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.
Xylem has released the 5th generation HYDROVAR, an intelligent control system that adapts to system demands. The drive and motor control can reduce the energy consumption of a pump by as much as 70%, according to the company.
Hach's RTC (Real Time Control) solutions are complete off-the-shelf systems that adjust treatment processes in real time. Standardised RTC modules can be combined and configured to deliver a holistic water treatment optimisation solution, tailored to plant-specific requirements, which will improve compliance and reduce operating expenses.
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.
The Model L8 Flotect liquid level float switch features a leak-proof body and float constructed from tough, durable polyphenylene sulfide, which has good chemical resistance.
Australian technology provider EnviroSuite has discovered through an independent cost assessment that effective odour management can save single urban water utility sites up to $900,000 per year.
At the 2017 National Infrastructure Awards, utility company SUEZ received the Operator & Service Provider Excellence Award for its work with Water Corporation at the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant (PSDP).
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.
To remove taste and odour compounds at Sung-Nam Water Treatment Plant, Xylem provided a complete advanced oxidation processes (AOP) system.
The first water from the Victorian Desalination Plant, located in the seaside town of Wonthaggi, has begun to flow into the Cardinia Reservoir.