Water Journal : Water Journal February 2013
MANAGING EDITOR -- Anne Lawton Tel: 02 9467 8434 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TECHNICAL EDITOR -- Chris Davis Email: email@example.com CREATIVE DIRECTOR -- Mike Wallace Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER -- Kirsti Couper Tel: 02 9467 8408 (Mob) 0417 441 821 Email: email@example.com NATIONAL MANAGER -- PUBLISHING -- Wayne Castle Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER -- Tom Mollenkopf EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT -- Despina Hasapis Email: email@example.com EDITORIAL BOARD Frank R Bishop (Chair); Dr Bruce Anderson, AECOM; Dr Terry Anderson, Consultant SEWL; Graham Bateman, CH2M HILL; Dr Andrew Bath, Water Corporation; Michael Chapman, GHD; Wilf Finn, Norton Rose Australia; Robert Ford, Central Highlands Water (rtd); Ted Gardner (rtd); Antony Gibson, Orica Watercare; Dr Lionel Ho, AWQC, SA Water; Dr Brian Labza, Dept Health WA; Dr Robbert van Oorschot, GHD; John Poon, CH2M Hill; David Power, BECA Consultants; Dr Ashok Sharma, CSIRO. PUBLISH DATES Water Journal is published eight times per year: February, April, May, June, August, September, November and December. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our 2013 Editorial Calendar. EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS Acceptance of editorial submissions is at the discretion of the Editors and Editorial Board. • Technical Papers & Technical Features: Chris Davis, Technical Editor, email: email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Paper Submission Guidelines Technical Papers should be 3,000--4,000 words long and accompanied by relevant graphics, tables and images. For more detailed submission guidelines please email: email@example.com • General Feature Articles, Industry News, Opinion Pieces & Media Releases: Anne Lawton, Managing Editor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org General Feature Submission Guidelines General Features should be 1,500--2,000 words and accompanied by relevant graphics, tables and images. For more details please email: email@example.com • Water Business & Product News: Kirsti Couper, Advertising Sales Manager, email: firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING Advertisements are included as an information service to readers and are reviewed before publication to ensure relevance to the water sector and the objectives of AWA. PUBLISHER Australian Water Association (AWA) Publishing, Level 6, 655 Paci c Hwy, PO Box 222, St Leonards NSW 1590; Tel: +61 2 9436 0055 or 1300 361 426, Fax: +61 2 9436 0155, Email: email@example.com, Web: www.awa.asn.au COPYRIGHT Water Journal is subject to copyright and may not be reproduced in any format without the written permission of AWA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER Australian Water Association assumes no responsibility for opinions or statements of fact expressed by contributors or advertisers. Cover The well-known ancient bridge-aqueduct, Pont du Gard in Provence, France, is a wonderful example of innovation in Roman engineering. From the AWA President Welcome To The Year Of Water Co-operation Lucia Cade 4 From the AWA Chief Executive A Bright New Year -- And A Fresh New Look And Feel Tom Mollenkopf 5 My Point of View A Land Of Weak Politicians And Fat Wallets Christopher Gasson 6 Crosscurrent 10 Industry News 18 AWA Young Water Professionals The Power Of Passion Jo Greene 26 AWA News 28 Opinion The Case For Urban Metabolism Steven Kenway, Francis Pamminger & Paul Lant 32 Water Business New Products and Services 94 Advertisers Index 100 regular features contents special features Walking The Talk: Part 2 Securing Another Thousand Years Andrew Hodgkinson & Sejla Alimanovic 34 Time To Innovate -- Or Die How To Work Smarter, Not Harder Claire Dixon 40 Changing The Face Of Australian Infrastructure An Overview Of The AGIC Rating Scheme Tony Wragg 44 Gippsland Water Factory: Membranes At Work Solving A Sixty-Year Environmental Problem Andrew Hodgkinson 47 Ready For The Drought... The Controversial Wonthaggi Desalination Plant 52 technical papers 56 volume 40 no 1 1 Contents FEBRUARY 2013 water water journal Inside the 1.2km underground intake tunnel of the Victorian Desalination Plant.
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