News archive

March 2018

29 March 2018
Perth looks to water recycling to secure water supply
With Perth located in one of the driest regions of the driest continent on earth, water recycling has proven to be one of the most viable solutions to securing water supply ...

28 March 2018
Global sea levels rise at rates beyond initial predictions
According to a study assessing 25 year’s worth of satellite data, global sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate, which could result in a rise twice as high as previous ...

27 March 2018
Australia leads the way in desalination technology research
In a boon for water security world-wide, researchers from Monash University, CSIRO and The University of Texas have discovered a cost-effective solution to filtering salt ...

26 March 2018
Delivering safe drinking water to remote WA
Water Corporation, together with water treatment specialist SUEZ, has implemented Electro Dialysis Reversal (EDR) in the Western Australian communities of Wiluna and ...

23 March 2018
Student engineers win gongs for water technology
Two student engineers have been named winners of a leading science accolade for their research in developing solutions to contaminated water, agricultural impacts and ...

22 March 2018
TasWater delivers modular water treatment plants for regional Tassie towns
Custom-built modular water treatment plants have been delivered to Wayatinah, Gladstone and Herrick as part of TasWater’s project to remove all public health alerts on ...

21 March 2018
Desalinating brackish water gains popularity
As populations grow and surface water projections become less reliable, desalinating brackish water looks set to dramatically increase in viability and use. According to the ...

20 March 2018
A simpler approach to quality water assessment
While there is no shortage of water quality modelling software available to utilities, one company has developed a back-to-basics modelling approach to help gain insight ...

19 March 2018
Here’s how Suntrix’s floating solar systems project benefitted Lismore City Council
With the help of Suntrix, Lismore City Council is progressing with the installation of one of Australia’s largest floating solar systems, said to be the “first-ever” community ...

16 March 2018
Melbourne Water begins transition to zero emissions vehicle fleet
With the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, Melbourne Water has begun its transition to becoming a zero emissions vehicle fleet within 10 years. Melbourne Water ...

15 March 2018
Perth hosts Museum of Water display
In a bid to raise awareness of the integral role water plays in people’s lives, UK artist Amy Sharrock has created her very own Museum of Water, as part of the Perth International ...

14 March 2018
Here’s how data visualisation aided operations for TasWater
Tasmania’s water utility has improved efficiency, productivity and a company-wide understanding of asset performance priorities through the use of data visualisation, the ...

13 March 2018
NSW Ombudsman makes a move on Murray-Darling Basin water thiefs
The NSW Ombudsman has started procedures to prosecute irrigators involved in the theft of Murray-Darling Basin water, following months of criticism that the regulator ...

12 March 2018
Drone tech aids Seqwater’s water condition assessment
Scheduling maintenance for assets can be an expensive exercise for utilities with large amounts of infrastructure, but one Queensland utility has applied drone tech ...

9 March 2018
MDBA profiles show decreasing agriculture employment
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has released a series of profiles revealing socio-economic trends across basin communities, with MDBA Chief Executive ...

8 March 2018
Blue Ocean filtration tech minimises water use
An Australian industrial linen cleaning business – cleaning and preparing about 120,000 tonnes of linen for health-care services annually – has drastically reduced ...

7 March 2018
Osmoflo wins contract for WA desal plant operation
The Roy Hill iron-ore mining project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has awarded Osmoflo the contract for the delivery and long-term operation of a major ...

6 March 2018
How these Aussie surfers are leading the way in solving ocean plastic issues
With ocean plastic one of the leading environmental crises of the 21st century, a pair of Australian surfers are set to launch their contribution to the solution, with a ...

5 March 2018
How TRILITY managed the SA blackwater event within the River Murray
With flooding becoming more prevalent in many Australian states, treatment plants are being pushed to their limits to innovate with established processes and solve ...

2 March 2018
Water storage in Queensland dams to be lowered for another five years
The water storage capacity at Wivenhoe and Somerset dams in south-east Queensland will remain lowered for a further five years to make way for continued upgrades. ...

1 March 2018
Melbourne Water reduces its load on Victorian power grid
Melbourne Water’s planned demand management activities are aiming to reduce pressure on the city’s power network during the summer months, when electricity usage ...