Water Journal : Water Journal June 2013
WATER JUNE 2013 110 Water Business day, making it one of the largest seawater desalination plants in the world. As for sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that about 65% of Australia's total water usage is for irrigation, rather than domestic consumption, offering reuse opportunities for recycled water that address public health concerns relating to drinking water quality from such sources. Degrémont Australia and its partners are involved in signi cant water reuse solutions in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland. These include the Pimpana Recycled Water Plant in Queensland, which produces 17,000m3 of water daily -- 9000m3 of which is Class A recycled water for toilets and residential outdoor use; the Allwater Alliance, which involves the operation of SA Water's 10 water, wastewater and stormwater reuse plants, which deliver around 130,000ML of water to metropolitan Adelaide, treat 88,000ML of wastewater and recycle about 26ML of this water for reuse; and the Aroona Alliance in WA, which manages and operates 19 water treatment plants, 14 wastewater treatment plants and two advanced water recycling plants as well as 13 dams. From an economic perspective, the latest report from Global Water Intelligence demonstrates the relationship between the water sector and global economic growth. The report predicts that salt removal and wastewater recycling technologies are expected to grow by 11.4% over the next ve years, reaching a total market value of $11,963bn by 2025. "Removing salt from water and turning low- quality wastewater and raw water sources into high-quality process water is the key driver of water ef ciency for the global economy. Desalination and water reuse technologies are unlocking the potential for growth." While not without controversy, the desalination and water-reuse projects Australia has implemented in the past few years have put the country at the forefront of research and innovation in the eld of water ef ciency, future-proo ng our limited water resources and preparing us for the next big dry. Key conferences such as the Asia-Paci c Membranes and Desalination Conference to be held in Brisbane in early July are critical to ensuring Australia continues to innovate and commercialise in this eld. AWARD WINNING SYSTEM BRINGS SAFETY TO LIFE CodeSafe Solutions is a young company that is making a big difference in the water industry -- but it has an even bigger dream. Founder, David Broadhurst -- a pipelayer with 33 years' experience in the industry -- wants to transform the culture around how people engage with workplace procedures, by helping every worker feel valued and heard when it comes to site safety and procedure comprehension. David recognises that the biggest challenge in delivering a great product to clients is the lack of enthusiasm from site personnel around processes and procedures. Add a ton of paperwork to the mix and personnel engagement becomes nearly impossible! While out running one Sunday afternoon, David had an idea to provide on-demand mobile visual support to existing Safety Messages and Procedures. With that, the foundation of the CodeSafe model was born. The CodeSafe team has developed a digital mobile visual communication platform that delivers short 2--3 minute refresher videos instantly, via quick response (QR) code technology, to a smartphone or a tablet. DELIVERING PUMPING SOLUTIONS Call us to discuss your applications: Melbourne 03 9793 9999 Sydney 02 9671 3666 Brisbane 07 3200 6488 Email: email@example.com Web: www.brownbros.com.au HYDROVAR, the modern variable speed pump drive is taking pumping to a new level of flexibility and efficiency.
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