Clean and safe drinking water is essential for good health; however, when you're living on a rural property, clean water from a rainwater tank is not always guaranteed.
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.
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.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed the Water Footprint Network to develop a worldwide water stewardship program for the hotel company.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has completed the deployment of 96 million 'shade balls' into the 71 ha Los Angeles Reservoir.
Gems Sensors & Controls DipTape level indicators are a simple way to measure the liquid level in storage tanks and IBCs. They are suitable for quick, periodic readouts where power is unavailable or undesirable.
Tsurumi's 1000 V submersible dewatering pumps were specifically designed to withstand the punishing conditions found in mining sites. The three-phase pumps have flows of up to 6500 L/min and maximum head of up to 200 m.
The Aztec 600 fluoride analyser provides accurate measurement of fluoride concentrations to enable precise control of water fluoridation. The analyser measures total solubilised fluoride using a combination fluoride ion-selective electrode.
UV-Guard's water treatment systems provide protection against Legionnaires' disease — a debilitating and potentially fatal condition caused by the Legionella bacteria, which thrives in warm, moist environments.
Roboticist Dr Matthew Dunbabin has developed a flotilla of robotic boats that could monitor the effects of major weather events and provide early warning on potential environmental disasters.
Jim Athanas has been named the managing director for water technology provider Xylem Oceania. To be based in Sydney, he will be responsible for driving revenue and market share expansion.
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.
The City of Sydney has officially opened an $11.3 million stormwater harvesting system to support wetlands and wildlife in Sydney Park.
The Tata-UNSW Water Initiative aims to provide clean drinking water to regional India through low-cost water purification solutions.