Water > Management

Water's contribution to Australia's innovation boom

20 January, 2016

Australia's innovation boom will only be limited by our imagination — a notion that is true for the water sector as much as any other part of the economy.

Water pipes crawl with millions of bacteria

21 December, 2015

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have discovered that drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of 'good' bacteria found in water pipes and purification plants. So far, the knowledge about them has been practically non-existent, but this new research is about to change that.

Top tips for Smart Irrigation Month

16 November, 2015

With Australia set to face a severe El Niño summer, with predicted droughts and bushfires across the country, Reece Irrigation has declared November 2015 to be the inaugural 'Smart Irrigation Month'.

Underground water mining — why fixing leaks is essential to enable development

09 November, 2015 by Guenter Hauber-Davidson*

Could California happen here? Yes, acute water shortages are not the reserve of historically arid regions alone.

Our thoughts on water revealed

09 October, 2015

People's perceptions about water have been revealed with the release of two key reports from the Australian Water Association.

Delivering efficiency in the water business

14 September, 2015 by Rod Naylor, Executive General Manager Growth, Veolia Australia New Zealand, Sydney and Veolia Innovation and Markets Department, Paris

Making sustainable changes that deliver more for less is a challenging task. Substantial, sustainable change requires a willingness to change the very nature of an organisation: what it does, how it gets done and even who does it.

Guidelines to ensure water supply during a crisis

28 August, 2015

ISO 24518 looks at the steps water utilities have to take in order to be ready for any crisis situation; what to do during an emergency; and how to re-establish services and learn from the situation.

IHG and Water Footprint Network to develop water stewardship program

26 August, 2015

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed the Water Footprint Network to develop a worldwide water stewardship program for the hotel company.

'Shade balls' protect water quality at Los Angeles Reservoir

25 August, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has completed the deployment of 96 million 'shade balls' into the 71 ha Los Angeles Reservoir.

Googonians — 'living the good life'

21 July, 2015 by Susan Farr

A Googonian is a proud new owner of a sustainable home in the new township of Googong, conveniently located between Canberra in the ACT and Queanbeyan in Southern NSW. This premium development is centred on values of sustainability, affordability and community, and has established innovative and ambitious sustainability goals that are serving to demonstrate best practice both in Australia and internationally.

ANZ and AWA partner on South-East Asian water programs

28 May, 2015

ANZ has announced a new partnership with the Australian Water Association (AWA) to support the latter's water and wastewater management programs in South-East Asia.

Water report outlines issues impacting irrigators

28 May, 2015

Water trading organisation Waterfind has released its quarterly CEO Report (Q3) for the 2014-2015 irrigation year. The report finds that the national temporary water market has continued to record the highest average prices since the Millennium drought.

Wrapping up Ozwater'15

19 May, 2015

'Water for growth and prosperity' was the theme of AWA's Ozwater'15, which was held over three days in Adelaide last week.

Australian Water Association announces 2015 National Water Awards winners

14 May, 2015

Innovative excellence, creative solutions and exceptional leadership are the consistent themes across the distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Water Awards presented last night.

An increase in water consumption, but more diverse sources used

11 May, 2015

The Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) latest report into national water performance compares 78 urban water utilities providing services to over 20 million people.

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