Water Journal : Water Journal December 2014
DECEMBER 2014 WATER 23 Opinion • Identify and manage the critical synergies and trade-offs in complex urban systems. Examples include all related research into the food-energy-water-ecosystems nexus. • Understand how priorities may differ for population centres with different characteristics and contexts. Examples include differences in urban water management in Australian capital cities compared to smaller urban centres and near neighbours in Asia. • Improve asset investment and recycling by taking a resilient urban systems-based approach, with the aim of improving and safe- guarding networks for water, electricity, gas, telecommunications and transport. Maintenance of these assets is currently valued at more than $11 billion annually and will continue to grow unless more productive approaches are developed, and importantly, the potential value of assets that can be recycled is at least $100 billion. It is vital that we continue to sustainably invest in maintaining adequate and reliable critical infrastructure and services, and water remains an essential part of this equation. The AuThORS Dr Tim Muster (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO, most recently filling the role of Leader of Urban Water Technologies, overseeing projects in the fields of Intelligent Water Networks and Advanced Wastewater Treatment. He has over 20 years of research experience in the scientific disciplines of colloid, surface and electro-chemistry, with over 65 refereed journal publications and has led numerous collaborative projects with the Water Research Foundation, The Boeing Company and Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence. In 2007 Dr Muster was the recipient of the CSIRO Young Scientist John Philip Award and has twice won the Marshall Fordham Best Research Paper of the Australasian Corrosion Association (2003 and 2005). More recently, Dr Muster was the recipient of a CSIRO Julius Career Award for nutrient recovery from wastewater. Dr Declan Page is an Environmental Chemist and a Group Leader in the Liveable, Sustainable and Resilient Cities research program in the CSIRO Land and Water Research Flagship. He has a broad range of expertise relating to the water cycle, including catchment management, stormwater harvesting and wastewater reuse, managed aquifer recharge, water treatment technology and quantitative human health risk assessment. Prior to his appointment at CSIRO, he worked in the private sector for five years. He has experience in utilities, environmental consulting and international development. 1300 887 735 | hachpacific.com.au The DR 1900 Portable Spectrophotometer features over 220 of the most commonly tested water methods. CARRY MORE WATER METHODS WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU NEED THEM MOST. Stormwater harvesting is a critical element in sustainable urban water design and could save millions of dollars in costs.
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