The 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference, to be held from 13–15 June at ICC Sydney, has opened its call for papers.
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.
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.
Research finds cities join companies to lead on water security development following climate change and urban population pressure.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Construction is now underway on the next round of Tasmanian Irrigation projects, which aim to support regional development and sustainable growth in Tasmania's irrigated agriculture sector.
Digital technology allows us to step back and 'smart up' around the current cycle of water consumption and wastage.
Jim Athanas, Managing Director at Xylem Oceania, explains how a unified approach is needed to solve Australia's growing water challenges.
Jonathan McKeown, Chief Executive, Australian Water Association, shares his insights about what the Australian water sector can offer the fast developing economies in Asia and how IoT is fundamentally changing the sector.
The International Council on Mining and Metals has announced new commitments to water stewardship, recognising that industry can play an important role in tackling this global issue.
To overcome the problems that are leading to pressure on water resources in urban areas, the International Water Association has announced the Principles for Water-Wise Cities.