Water Journal : Water Journal September 2012-1
industry news New Publication from WSAA A new publication released by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) aims to explode the perception that the urban water industry is slow to change and is not innovative, by presenting a series of contemporary case studies taken from all states and territories of Australia. The studies demonstrate how water utilities are approaching, resolving and actioning solutions to changing conditions. Adam Lovell, Executive Director of WSAA said: "These case studies have a strong theme: The role of urban water in underpinning Australia's economy. From supporting major export industry in Queensland to preparing for carbon pricing and improving services to indigenous communities, our industry reaches every corner of Australian society and makes a substantial contribution to its wellbeing." Innovative Solutions from the Australian Urban Water Industry was launched by Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator the Hon Don Farrell in August. The case studies cover a diverse range of topics such as: • New South Wales: A partnership arrangement supplying recycled water and saving drinking water; • Western Australia: A trial using recycled water to replenish groundwater; • Victoria: Electricity from treatment by-products reducing greenhouse gas emissions; • South Australia: Sustainable approach turns waste to energy and reduces carbon footprint; • Tasmania: Award-winning software to track metering rollout; • Northern Territory: Training Indigenous people to undertake local water servicing work; • ACT: Saving of fish habitat while building a new dam; • Queensland: How a water utility is supporting a booming Australian export industry. The publication is available to download at: www.wsaa.asn.au Sydney's Stormwater Recycling Initiative The City of Sydney plans to roll out a citywide system of stormwater recycling to reduce harbour pollution and ensure Sydney's water supply never runs out. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City's research showed more than half of Sydney's future water demand could be met with non-drinking water. "We need to take strong decisive action now to drought-proof our city and ensure we are less dependent on dam levels," she said. "Lessons from recent years are that we need a flexible, adaptable and resilient water system that can cope with climate CDM Smith and membrane treatment More than 30 years designing membrane treatment facilities for clients around the world Over 2,700 ML/d of designed membrane capacity currently in operation Our 100 ML/d Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination facility is the largest inland desalination plant in North America Our 265 ML/d Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System is the largest indirect potable reuse facility in the world Brisbane email@example.com cdmsmith.com Sydney firstname.lastname@example.org Melbourne email@example.com Partnering with you to solve the world's water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities challenges with smart, integrated solutions. Proving every day---in every way---we're better together.
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