Water Journal : Water Journal July 2011
industry news regular features 26 JULY 2011 water scientific demonstration and small group activities linking content to the education curriculum. NCEDA is also working with the tertiary education sector to increase the number of university graduates with specialist skills in desalination across the country, and the number of PhD students employed by desalination companies. Irrigation Conferences Make a Splash Irrigation Australia Limited's (IAL) 2011 Conference will take place in Launceston, Tasmania, from 22--25 August. Trevor Le Breton, Acting CEO of IAL, says this year's theme provides an opportunity to highlight new projects and developments underway in Australia, with specific focus on Tasmania. The theme of the conference, Irrigation -- New Horizons, Fresh Ideas -- will introduce members and industry representatives to new ideas in irrigation, with demonstrations on how to apply these to farms, sports fields, golf courses, link parks and gardens. Irrigation Australia has also won a bid to host the 2012 conference of the International Executive Council for the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), which will be held in Adelaide alongside IAL's own annual conference and the 7th Annual Asian Regional Conference. In winning the bid, Australia was recognised as having a number of internationally regarded irrigation projects that are important examples of how to use water resources sustainably. The conferences held in Adelaide in 2012 will coincide with the Murray-Darling Basin Plan coming into effect and will also cross over with most of the major irrigation modernisation projects which make up the $4.9 billion investment in infrastructure projects. Organisers anticipate more than 800 water and irrigation specialists -- including representatives from governments, academic institutions, manufacturers, designers and retailers -- from 20 countries will attend in 2012. For more information and to register for the 2011 Conference in Launceston please visit: www.irrigation.org.au/2011 Tenix Builds Underground Water Recycling Facility Near Melbourne Cricket Ground Tenix has commenced building Victoria's largest underground Water Recycling Facility (WRF) in Yarra Park, adjacent to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The $22m project, funded by the Melbourne Cricket Club ($16m) and the Victorian Government ($6m), will treat sewage from the local sewerage network to 'Class A' recycled water standards for re-use primarily as irrigation in Yarra Park, as well as for cleaning and toilet flushing at the MCG and nearby Punt Road Oval. The plant is estimated to be able to produce over 600 kilolitres of recycled water per day. Roof Water Harvesting means rain water is harvested from rooftops in new residential subdivisions and transported through pipes to an existing raw water storage. From there it is treated and becomes part of the drinking water supply. The Warrnambool demonstration site is located at Russell Creek Residential Estate, on the corner of Whites and Aberline Roads, and at the Marrakai Estate on Wangoom Rd. • The project is believed to be the frst of its kind in Australia. • It provides a working demonstration of a more sustainable approach to water management by using the new catchment" of roof area created in population growth areas. " ROOF WATER HARVESTING ...because it's too good to waste! TMB 8294 Roof Water Harvesting Toolkit Interested in Roof Water Harvesting in your area? Log on to www.wannonwater.com.au or call 1300 926 666 to request a toolkit. Funding has been provided through the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative and the Victorian State Government, allowing the demonstration site to be established and the regional harvesting principle to be explored in other areas of Australia.
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