Are chemicals, such as human hormones and pharmaceuticals, getting into Australian water supplies and creating possible health risks to the public? Researchers from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Water Quality and Treatment are holding an industry workshop in Melbourne giving an overview of recent studies attempting to provide answers to this question.
National Water Commissioners met in Canberra to examine progress on some of the major water reform issues facing Australia. At the meeting, Victorian representatives showcased the development of the Victorian State Water Register.
Larry Little has been appointed the chief executive officer of the new Smart Water Facility.
There are serious gaps in water supply planning in some parts of Australia that must be addressed if water supplies are to be adequately maintained in the face of uncertainties about future water availability and demand, according to a study by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) which reviewed water supply planning by Australiaâ€™s non-metropolitan urban water utilities.
The GasBadge Pro single gas monitor now has an electrochemical hydrogen (H2) sensor option. This option will provide a suitable personal monitor to detect hydrogen in the range of 0-2000 ppm in power plants, steel mills, refineries or other areas where low level hydrogen leaks may exist.
The Rovatti effluent management solutions are reversing a problem situation into a positive management technique for farm owners or managers. Within the dairy industry alone, twice as much effluent is being produced as milk and the treatment of this effluent requires a great deal of planning as environmental agencies are regularly monitoring the agricultural industry to ensure that this effluent is retained within property boundaries and is not discharged into drains and watercourses, and does not contaminate groundwater. Farm operators are required to disperse effluent in an appropriate manner and with the Rovatti management system effluent can be treated and dispersed in a managed manner onto pasture land to act as a natural fertiliser.
In a recent report issued by Purdue University in the US, researchers found that parking spaces in and around large shopping centres and retail parks are playing a role in heating up urban areas and adding to water pollution
The top five global growth markets for water and wastewater technologies and products were China, India, Mexico, Egypt and Australia, according to a technical market research report, Growing Markets for Water and Wastewater Technologies — ENV008A from BCC Research.
A river management project initiated by the NSW Murray Wetlands Working Group (MWWG) has won the $100,000 National Thiess Riverprize.
In conjunction with the Water Corporation, ABB Australia has officially launched the name of the Water Corporation and ABB SCADA Alliance — the Integrated Control Engineering (ICE) Alliance.
The LD-LRS laser measurement system is a powerful outdoor system for non-contact three-dimensional distance detection. The long scanning range of the long-range laser scanner, combined with its swivelling on the mounting platform, allows natural surfaces to be detected at distances of up to 250 m, and conversion of the measurement data to a 3D surface profile.
At the recent OzWater Conference in Sydney, many companies from Australia and overseas showed off the latest in technology and developments for the water industry
The Elpro range of data logging systems suits a wide variety of application needs. Some of these applications in the waste industry include mobile climate and ground temperature measurement, water temperature and water level measurement, along with process temperature and autoclave logging options.