Australia is seen as place of choice for the Korean water sector

Posted 6 August 2018

On Friday, 29 June the Australian Water Association hosted a delegation of Korean water professionals from Osan City Council, who were interested in Australia’s approach to sustainable water management. The delegation visited Central Park, which is an award-winning mixed-use building located in Sydney. The tour was facilitated by Andrew Horton, Executive Manager Operations of Flow Systems who demonstrated to the delegation the innovative approach to water treatment applied within this precinct.

Flow Systems is delivering multiple projects across NSW and QLD which will enable customers to receive affordable water solutions through stormwater harvesting and water purification processes providing everyday water needs to apartments and retail businesses.

For the Korean water professionals, this was an opportunity for them to understand how Australian innovation and technology is being applied across small scale and large scale urban developments to enable sustainable outcomes for the environment and communities. 

Inside Central Park basement, Ultimo, Sydney
Inside Central Park basement, Ultimo, Sydney

Delegation from Osan city council
Delegation from Osan city council

The Association has in recent months facilitated many inbounds from Korea to learn from Australian approaches to sustainable water management, wastewater treatment, asset management and recycled water technologies. These have included representatives from:

Ulsan Metropolitan City
K-Water
Seongnam City Council
Korean Ministry of Environment
Jinju City Hall

The Association also supported a delegation of 40 water professionals from Korea to Australia in May this year coinciding with Ozwater’18 through our ongoing relationship with the Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association (KWWA). This included facilitating introductions to technology providers within the Ozwater trade exhibition. We were grateful to the following organisations who supported these activities:

Sydney Water
Queensland Urban Utilities
Gold Coast City Council
Seqwater
Sydney Park Olympic Authority
Unitywater
Downer PipeTech (Formerly ITS PipeTech)
ALS
Broadspectrum
AVEVA (Schneider Software)
Servelec Technologies
Pure Technologies
AWMA Water Control Solutions

Delegation visiting Pimpama Sewage Treatment Plant, Gold Coast City Council
Delegation visiting Pimpama Sewage Treatment Plant, Gold Coast City Council

Delegation visiting Downer PipeTech warehouse, NSW
Delegation visiting Downer PipeTech warehouse, NSW

Delegation presentation with Sydney Water and Queensland urban Utilities at Ozwater’18
Delegation presentation with Sydney Water and Queensland Urban Utilities at Ozwater’18

Delegation meeting with Mike Thomas, Unitywater at Murrumba Downs, QLD
Delegation meeting with Mike Thomas, Unitywater at Murrumba Downs, QLD

Should you be interested in getting involved in any of our future inbound activities and showcasing your technologies or expertise please contact Robbie Goedecke, International Projects Officer.

International Program Sponsor:
  ANZ