News archive

January 2018

31 January 2018
Sydney Water installs 12 permanent water stations for SCG
Sydney Water has teamed up with the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground (SCG) Trust to install 12 permanent water stations in an effort to provide Sydney-siders with quality ...

31 January 2018
Canberra unveils rain garden to curb water pollution
More than 5200 square metres of parkland in Canberra’s south is being transformed into a state-of-the-art rain garden, a move by Local and Federal Governments aimed at ...

30 January 2018
Federal Govt injects $60m to protect the Great Barrier Reef
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged an extra $60 million to boost efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef, but adversaries argue the funding is nowhere near enough ...

30 January 2018
Industry trials automated data analysis software to help save water
The University of Western Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities has teamed up with Water Corporation to trial automated data analysis software ...

29 January 2018
Australia needs a nationally consistent regulatory framework for water
The chorus of calls for a national water strategy has grown louder, with an Association corporate member and one of Australia’s leading water institutions taking the argument ...

29 January 2018
What should global thinking on water resilience of cities include?
Creating more sustainable and liveable urban centres is about environmental thinking, according to Arup’s Global Water Leader, and this requires our design processes to turn ...

26 January 2018
Television manufacturing tech mediates water pollution incidents
The latest technology used in television manufacturing could also lead the way in mediating water pollution incidents, according to research from Shanghai Jiao Tong University ...

26 January 2018
Antidepressant drugs in water affect fish behaviour
Elevated levels of antidepressant drugs found downstream of one Canadian wastewater treatment plant have been impacting the behaviour of fish, with research showing aquatic ...

25 January 2018
SA warns of groundwater chemical contamination in Edwardstown
The South Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has set a groundwater prohibition area for Edwardstown in Adelaide’s south-west due to chemical contamination ...

25 January 2018
Federal Government to fund ideas for Great Barrier Reef protection
In an effort to save the Great Barrier Reef, the Federal Government has announced new funding for anyone who has innovative ideas to help salvage the natural wonder. ...

24 January 2018
Is Australia ready for digitally connected water meters?
Trials undertaken by three Melbourne water utilities into digitally connected water meters and communications technologies have been extended by 18 months, delaying ...

24 January 2018
Singapore University leads the way in industrial wastewater purification
Removing hard-to-treat organic compounds from industrial wastewater may soon be a lot easier thanks to a new approach developed by National University of Singapore ...

23 January 2018
Australia aims to improve fresh water management
Australia has partnered with the United Nations to improve fresh water management for agriculture in Asia, to help safeguard the region’s food security. The Australian ...

23 January 2018
Barangaroo to export recycled water
Sydney’s Barangaroo precinct is well on its way to becoming a net exporter of recycled water with the completion of its recycled water plant, making the site one of the ...

22 January 2018
The real world pros and pitfalls of robo-calling
With customer engagement becoming one of the most influential megatrends in the water sector, robo-calling – more commonly known as automated telephone surveys ...

22 January 2018
The big water issues in SA’s state election
With South Australia’s state election drawing near, water professionals around the state are keen to see how ministerial candidates intend to support the sector, with continued ...

19 January 2018
Telstra tech makes Internet of Things water meters a reality
Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) enabled smart water meters are now a reality for utilities, following Telstra’s announcement of its NB-IoT network going live across ...

19 January 2018
QBCC issues new plumbing and drainage laws
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has issued new legislation preventing the manufacture, distribution and use of non-conforming building ...

18 January 2018
Sydney Water and UNSW collaborate to cool Western Sydney
Sydney Water and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have partnered together to try to find ways to turn down the heat in Western Sydney. The Cooling Western ...

18 January 2018
WA Water Corporation and NPE deliver successful wastewater bypass project
WA Water Corporation has successfully set up a demanding 100 per cent bypass at its Beenyup wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) without disrupting day-to-day operations ...

17 January 2018
SA Water aims for zero net electricity costs by 2020
SA Water has an ambitious plan to achieve zero net electricity costs by 2020, through a renewable energy generation program. SA Water currently serves 1.6 million people ...

17 January 2018
Federal Govt pumps $2.2m in efforts to save Great Barrier Reef
In a bid to reduce damage to the Great Barrier Reef as a result of coral bleaching events, the Federal Government has announced plans to install eight reef mixer fans off ...

16 January 2018
MDBA recommends water-saving initiatives
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has recommended a 605GL reduction to the Sustainable Diversion Limits in the southern Basin, claiming that the implementation ...

16 January 2018
Number of water main breaks decrease in SA
The number of water main breaks and leaks across SA Water's network has decreased by just over 25 per cent in 2017 as compared to the previous year, according to SA Water ...

15 January 2018
Here’s how one young water professional developed her career
Engaging in extra-curricular projects and volunteer work in the water sector is a sure-fire way of accelerating a Young Water Professional’s career development, with one young ...

15 January 2018
How to become a water sensitive city
Innovative thinking and collaboration are two key ingredients in successfully transitioning into a water sensitive city; and a recent research project shows that, when creating ...