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stormwater use refereed paper technical features 124 APRIL 2011 water in how they valued stormwater. Although people take up various non-structural quality control measures to reduce stormwater pollution, they indicated the need for an increased role of local councils in educating the community about stormwater capture and use. So, through proper education and ongoing communication with local residents that the proposed projects are technically and economically sound and do not pose a serious public health risk, it is possible to implement successful stormwater harvesting projects for non-potable uses. On the other hand, increasing public acceptance of stormwater recycling via aquifer recharge for drinking water supplies requires effective collaboration and extensive consultation with the community and government authorities, and also ensuring that drinking water quality is met reliably on an ongoing basis. Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acklowledge the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training for funding this study. The authors thank the respondents for their time and for participating in the study, and the Officers of the three City Councils for supporting the study. The Authors Dr Ganesh Keremane (email ganesh. firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor Jennifer McKay and Dr Zhifang Wu are all at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Centre for Comparative Water Policies and Laws, School of Commerce, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5000. References Collier J, 1957: Photography in anthropology: a report on two experiments. American Anthropologist, 59:843--859. Department for Water (2009): Water for Good: A plan to ensure our water future to 2050. Office for Water Security, Government of South Australia, Adelaide. Devitt C, 2010: Urban Stormwater Supplies Drinking Water at Orange, NSW. Water, 37(2):75-79. Dillon P, Pavelic P, Page D, Beringen H & Ward J, 2009: Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Introduction. Waterlines Report Series No. 13, NWC, Canberra. Gold Coast Water (2007): Delivering a Sustainable Water Future: The Gold Coast Waterfuture Strategy 2006-2056. Gold Coast Water and Gold Coast City Council, Queensland. Hausler G, 2006: Review of Use of Stormwater and Recycled Water as Alternative Water Resources. Cardno (Qld) Pty Ltd. National Water Commission (2004): Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative. NWC, Canberra. National Water Commission (2009): Australian Water Reform 2009: Second biennial assessment of progress in implementation of the National Water Initiative. NWC, Canberra. Philp M, McMahon J, Heyenga S, Marinoni O, Jenkins G, Maheepala S & Greenway M, 2008: Review of Stormwater Harvesting Practices. Urban Water Security Research Alliance Technical Report No. 9. City East, Queensland Queensland Water Commission (2010): South East Queensland Water Strategy. QWC, City East, Queensland. Taylor AC & Fletcher TD, 2007: Non-structural Urban Stormwater Quality Measures: Building a Knowledge Base to Improve Their Use. Environmental Management, 39:663-677. Taylor AC & Wong THF, 2002: Non-structural stormwater quality best management practices: An overview of their use, value, cost and evaluation. Technical Report 02/11. CRC for Catchment Hydrology, Melbourne. Available: www. catchment.crc.org.au (accessed October 2010).
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