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