Continued population growth, droughts and limited water storage capacity are placing ever increasing pressure on Australian water supplies. One of the responses to this pressure has been increased use of recycled water. However, increased use has to be balanced against protection of public health; the greatest risk is from enteric microorganisms.
An effluent purification technology that helps municipal, commercial and industrial users to recycle sewage as service water is being introduced to Australia by Elmco Water Technologies-AJM Environmental Services (EWT-AJM).
Watters Electrical received the Environment and Energy Efficiency Award for work on the 'Epsom Recycled Water' project at the Victorian 2008 National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence Awards.
Siemens membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology, designed and manufactured at its global R&D and manufacturing facility in Windsor in Sydney’s west, is helping Beijing to meet its growing water demand.
Vistech, the Victoria–Israel Science and Technology R&D Fund, is providing $970,000 for three new projects and is calling for more applications.
Green energy - power produced and harnessed during the treatment process in some sewage works in the United Kingdom - is helping to run operations within them.