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Program & Networks > Specialist Networks (for members) > Source Management >
Source Management (Liquid Trade Waste)
  • The Source Management specialist network strives to facilitate wastewater source management and enhance the profile of the industry and its people through the promotion of communication and training as appropriate. 

    This webpage provides information, background materials, articles, conference reports, opportunities and links about Source Management for members of AWA, Australia-wide.


    This will be a dynamic website and be constantly changing as new information comes to hand. The committee relies on its users to help build the site so please send contributions and suggestions to


    What is Source Management?

    Wastewater source management is preventing, managing or influencing the introduction of contaminants that enter the sewerage system from trade waste premises, commercial premises, households or other sources to achieve the Five (5) Key Wastewater Input Management Objectives.

    • Safety of People
    • Protection of Assets (Pipes, Plant and Equipment)
    • Protection of Treatment Processes
    • Facilitation of Regulatory & Licence Compliance
    • Facilitation of Recycling

    Ask your Source Management question!

    You have a query about Source Management, its implementation, management, regulation or any other issues? 

    Don't hesitate... Send an email to, your query will be forwarded to all committee members and those who are in the best position to answer will respond as soon as practicable.


    Want to join the Source Management Specialist Network?

    If you or a colleague would like to keep updated on the latest developments and events in Source Management, then join us! To join this network you must be an AWA member. 








     AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference - 25-27 June 2014, Melbourne

    The Biosolids Specialty Conference will be held concurrently with the Source Management Conference on 25-27 June 2014. Event attendees will explore current hot topics and hear the experiences and challenges being faced in the field, from the lab bench to the treatment plant.

    Themes of the conference and abstract submission guidelines can also be found at:


    To search for future events, visit the AWA Event Calendar. 


    Got a suggestion for an event? Send an email to