Water Journal : Water Journal December 2011
industry news Two projects won Highly Commended awards for the Team of Excellence in a Project Alliance, based on their outstanding accomplishments on difficult projects with diverse complexities. New South Wales' Bridge to Bay Alliance on one of Sydney's busiest roads, Victoria Road, in densely populated suburbs, achieved numerous firsts to deliver the Inner West Busway project on budget and ahead of time. Mr Mignot said the dedicated bus lane was completed 12 months earlier than was possible via any other form of delivery. Innovative techniques included mobile noise curtains to reduce the impact of night works on neighbours. Western Australia's Wellington Dam Alliance, initiated to upgrade aging but critical infrastructure, developed a solution that was significantly less than the lowest construct- only price received through an initial competitive non-alliance tendering process. Now in its fifth year, the AAA Award Program celebrates outstanding teams that have exemplified the spirit of collaboration in critical infrastructure projects and programs in Australia and New Zealand. More information and registration details are available at: www.alliancingassociation.org/ NWC Annual Report Released The National Water Commission (NWC) has released its 2010--11 Annual Report. Acting CEO Ms Kerry Olsson said, "This report outlines the Commission's contribution to advancing water reform through its public assessments and transparency reports, thought leadership activities, and investments in practical tools to inform decision making and improve water management. The most important Commission undertaking this year was the preparation of our comprehensive assessment of the progress of water reform in Australia under the National Water Initiative." A feature essay in the report highlights findings and recommendations to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), which was publicly released in September 2011. The report also outlines the delivery of other important assessment reports, notably the Commission's second assessment of the reform actions committed to by the Murray--Darling Basin states under the Water Management Partnership Agreements. The report demonstrates how the Commission's transparency reports have continued to deliver reliable data benchmarking the performance of water utilities, more accessible water market information and reporting on environmental water management. In addition to providing credible evidence-based advice through its COAG-mandated assessments, the Commission initiated analyses to highlight areas of emerging concern or pressing priority. In 2011, the Commission published a series of reports that chart future directions for the urban water sector and recommend a more coherent approach to reform in urban water, and detail Pumps – an Essential Part in Desalination Plants Desalination plants around the world rely on Sulzer Pumps for optimum performance and effciency. As a full line supplier to Reverse Osmosis and MED desalination operations, Sulzer Pumps manufactures dedicated pumping solutions that deliver maximum reliability at minimal operating costs.Sulzer Pumps’ wide range of products combine industry experience, innovative design and leading technology for the heart of your process. Sulzer Pumps Sulzer Pumps (ANZ) Pty Ltd Suite 3 / 624 Ferntree Gully Road P.O. Box 5427, Brandon Park Wheelers Hill, Vic 3150, Australia The Heart of Your Process Tel. +61 (0)3 8581 3753 Fax +61 (0)3 8581 3767 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sulzerpumps.com Melbourne Water Pipelines Alliance with their award.
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