Water Journal : Current May 2016
different things to different people. For some, integrated water management means getting everyone in the room and making people talk and communicate better. To other people, integrated water management is a large-scale, top-down scientific planning process, where you look at all the options and value them all in dollar terms. Then you pick the best option, and attempt to implement it. When asked about the relevance of IUWM to the water sector, 59% of experts said it was very or extremely relevant at present, while 82% said it will be very or extremely relevant in the future. Considering that IUWM is perceived in this way, it is important to critically assess the success of its implementation thus far, because without this scrutiny IUWM remains an ideology, or belief system. The authors then conducted preliminary examination of the current state of these methods and objectives in Melbourne, which has shown that, so far, not all of the methods are resulting in achievement of the IUWM objectives. For example, non-market cost benefit analysis, coordinated planning of water services at a large scale, and integrated modelling, have not achieved a lot of success in Melbourne. The value of IUWM appears to be in promoting communication between organisations and well-structured stakeholder engagement, rather than large scale and highly detailed "integrated" plans, or complex option assessment methods. We propose that the water sector re-evaluate its perception of IUWM, mentally separating its meaning into a variety of methods and objectives that can then be independently scrutinised. To read the full article, visit the Water e-Journal at bit.ly/e-Journal ZAPS Technologies LiquIDTM Station email@example.com www.optimos.com.au • Real time multiparameter water quality analyser • Source water • Drinking water • Wastewater • Industrial • BOD, COD, TOC, Ammonia, Nitrate/Nitrite, Color, TSS, E.coli & more • Remote monitoring via Internet • Real time multiparameter water quality analyser • Drinking water distribution systems • Reservoirs • pH, ORP, Free Chlorine, Conductivity, Turbidity, Pressure, Temperature • Self powered • Remote monitoring via Internet • Advanced functionalized graphene-based nanos- tructured adsorbent • Removal of metals, hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, dyes, pesticides and more to low ppb levels • Available as adsorbent modules or complete plants • Pre-engineered WWTP • Ideal remote or decentralised facility • Modular design allows both treated water to any standard required, and simple capacity expansion • Low capex • Low opex • Very small footprint • Rapid startup and shutdown Blue I Technologies Smart LEA Nanosme SE Nanosme® Advanced Water Group Nepsus CBUM Process When asked about the relevance of IUWM to the water sector, 59% of experts said it was very or extremely relevant at present, while 82% said it will be very or extremely relevant in the future.
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