Water Journal : Water Journal April 2012
regular features industry news WQRA leads and facilitates research to address current and emerging public health issues in water quality, providing scientific evidence to assist the Australian water sector to ensure safe water for all Australians. The Research Blueprint gives an insight into the industry's current and emerging issues in water quality, and provides a framework for WQRA's research investment over the coming five years. It is the result of significant consultation with WQRA's broad membership, as well as a review of water industry research plans, and scans of national and international technology. The consultation process for the Research Blueprint encompassed a significant number of stakeholders, including water utilities, regulators, and the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA). The Research Blueprint is structured around four key focus areas: • Characterising and evaluating water quality public health risk scenarios; • Developing water quality monitoring tools and processes; • Improving business operations for water providers; • Facilitating knowledge adoption and long-term community impact. The Research Blueprint covers a diverse range of research topics, with a focus on research that has outputs that will deliver strong value to the water industry. Staff at WQRA member organisations can access the Research Blueprint on WQRA's website at www.wqra.com.au; hard copies will be available at the WQRA booth at Ozwater'12. IWMI named 2012 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has been named the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for its pioneering research to improve agriculture water management, enhance food security, protect environmental health and alleviate poverty in developing countries. Founded in 1984, IWMI is a non-profit, scientific research organisation focusing on the sustainable use of land and water resources in agriculture to benefit poor people in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. MICRON VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL FILTERS MICRON W AUTOMATED FILTERS MULTICYCLONE CENTRIFUGAL FILTERS TRIMLINE CARTRIDGE AND BAG FILTERS www.waterco.com QLD 07 3299 9900 WA 08 9273 1900 SA/NT 08 8244 6000 NZ 09 525 7570 NSW (Head Office) 02 9898 8686 VIC / TAS 03 9764 1211 Manufactured from the highest grade of non corrosive materials and employing the latest in fibreglass winding technology. • UV and corrosion resistant • Optional sight glasses and lateral man holes • Optional vinyl ester tanks for high temperature and improved chemical resistance • Available with filter areas of up to 11.0m2, pressure rated up to 800 kPa (116 psi) Micron W automated filters are wound with precision by Waterco's digital filament winding machines, for refined consistency and superior quality. • Easy user-friendly programming • Service and self diagnostic indicator • Filter bed depths of up to 1000mm • Pressure rated at 700 kPa (102 psi) Based on the principals of centrifugal water filtration, MultiCyclone is capable of filtering down to 30 microns and has no filter media to clean or replace. • 3m3/hr to 30m3/hr • Easily manifolded for higher flow rates Trimlines have been designed as versatile, modular housings for residential and commercial applications, designed for ease of use and servicing. • UV and corrosion resistant polypropylene construction • Granular media, pleated cartridges and filter bags • No tools required for servicing • Pressure rated at 600kPa (87 psi) WQRA Panel to Debate Pathogen X WQRA will be holding a special workshop at Ozwater'12, titled: 'What's Bugging You? The Emergence of Pathogen X'. The workshop will pose a hypothetical situation to debate the state of current knowledge about the provision of safe water, and will feature a panel-style 'great debate'. With a focus on pathogens of emerging concern, the workshop will look at how science can underpin regulation and drive new practices to help ensure safe water for Australians. It is targeted at anyone who wants to challenge their thinking about microbial risk assessment and the response of industry, regulators and science. The workshop will be held on Thursday May 11 from 1.15pm--3.15pm. For more information visit www.ozwater.org.
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