News Archive 

February 2018

28 February 2018
Perth Children’s Hospital water recycling system remains troubled
Health department officials have questioned the safety of a greywater recycling system in the Perth Children’s Hospital, calling to have the plant switched off due to fears of ...

27 February 2018
What is the key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals?
Transforming the way we value water will be an integral step in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to recent research conducted by Oxford University ...

26 February 2018
Rethinking infrastructure for more liveable communities
A project in Melbourne’s west is set to transform a modified waterway into green infrastructure, stressing the importance for Australia’s cities to start thinking green when ...

23 February 2018
Will Australia face Day Zero?
As Cape Town’s Day Zero approaches, the water security of capital cities around the world has been thrown into question and Australia’s experience with the Millenium ...

22 February 2018
Murray-Darling Basin Plan hits roadblock
The Murray-Darling Basin is subject to political friction following the announcement that Plan amendments affecting the northern part of the Basin have been disallowed by ...

21 February 2018
A peek inside Yarra Valley Water’s waste-to-energy plant
With sustainability a key focus for many utilities and businesses, Yarra Valley Water has revamped its core business, creating three new revenue streams while also servicing...

20 February 2018
Remote water and sanitation provision gets greater focus with 2018 Rhodes Scholarship win
Curtin University graduate and Australian Water Association member Robert Ferritto has been named the winner of the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia and ...

19 February 2018
What are the Labor priorities for the water sector?
With South Australia’s state election drawing near, Minister for Water Ian Hunter said one of his priorities moving into 2018 will be to continue the fight for the River Murray’s ...

16 February 2018
SA Water empties Kangaroo Creek dam for upgrades
Kangaroo Creek’s bygone roads and bridges will soon be revealed as SA Water moves to empty the dam’s storage to make way for the second phase of infrastructure safety...

15 February 2018
Melbourne Water redesigns website with customers in mind
With the age of the customer in full swing across the Australian water sector, Melbourne Water has taken initiative and redesigned its website to be more customer focused ...

14 February 2018
Signatories ink Murray-Darling Declaration
Highlighting concerns for the Murray-Darling Basin’s health, 12 leading Australian experts have struck out against current management practices by signing the Murray-Darling ...

13 February 2018
Significant collaboration is needed for water, between research, industry and government
Meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) might require new forms of collaboration between researchers, industry and governments. That is the key message ...

12 February 2018
Sustainable water management is essential with resources becoming constrained
The impending crisis in Cape Town shows the importance of sustainable water management in a world with increasingly constrained resources, according to Aurecon Group ...

9 February 2018
What holds for Queensland’s Rookwood Weir?
Queensland ministers are claiming that the Rookwood Weir project will not be viable unless the Federal Government adds more funding to its $130 million dollar commitment ...

8 February 2018
CRC unveils $3m water and sewerage pipes makeover research project
Australia’s water and sewerage pipes may soon be set for a new-aged makeover thanks to a $3 million research project into smart lining for pipes funded by the Cooperative ...

7 February 2018
Perth schools find lead in tap water
Perth communities are awaiting results after tap water at five schools was found to carry traces of lead. While two of the schools have been cleared, results for testing at ...

6 February 2018
Water research in Australia is at a low ebb: Rob Vertessy
Australia has built a great water sector on the back of long-term, strategic investments in human capacity building, research and technology transfer, but those investments ...

5 February 2018
What are the Liberal priorities for the water sector?
As South Australia gears up for the 2018 state election, Liberal Shadow Water Minister David Speirs says the state’s water sector would benefit greatly from an independent ...

2 February 2018
What does the future of urban wastewater hold?
Transitioning into the future of urban wastewater requires planning for potential disruption and the pace of change means utilities have their work cut out for them, says ...

2 February 2018
Singapore leads the way in water monitoring with new project
Monitoring water just got a little more elegant in Singapore, with the island state releasing five robotic swans into its reservoirs to help keep track of water quality. Singapore ...

1 February 2018
Hydroflux Group extends its wastewater treatment specialisation
An Australian wastewater treatment specialist has announced its expansion into the Pacific Islands, aiming to support the region’s sustainability efforts. Hydroflux Group ...

1 February 2018
MDBA report shows plan aims have “a long way to go”
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) latest progress report reveals that while the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is proving to be effective, there is still a long way to go ...