Water Journal : Water Journal September 2011
regular features 28 SEPTEMBER 2011 water industry news "I would like to congratulate Mr Ferguson and the Gillard Government for choosing to invest today in Australia's clean energy future," Clean Energy Council CEO Matthew Warren said. "This funding will help unlock the huge potential in these emerging technologies, including the $26 million added exclusively for geothermal energy." Mr Warren said by reducing the cost of new technologies, as well as leverage finance from the private sector and state and territory governments, the grants will facilitate the exploitation of Australia's abundant renewable energy resources. The Australian Centre for Renewable Energy will administer the program until the $3.2 billion Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is established as part of the Government's Clean Energy Future package. Danish Technology for a Thirsty World Denmark is among the countries that are the most favoured with water resources. Copious quantities of rain, combined with favourable geological conditions, mean that almost the entire country's water consumption can be met by extracting groundwater that requires nothing but filtering and oxygenation to make it ready for use. However, moving, purifying and treating water all requires energy and ever since the oil crisis hit Denmark in 1974, the country has succeeded in freeing itself from what previously seemed an inescapable law -- that per capita water consumption increases year after year. By combining campaigns to save water with good maintenance of the water mains, it has proved possible to cut per capita water consumption over the last 20 years. Today 200 companies employ 35,000 people in the Danish water sector and from 1995--2009 Denmark's export share in the water area was about double the EU average. Some of these companies will be part of an official Danish trade delegation 'State of Green -- Join the Future -- Think Denmark' which is planned for Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) from 21--24 November 2011. Approximately 40 Danish companies within the target sectors of Smart Cities (for example, water, waste, urban planning, sustainable living), Renewable Energy and Food and Food Technology are expected to participate. To register your interest in meeting these and the rest of the trade delegation, please contact the Royal Danish Embassy in Canberra. Email: email@example.com or phone: 02 6270 5333. DESIGN BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN DELIVERING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Water Infrastructure Group designed, built and operates the first wastewater scheme in regional New Zealand delivered with private sector financing Water Infrastructure Group designed, built and operates the first wastewater scheme in regional New Zealand delivered with private sector financing wigroup.com.au MELBOURNE Peter Everist 03 9863 3535 firstname.lastname@example.org SYDNEY Hugh McGinley 02 8904 7504 email@example.com ADELAIDE Owen Jayne 08 8348 1687 firstname.lastname@example.org BRISBANE Hugh McGinley 02 8904 7504 email@example.com PERTH David Foot 08 9346 8557 firstname.lastname@example.org Amendment The article "Alliances in the Water Section", which featured in the August 2011 edition of Water Journal, made reference to the Murrumbidgee Infrastructure Modernisation Program. This is, in fact, an alliance between not only Murrumbidgee Irrigation and John Holland, but also GHD and UGL Infrastructure. The alliance budget is currently $110 million, plus additional works with an undefined budget at present.
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