancing the uptake of water recycling

30 November, 2010

The Acting CEO of the National Water Commission, James Cameron, today called for greater use of recycled water as part of Australia’s urban water supplies.

Water recycling project

22 November, 2010

A landmark water recycling project will make West Werribee one of the most water-conscious areas in Victoria.

Annual Report highlights water reform progress

28 October, 2010

The National Water Commission has released its 2009-10 Annual Report. Acting CEO of the National Water Commission, James Cameron said, “This report outlines the Commission’s contributions to advancing national water reform in 2009-10.”

Turning one person’s waste into another’s treasure

01 October, 2010

South East Water is putting a new twist on the well-known idiom “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” through an innovative pilot project that will help industrial Port Melbourne customers play a greater role in managing their place in the water cycle.

WashBox makes a water-saving mark

30 September, 2010

Commercial products and services can now gain Australia-wide recognition for their water saving attributes through Australia’s water saving scheme, Smart Approved WaterMark, which has broadened its parameters to assess commercially oriented claims.

Global market for Australian water technology

26 August, 2010

As a country which has continually had to deal with the scarcity of water, Australia is ideally placed to become a leader in the US$400 billion global water market. But a detailed analysis of our water innovation patents has found Australian companies are failing to leverage their valuable intellectual property (IP) into global markets.

Water Industry Operators Association Victorian conference

10 August, 2010

Grundfos will be exhibiting at the upcoming Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) Victorian conference, being held at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre from 1-2 September 2010.

Widespread consumer support for more infrastructure to ensure nation’s water security

27 July, 2010

Australians are gravely concerned about the nation’s water supply and, though they are committed to reducing household water usage, there is widespread preference for more infrastructure to ensure adequate water supply in the future, according to research commissioned by MWH Australia.

International water efficiency

29 June, 2010

National water conservation bodies the ‘savewater! Alliance’ (Australia), Waterwise UK and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (USA) have joined forces to form the International Federation for Water Efficiency.

Urban water security

16 June, 2010

Infrastructure Australia engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers to help identify opportunities to enhance existing water supply security strategies and to form practical recommendations for change at the federal, state and local government levels.

Schneider Electric acquires SCADAgroup

10 June, 2010

Schneider Electric has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire SCADAgroup, an Australian-based leading provider of telemetry products and solutions for the water and wastewater, oil and gas and electric power end-market segments.

Bringing mining into the water reform fold

31 May, 2010

The National Water Commission has called for mining activities to be incorporated into water access and planning frameworks that are compliant with the National Water Initiative.

Hippo to share in $2 million for innovative water projects

28 May, 2010

A Melbourne Zoo research project, to test a water treatment process to better manage bacteria levels in the Pygmy Hippopotamus pool, has secured funding through round seven of the Smart Water Fund.

Australia’s water sector - enabling education and innovation

28 April, 2010

Australia’s water sector is recognised globally as one of the first required to adapt to dramatic changes in water availability due to climate change. Through traditional technology solutions (desalination and treatment for re-use) and more radical options (strong demand management and recycling networks), progress has been made but at a considerable cost in energy, carbon emissions and dollars.

Councils work with national waterwise label

26 March, 2010

Now with widespread federal and state government support and good recognition of water conservation issues at the consumer level, Australia’s independent national outdoor water-saving label, Smart Approved WaterMark, is seeking greater involvement from local government in water-saving programs.

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