Water Journal : Water Journal June 2013
12 CrossCurrent Western Australia Water Corporation has introduced high-tech BEM (Broadband Electro Magnetic) imaging as part of an extensive pipe assessment program to be rolled out across the city of Perth. The new technology will ensure a reduction in leaks and bursts. New drought policy is designed to manage the risks climate change conditions pose to successful crop production in WA. The grain belt has experienced a 20 per cent decline in rainfall over the last several decades, more than any other wheat-growing region in Australia. ACT The old Cotter Dam has taken its nal breaths, disappearing beneath the water of the enlarged Cotter Dam after providing Canberra with drinking water for the last 100 years. The new 80-metre dam will hold 78 gigalitres of water for the Territory and is expected to boost Canberra's water capacity by about 60 per cent. Member News Developed by a team from Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) and CSIRO, Australia's National Atlas of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) has won the 2013 Geospatial World Application Excellence Award for Environment Protection and Monitoring. Melbourne Water's recently completed Eastern Treatment Plant Tertiary Upgrade project has won the Water/Wastewater Project of the Year award at the Global Water Summit in Seville, Spain. Each year, the Global Water Awards are presented at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide. Arup has launched a new Economic Consulting offering, following the acquisition of the Strategic Economics Consulting Group (SECG). The expanded offering will place a particular emphasis on the various regulation markets and, in particular, the water sector. Ms Julie McLellan has been appointed Healthy Waterways' new Chief Executive Of cer. She brings with her more than 25 years' experience in senior management in the water industry and an extensive background in water management. Ms McLellan will join Healthy Waterways from the start of July as she closes a chapter as former Executive Director, Strategy and Growth, at Queensland Urban Utilities. National Water Week takes place 20--26 October this year. The week is about raising community awareness about current and future water issues and taking action to protect our vital water sources. This year's theme is 'Liveable Communities', in which sustainable water management is a key component. AWA is concerned about the Federal Government's recent proposal to limit tax deductibility to $2,000 for work-related self- education expenses. Jonathan McKeown, AWA CEO, said that this announcement poses a severe threat to professional education in Australia, and in particular will have a signi cant impact on the Australian not-for-pro t sector being able to provide the breadth and quality of its current training offerings. URS has appointed David Fuller as Of ce Manager in its Tatura of ce. David has over 30 years' experience in delivering water and catchment projects across Victoria, NSW, Queensland, SA and Tasmania. Aurecon is developing sustainability strategies to improve the nancial and environmental performance of new mixed-use development in Shanghai--Mapletree Minhang Development Project. Roger Manho, Technical Director, Buildings Shanghai said, "Through smart engineering we can achieve energy savings equivalent to powering 1875 homes, reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to planting 200 trees and save water to the equivalent of 15 Olympic-size swimming pools over a year." Delivering innovative water, wastewater and reuse solutions.
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