Plants are inspiring scientists to develop new ways of extracting a valuable mix of minerals, metals and nutrients from wastewater.
The Light Regional Council was having ongoing problems with its submersible pumps at the Kapunda CWMS treatment plant.
Researchers at RMIT University have found a way to remove hazardous microplastics from water using magnets.
Food scraps, wastewater, fats, oils and grease could be diverted from landfill and converted to renewable energy at a new western Sydney waste hub, potentially powering 120,000 homes.
Recent growth in Australia's plastics recycling industry has meant a surge in demand for efficient and sustainable wastewater and wash water technology.
Floating wetlands are being piloted as a way to improve water quality and increase habitat and biodiversity at Westernport Water's wastewater treatment plant.