Water > Management

Water 4.0 — following the digitisation trend

02 February, 2018

The latest developments in the field of drinking water preparation and distribution will be on show at the upcoming trade fair IFAT in Munich.

SA Water aims for $0 net electricity costs by 2020

23 January, 2018

SA Water plans to reduce its demand on the grid and increase its renewable energy generation and storage capacity, in an ambitious plan to achieve zero net electricity costs within the next three years.

Smart cities with water and energy efficiencies

19 January, 2018

A future smart cities project in Western Australia that involves academic, infrastructure and technology partners will assess how cities can use blockchain technology and data analytics to integrate distributed energy and water systems.

SCG water stations are a hit with cricket fans

10 January, 2018

Sydney Water and the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust have installed 12 new permanent water stations at the SCG, enabling cricket fans to obtain free water in an effort to encourage better health and a better environment.

How can farmers improve soil performance?

23 October, 2017

A new report has found that soil retains water better if practices that increase levels of soil carbon are used in farming.

Water security: how does Melbourne meet its future water needs?

17 October, 2017 by Melanie Collett

Sustainability Matters asked AECOM's Water Resource Practice leader, Melanie Collett, about future urban water security challenges from a local perspective.

Call for papers now open for 2018 Irrigation Australia conference

17 October, 2017

The 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference, to be held from 13–15 June at ICC Sydney, has opened its call for papers.

Advanced strategies to deliver a successful smart water network

29 September, 2017

More than a third of the world's drinking water is lost before it reaches consumers. Not only does this inefficiency affect utilities by increasing operational costs and failing to provide a satisfactory customer service — but it also has a huge impact on the environment.

Victorian communities to guide water management

08 September, 2017

The Victorian Government has announced that it will put communities at the centre of storm and recycled water management through new forums across the state.

Taking the lead on water security

04 September, 2017

Research finds cities join companies to lead on water security development following climate change and urban population pressure.

Driving sustainability in the Australia water industry

04 August, 2017 by James Currie*

Facing up to water security challenges and adopting strategies to allocate water amongst competing users in an economically efficient manner can drive Australia's water security.

Improving agricultural efficiency with the IIoT

12 July, 2017

Schneider Electric recently worked with WaterForce, a provider of irrigation solutions in New Zealand, to develop a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mobile control solution. Built on Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT technologies, the system enables farmers to operate irrigation pivots with greater agility, efficiency and sustainability.

Water scarcity drives water efficiency

07 April, 2017 by Tony Arnel, Global Head of Sustainability, Norman Disney & Young

Water scarcity already affects every continent. Around 1.2 billion people — or almost one-fifth of the world's population — live in arid areas with water shortages. Another 1.6 billion people — one-quarter of our global population — face water shortages as a result of climate change.

Modelling best placement of green infrastructure to reduce urban heat

01 April, 2017

A numerical tool for designing Water Sensitive Cities — a concept closely aligned with water wise cities — is creating demonstrated impact in places like the City of Unley, Adelaide.

Managing assets

01 April, 2017

When TRILITY considered developing a new water treatment plant near Perth in 2010, its team of executives and number crunchers sat down in the Company's Adelaide head office to assess a proposed 37-year contract to design, build and operate the 240 ML per day facility.

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