Water Journal : Water Journal November 2014
15 Industry News The ve-year research project brought together researchers from ve Australian universities and 11 industry partners, and was supported by the Australian Research Council. Project partners are: University of New South Wales, University of Newcastle, University of Sydney, Curtin University of Technology, Sydney Water Corporation, Barwon Region Water Corporation, CH2M HILL, City of Gold Coast, Hunter Water Corporation, Melbourne Water Corporation, South Australian Water Corporation, South East Water Limited, Veolia Water Australia and New Zealand, Water Research Australia Limited, and Water Corporation Western Australia. URBAN DATA PROJECT TO MAKE TOWNSVILLE A RESILIENT CITY Townsville City Council is partnering with the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) on a major data project that will help guide Townsville's future water and energy security. The Townsville Data Hub will research information and trends on energy and water consumption that will assist residents, business and Council plan for a sustainable future for the city's predicted population growth. Water and energy security are seen as fundamental areas of future planning for Townsville, with an expected doubling of the city's population over the next 25 years. A related project showed last year that giving households access to daily information about trends in their water use helps them use water smarter -- saving on average 10 per cent. The AURIN project will bring energy and water consumption data, and weather records and climate data, together with Council's land use, geospatial and demographic information. Townsville Mayor Cr Jenny Hill said the project would assist researchers and urban planners to identify strategies to make Townsville a more affordable, sustainable and healthier place to live. The project is a partnership between the City, AURIN, James Cook University, Ergon Energy, Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland Cyber-Infrastructure Foundation. NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR GLOBAL SANITATION FUND The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has announced that David Shimkus has joined the Global Sanitation Fund as its new Program Director, bringing over 15 years of experience in international health and development. He will oversee the Fund's ongoing efforts to support community-led sanitation programs in developing countries, including resource mobilisation, nancial management, capacity building and program monitoring and evaluation. Mr Shimkus joins WSSCC from the United Nations Of ce for Project Services (UNOPS), where he served as Senior Manager of Global Health Partnerships. In that role, Mr. Shimkus provided BINTECH SYSTEMS WATER SOLUTIONS TOLL FREE 1300 363 163 email@example.com www.bintech.com.au • ULTRASONIC TRANSMITTERS AND CONTROLLERS • POINT LEVEL SWITCHES • MAGNETIC LEVEL GAUGES • SLUDGE LEVEL SYSTEMS • WIRELESS SYSTEMS LEVEL SYSTEMS • SELF CLEANING • SELF CALIBRATING • AMMONIA • NITRATES • FLUORIDE • SILICA • ZINC NEW INSTRAN ANALYTICAL MONITOR • BIOFILM ANALYSER • RESIDUAL CHLORINE • DISSOLVED OZONE • DISSOLVED OXYGEN • TURBIDITY NEW CRONOS ECONOMY ANALYTICAL CONTROLLERS • SUSPENDED SOLIDS • PH/ORP • CONDUCTIVITY • FLUORIDE ANALYTICAL CONTROLLERS NEW!
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