The social licence of irrigation

There are two undeniable facts when it comes to agricultural water use: humans need food to survive and food needs water to be produced. With these realities, one would initially think agricultural water use would be perceived as a fundamental and critical requirement for the survival and health of a population. In current times, however, … Continued

Boosting food production in Adelaide’s north

Recycle water used to boost growth and new development in South Australia. One of SA Water’s largest recycled water initiatives is the Virginia Pipeline Scheme (VPS), which has provided approximately 20 billion litres of high-quality recycled water from the Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant to roughly 360 customers in the northern Adelaide area every year for … Continued

Recycled water key to business growth

As our changing climate continues to increase the need for sustainable and weather-independent water sources, there are significant opportunities for Australia’s water industry to expand the use of treated wastewater. While substituting recycled water for flushing toilets and irrigating gardens provides benefits to managing the country’s water supply, less than 20 per cent of Australia’s … Continued

Managing turbidity to prevent infection

  It is universally accepted that turbidity is a good indicator of overall water treatment plant performance. This is further evident in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines: Draft Framework on Microbial Health Based Targets (HBT), where default recommended LRVs (Log Reduction Values) for Bacteria, Virus and Cryptosporidium are attributed to water treatment processes based on … Continued

Hach® RTC Real Time Control Solution

The Hach’s RTC (Real Time Control) solutions are complete off-the-shelf systems that adjust treatment processes in real time, keeping your facility compliant while reducing treatment costs. Standardised RTC modules can be combined and configured to deliver a holistic water treatment optimisation solution tailored to plant specific requirements that will improve compliance and reduce operating expenses. … Continued

Tackling water quality challenges from source to tap

Servelec Technologies – a leading provider of end-to-end data collection, control and optimisation solutions for the water industry – is continuing to help authorities tackle significant monitoring and control challenges. Faced with a drying climate and increasing demands, suppliers have a continued responsibility to provide sufficient sustainable and safe drinking water to Australia’s increasing population. Servelec Technologies is assisting by … Continued

Looking for urban water research?

Need it quickly and want it to be relevant? In Australia, substantial investment has been made in urban water research; however, as many in the industry know, accessing this growing bank of information and knowledge remains a challenge, as it is spread across many websites, organisations and libraries. Knowing what research is out there is only half the battle – … Continued

Yarra Valley Water’s $20 million investment in Melbourne’s north

Yarra Valley Water is investing $20 million to replace the Wallan Sewage Treatment Plant, which provides source water for the Wallan Recycled Water Treatment Plant.  This recycled water will be supplied to new residential developments in and around Wallan. The Wallan Sewage Treatment Plant is located in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor, and collects sewage from the townships of Wallan, Wallan East, Beveridge, Wandong and Heathcote Junction. Pat McCafferty, … Continued

Technology key to developing water sensitive cities

In a century filled with warnings about the impacts of climate change, water is one resource that is bringing together the brightest minds from across Australia. As Australia’s population continues to increase, so too does the growth of urban centres and inner-city dwellings, placing ever-larger demands upon the existing water supply, wastewater and drainage systems, and the associated high-value … Continued

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