Water e-Journal

Water e-Journal

Water e-Journal is the premier online hub for water, science and technical paper publication in Australia.

All technical papers that are submitted will be considered for publication in Water e-Journal, with one-page Executive Summaries also considered for publication in Current magazine.

Each paper goes through a rigorous quality control and peer-review evaluation process before being published.

The papers are peer-reviewed, with reviewers suggesting amendments if necessary. Once amendments are made by the author, the paper is edited, designed and published online in Water e-Journal. Executive Summaries are also published online, with links through to the full papers.

Technical papers should be submitted along with a 500-word Executive Summary, the relevant data and high-resolution graphics or images via Scholastica.

Anyone can submit a paper - you do not need to be a member of the Australian Water Association. Please see the Editorial Guidelines for details on word count, style and other requirements, or email journal@awa.asn.au for more information. Submissions are open all year around - please download the Editorial Calendar for further details. To assist you with the process of submitting a paper please click on this How-to guide to writing good abstracts 

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES

2019

Vol 4 - Issue 1   Vol 4 - Issue 2   Vol 4 - Issue 3  

2018

2017

Vol 2 - Issue 1   Vol 2 - Issue 2   Vol 2 - Issue 3   Vol 2 - Issue 4 

2016

Vol 1 - Issue 1   Vol 1 - Issue 2   Vol 1 - Issue 3   Vol 1 - Issue 4 



VOLUME 4 – ISSUE 3


  urban river ARE PFAS AN ISSUE FOR PERMEATION OF PLASTIC WATER PIPES?
An investigation into potential drinking water contamination
G Ruta, A Jayaratne and A McManemin
Factors favouring the use of plastic pipes include their ease of installation and handling, durability and good resistance to the chemicals used in water treatment, such as chlorine. 
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  urban river PLANNING URBAN WATER SYSTEM RESPONSES TO MEGADROUGHT
How looking back can help us look forward
D Verdon-Kidd, R Beatty, K Allen
Drought, the ‘creeping catastrophe’, has been a recurrent feature of many parts of southern and eastern Australia over the last three decades.  
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  urban river IoT AS A DIGITAL ENABLER OF A HYPER-CONNECTED WATER UTILITY 
How IoT can provide value for customers and utilities
C Prackwieser, D Cash and M Wassell
Internet of Things (IoT) provides near-real-time asset monitoring and analytics capabilities which lead to better customer outcomes, higher operational efficiency and improved asset performance. 
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  urban river LIVEABILITY: URBAN WATER’S NEXT HORIZON?
Five years of case studies and learnings from Melbourne Water
H Pexton and K Nagatol
The water industry has always been at the forefront of liveability in Melbourne, managing safe water supply and sewage disposal, and as shown today through Melbourne Water’s vision of ‘enhancing life and liveability’ for Greater Melbourne. 
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  urban river MACHINE LEARNING FOR WATER MAINS MAINTENANCE
Development of a machine learning model for proactive maintenance of water mains.
D Weeraddana, B Liang, Z Li, Y Wang, F Chen, D Phillips, N Saxena and L Bonazzi.
Data61 and Western Water worked collaboratively to apply engineering expertise and machine learning tools to find a cost-effective solution to the pipe failure problem in the region west of Melbourne. 
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  urban river BASEFLOW CONTRIBUTION FROM WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN
Restoring baseflow to desirable ecological limits using water sensitive urban design
D Buck, B Taylor, L Fabbro and S Rockloff
Urbanisation has altered streamflow and severely degraded our natural aquatic ecosystems. 
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  urban river SURVIVAL ANALYSIS OF WATER PIPELINES
A prediction mechanism for asset management programs
G Carlyle
The large cost of water pipe failures in potable water networks and the need to replace aged water pipes requires water utilities to develop risk-based management plans for the replacement of water mains.  
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