Water Journal : Water Journal September 2013
september 2013 water • Water labelling; • Fiscal incentives for promoting water-efficient technologies; • Revision of water tariffs; • PPP model for installation of groundwater recharge systems; watershed development programs, etc; • Water footprinting – promoting mandatory water audits, including those for drinking water purposes; • Incentivising recycling of water; including wastewater. Other funding programs include central [federal] government funding of US$20 billion for sewage treatment, irrigation and recycling and federal and state government funding of US$300 million for drinking water purification plants at rural areas in the FY 2013–14 . Specific opportunities exist across wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse, water efficiency usage services, water modelling, non-revenue water management, basin level water resource management, water database services, renewable energy-powered water treatment systems for rural drinking water supply, treatment of arsenic and fluoride impurities in groundwater, desalination, mapping of groundwater aquifers and collaboration with research institutes in the water space. To capitalise on the potential in the Indian water market, several international water companies have set up operations in India, including CH2M HILL, Veolia Water, Suez de Lyonnaise (Degrémont) and VA TECH Wabag, Thames Water (UK), Dow Chemicals, Dupont, Emerson, Hydronautics, Pentair (US), Grundfos (Denmark), Endress + Hauser, KSB Pumps, Krohne, Netzsch (Germany), Schlumberger/Actaris (France), Amiantit, Aplaco (Saudi Arabia) and Metrohm (Switzerland). Some of the Australian water companies operating in India include SMEC, Sinclair Knight Merz and Atlantis Water Management Solutions. For more information on partnerships with Indian organisations/ institutions in the water sector and to offer Australian technology and expertise in water, wastewater, water treatment and related areas in India, please contact Austrade at email@example.com. MULPHA AUSTRALIA SELECTS GREEN REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM FOR NEW DESALINATION PLANT IDE Technologies has announced that Mulpha Australia, owner of Hayman Island on the world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, has selected IDE PROGREENTM to provide high-quality desalinated water to the island resort. Mulpha Australia’s Director of Group Asset Development & Projects, Greg Timar, said: “We are pleased to acquire this modular unit from IDE. As a result of its ‘plug and play’ abilities, the plant should be up and running in a relatively short time. An important aspect in the decision to award IDE the new plant was the ongoing operation and maintenance support to be provided to Hayman from the IDE Australian office. We are optimistic about the desalination benefits we will gain and IDE’s ability to address our critical needs for water capacity under restricted energy consumption and low operation and maintenance costs.” FAST, SIMPLE AND FIELD READY. 1300 887 735 www.hachpacific.com.au Introducing the NEW DR 900 Colorimeter.
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