White Papers/Resources

The Sustainability Matters Resource Library contains white papers, eBooks, webcasts, videos and technical papers to help you manage and solve work related problems. Select from a variety of application and technology related subjects, supplied by market-leading vendors or written by our editorial team.

Reducing the carbon footprint of sewage pumping stations

27 August, 2012

Carbon is 'produced' whenever a crew jumps into the truck to go to a site, whenever the pumps are energised and running. This paper describes the vastly improved use of energy, and hence reduced carbon production, when self-priming pumps are used instead of submersible pumps.

Economist: Global Trends In Sustainability Performance Management

17 May, 2010

Corporate sustainability reporting has shifted from voluntary to vital. Download this white paper to discover the latest trends in sustainability performance management and learn how you can help enhance your organisation’s profitability and cost-effectiveness.

Water re-use options to expand water supply portfolios

04 September, 2009

Water re-use is an effective solution that is not impaired by climate, geographical location or water supply situation. There are a host of re-use opportunities for any given community; however, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

The rise and fall of carbon trading

22 September, 2006

A fractured state proposal to introduce a carbon trading scheme had support from environmental groups, but has failed to find backing from the federal government

Dampening the desalination debate

22 September, 2006

Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke has had enough of the debate on desalination. In his recent presentation at National Water 2006, he said, "Why debate, just get moving", despite arguments against the technology

Debugging recycled water

21 August, 2006

Forget costly desalination plants and plans to tap into liquid aquifers - water recycling is the only commonsense, sustainable option for water conservation. The task facing a team of Macquarie University scientists is to convince us all that it's safe

Bringing life cycle analysis into the building industry

21 July, 2006

Architects and designers can now evaluate the life cycle impact of their choices for commercial buildings in just a few hours

Incineration as a fuel source

21 July, 2006

Domestic waste can successfully be turned into light and heat when incinerated, under methodology developed by scientists from Chernogolovka in the Moscow Region and staff from the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS

Sustainability in wine making

03 June, 2006

As a wine business operating in the rural environment of the Barossa Valley for more than 150 years, Yalumba understands the significance of sustainability

Transformation needed to meet climate challenge

03 May, 2006

Quite frankly, Sydney doesn't rate in terms of sustainability when compared to other cities around the world. That's why I was asked to prepare a report on an environmental leadership program for the City of Sydney

Sustainability makes good business sense in property

03 February, 2006

The Investa Property Group, the largest listed owner of commercial property in Australia, was recently recognised for its investment in sustainability practices including an innovative new scheme that focuses on its tenants

Melbourne 2006: let the recycling begin

03 January, 2006

Waste management organisations deal with sticky situations all the time, but few would have had to consider how to deal with the hazardous glue used to stick pads onto table tennis paddles

Sustaining the energy

03 December, 2005

Sustainability has become the buzzword of industry and government in Australia over the past 10 years. At the moment, it is a modest group of companies and government agencies who are setting up sustainable frameworks

Open-channel or closed-pipe UV disinfection?

03 November, 2005

At a recent international conference on wastewater treatment, a discussion was included on why more and more operators of wastewater treatment facilities are now opting for closed-pipe UV disinfection systems instead of older, open-channel systems

Where do your sustainability responsibilities start and finish?

03 October, 2005

Sustainability is increasingly being perceived as a crucial approach. Ultimately, it allows for a sound business activity in terms of economic benefits, social stability and continual improvement

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