Water Journal : Water Journal July 2012
regular features 24 JULY 2012 water PepsiCo wins the 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award Global food and beverage company PepsiCo has been named the recipient of the 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award. PepsiCo has successfully reduced water consumption in its production, conserving nearly 16 billion litres of water in 2011, from a 2006 baseline, through the application of water-saving equipment and technologies, creative recycling and re-use, and by deploying a water management system throughout its manufacturing facilities. In addition, by assisting farmers in growing more water- efficient crops, implementing better agricultural practices and irrigation techniques, and by supporting watershed management initiatives, PepsiCo has saved water along its agricultural supply chain. PepsiCo will receive the Stockholm Industry Water Award on 28 August at a ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm. For more information go to: www.siwi.org/SIWA2012 Darling Street Stormwater Project is Flowing Along Darling Square, Powlett Reserve and several tree-lined median strips in East Melbourne will thrive well into the future with the completion of the Darling Street stormwater project. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said this was a world-first inroad stormwater harvest scheme that would help save more than 20 million litres of water and safeguard Darling Street's surrounding parks and trees. "Sustainability is at the core of all thriving cities around the world and this $1.725m project is at the cutting edge of stormwater harvesting technology," the Lord Mayor said. "We are accustomed to adverse weather conditions of all kinds in Melbourne -- whether it be extreme heat or cold, drought or flooding. Darling Street is one of a number of stormwater projects we have invested in across our city to ensure we are prepared when the dry weather hits." Councillor Cathy Oke, who has responsibility for the Eco City portfolio, said that despite recent rains many of Melbourne's trees were still feeling the effects of the drought. "We will continue to experience extreme weather events. Adapting to climate change is about being smarter with limited resources and it is vital that we do all we can to protect our renowned parks and gardens from any future impacts of drought," Cr Oke said. "This project allows us to treat and use water that otherwise would be lost to our waterways. When you look at Darling Street and its surrounding green spaces you wouldn't know that there is a sophisticated stormwater tank at work under the street keeping the area healthy and green." Melbourne Water has contributed $200,000 towards the Darling Street Stormwater Harvesting Scheme. Construction works on the project began in March this year. Melbourne Water's Acting General Manager of Waterways, David Ryan, said the project provided the dual benefits of restricting demand on the city's drinking water supplies and reducing pollution loads into local waterways. "We applaud the City of Melbourne for embracing this approach to reusing stormwater that would otherwise gather pollution from the streets and flow into our rivers and creeks," said Mr Ryan. "Projects such as this help conserve drinking water, improve local amenity and enhance Melbourne's status as one of the most liveable cities in the world." industry news Contact a Hach Pacific office near you for direct order and sales support: AUS: 1300 887 735 NZ: 0800 50 55 66 www.hachpacific.com Innovative Process Instrumentation Integrated Lab Solutions and Chemistries Expert Support Dependable Service Products. Support. Expertise. When you buy direct from Hach Pacific you will receive access to the largest offering of the highest quality lab and process water analytics as well as outstanding service and application support. Hach is your trusted partner in water analysis.
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