Water Journal : Water Journal December 2011
industry news specific reform opportunities in pricing, competition, service delivery and water quality regulation. Other contributions to the water reform debate during 2010--11 included position statements on pressing water issues and 22 Waterlines reports that have filled knowledge gaps and improved water management practices. The executive overview to the annual report notes that the Commission's ongoing role and functions will be reviewed by the end of 2011, stating that it "looks forward to the review, both of our reform work to date and of the future opportunities for an independent, expert water agency to drive the national water actions that are essential for Australia's future wellbeing." Gippsland Water Wins Awards Gippsland Water has won three 2011 Banksia Environmental Awards, including the prestigious overall Origin Gold Banksia Award for the Gippsland Water Factory Project. The Gippsland Water Factory also won in the Water category, and its Vortex Centre and associated 'Water Wonders' education program won in the Education category. CH2M HILL was a member of the alliance, along with Gippsland Water, Transfield Services and Parsons Brinkerhoff, which provided project management, design, construction and operations services of the Gippsland Water Factory. CH2M HILL, New Media Magic, LLC, Pico Chicago and Melbourne, and DesignInc were the collaborating partners with Gippsland Water for the creative design and delivery of the visitor experience at the Vortex. The Banksia Awards were presented in Sydney in October. The Gippsland Water Factory is an innovative wastewater treatment and recycling system in the Gippsland region of Victoria. It uses state-of-the-art technology, including biological treatment, membrane filtration and reverse osmosis, to treat nearly 9.3 mgd (35 ML/d) of domestic and industrial wastewater. The Gippsland Water Factory produces 2 to 3 mgd (8 to 12 ML/d) of high-quality recycled water for use by local industry. Green engineering principles and design were incorporated throughout the project, including co-generation of energy from the biogas generated by anaerobic treatment (330 kW) and a MicroHydro station (340 kW) that captures energy from a large, clean water stream that feeds into the clean water reservoir. The electricity powers operations and minimises environmental impacts. Australian-first Indigenous Project An Australian-first project to improve the liveability of Aboriginal communities is underway in the remote town of Warburton in Western Australia, led by consultancy AECOM, the University of Western Australia and the Shire Council of Ngaanyatjarraku. The Sustainable Warburton Project is a research, design and planning project to create new and improved urban spaces with the aim of transforming how Indigenous people live, that could be applied to Indigenous communities across Australia and around the world. It brings Aboriginal residents of the town, 920km For more information contact us: Unit 1, 100 Belmore Road North, Riverwood NSW 2210 T: 02 9502 8000 or 1300 130 149 F: 02 9502 8090 firstname.lastname@example.org www.georgfischer.com.au The Intelligent Design Check Valves, can also be used as a Foot Valve by the addition of a strainer, Ventilating and Bleed Valve are THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN.
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