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19 April 2018
GHD wins Warragamba Dam concept design contract
In partnership with joint venture partner Stantec, GHD has been awarded the concept design contract for raising the Warragamba Dam in order to reduce flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley. ...

18 April 2018
Water Corporation expands Perth wastewater treatment plant capacity
With 10% of Perth’s wastewater successfully recycled and recharged into groundwater supplies via the landmark treatment plant at Beenyup, Water Corporation is set to expand the plant’s capacity ...

17 April 2018
CSIRO Saildrones to redefine ocean data collection
Two Saildrones – high-tech wind and solar-powered autonomous vehicles – has set off from Hobart on a mission to capture valuable ocean data. part of a Commonwealth- and industry-funded ...

16 April 2018
Fremantle Commercial Diving creates robots that clean drinking water systems
Cleaning drinking water systems can be expensive, time consuming and an OH&S concern for many utilities, but one company has turned its attention to creating a range of fit-for-purpose ...

13 April 2018
How did Flow Power help Yarra Valley Water reduce operational costs?
It is an undisputed fact that a large part of water utilities’ operational expenditure is energy, and with the substantial rise in energy prices over the past 18 months, many of them are ...

12 April 2018
Water utilities hop on Tesla bandwagon for energy savings
Californian water utilities have joined the world-wide Tesla battery craze, claiming they are reaping savings by storing energy in the batteries overnight. The high-capacity batteries are ...

11 April 2018
Jacobs raises awareness for women in STEM
In a new initiative to raise awareness of the impact of women in science leadership, the Homeward Bound Program has been selecting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and ...

10 April 2018
“Innovative leadership” is needed for Indigenous water needs
Finding ways to deliver on Indigenous water needs is an essential component of the National Water Initiative, and one researcher says there is an opportunity for Australian government ...

9 April 2018
How City West Water enabled returns on water treatment processes
With recycled water a key factor in managing Australia’s water security requirements, one utility has optimised salt-reduction processes to ensure maximum return with reduced costs ...

6 April 2018
Jacobs puts the spotlight on supporting mental health in the workforce
Mental illness is a human resources issue that impacts on the economic and managerial well-being of businesses Australia wide, but one water organisation has stepped up to help ...

5 April 2018
Research delivers on in-pipe water turbulence destabilisation
With the demands of the water-energy nexus mounting against utilities, a spout of recent research has found a way to dramatically reduce the amount of energy needed to pump ...

4 April 2018
Does running a groundwater replenishment scheme result in a water-secure future?
Water Corporation’s Groundwater Replenishment Scheme is one of the first of its kind to be implemented in Australia and, with the country now looking forward to a water-secure ...

3 April 2018
Community engagement for infrastructure upgrades
Major upgrades to water supply infrastructure can cause huge disruptions to local communities, but Water Corporation’s recent Newman Town Water Supply Upgrade Project ...

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 ...

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