Japanese sewage facilities in recent years have undergone significant change including introduction of advanced treatment processes, reuse of bio-solids, and increasing levels of automation to enable greater efficiencies in the management and maintenance of wastewater assets. There has also been a focus on enabling private sector participation in the delivery of wastewater management; areas which they Australian water sector are well positioned to support Japan with.
The delegation received presentations from the Association on Australia’s water reform journey and Django Seccombe, Lead Planner, Integrated System Planning at Sydney Water
. Django spoke about Sydney Water’s vision to become a world class, customer focused water provider and the future focus which enables water sensitive urban planning and higher levels of innovation to address the challenges of population growth, climate change and aging of infrastructure.
Django Seccombe, Sydney Water, presenting to Japanese delegation at ANZ Tower, Sydney