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Program & Networks > Specialist Networks (for members) > Water Recycling >
Water Recycling Specialist Network
  • The mission of the Water Recycling network is to maximise water recycling within Australia in a method that is efficient, socially acceptable and economically and environmentally sustainable, without causing adverse health impacts.  



    •  Promote water recycling as a source of water for the development of Australia
    •  Facilitate the adoption of standard legislation, regulation, policy and guidelines
    •  Ensure that research is carried out in an adequate and efficient manner
    •  Build relationships with and among other stakeholder organisations
    •  Track the adequacy of monitoring programs and technical data
    •  Support the development and implementation of technology
    •  Increase industry and community awareness and understanding through education and demonstration.


     Want to join the Water Recycling Specialist Network?

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







    Ozwater'15 - Call For Papers  
    Closing 28 August 2014 

    AWA is calling for abstract submissions for Australia's international water conference and exhibition - Ozwater'15. 

    The overall theme for the event is 'Water for Growth and Prosperity", with key sub-themes in:  

    • Technology, Operations and Asset Management, 
    • Governance, Regulation and Structure, 
    • Water for Rural, Remote and Regional Communities, 
    • Water for Agriculture, Food and Beverages, 
    • Water for Mining, Resources and Power,  
    • The Customer and Community, and 
    • Liveable Cities. 

    Submissions close 28 August - don't miss your chance to share your ideas, research, or initiative, and the opportunity 

    to collaboratively encourage innovation and professional development.


    Visit to find out more and submit your abstract.


    May 2014

    Latest newsletter is out now!


    Highlights include: 

    • State of the Water Sector Survey 2014
    • National Water Recycling: 2030 Directions
    • Water Journal - EOI Sept issue
    • Australian news
      • Recycled stormwater to irrigate playing fields 
      • Work almost complete on $4m stormwater harvesting projects 
      • Billions of litres of wastewater recycled 
      • Waste not, want not, is water mantra
    • International news
      • Foundation Announces $2 Million in New Research
      • Global water advocate praises Singapore during drought of the century
      • Recycling astronaut urine for energy and drinking water
      • Inside Levi's water recycling strategy


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    water in mining and energy regulation briefing 2014 

    Melbourne, 4 June

    Brisbane, 17 June

    Perth, 25 June

     This June, AWA is running the "Water in Mining and Energy Regulation Briefing".


    With the introduction of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) 

    (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2013 last October, requirements for mines in 

    terms of ground stability and impacts on water quality has changed. It is imperative 

    that mine water managers are across the new compliance structure.  


    These evening briefing sessions are hosted in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright 

    and participants will hear from notable speakers about regulatory and legal overviews on 

    relevant federal and state legislations.


    Ensure you’re up to date with current water regulation changes affecting the resources sector.

    Melbourne briefing register here

    Brisbane briefing register here (briefing preceded by AWA's CSG Technical Workshop)

    Perth briefing register here 


     To find out when our next event is being held, please contact the network committee 



    More AWA events can be found here



    Got any ideas for our network?  We are driven by our member's interests, so why not send us an email and let's see what we can do!