Water e-Journal

Water e-Journal

EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES

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 1 – ISSUE 3

   CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT STANDARD
An overview of the key findings from the ‘Source Catchments as Water Quality Treatment Assets Project’
C Wearing, J Cheesman, S Skull, G Ramachandran, K Henderson
Water utilities undertake catchment management for a variety of reasons. Catchment management programs may be a regulatory requirement to complement conventional water treatment, or they may be voluntary...
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   IMPROVED TRADE WASTE CO-DIGESTION
A trial showing that digestion with recuperative thickening is effective to reduce digester process inhibition risks and improve FOG loading rate in municipal digesters.
JH Thiele, P Burt, M Monaghan
The combined anaerobic digestion (co-digestion) of municipal wastewater treatment plant biosolids and trade waste (food residuals, selected industrial processing waste and grease trap waste) to biogas and...
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   KEEPING WIPES OUT OF THE PIPES
Sydney Water’s educational program to influence customer behaviour
K Smith, C Kawtal
Question: Four blue whales, 60 Tyrannosaurus Rex, 20 buses, a fully loaded Sydney train, a jumbo jet… What do all these things have in common? Answer: They are all about 500 tonnes in weight – which equates ...
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   LIVING BROOKLYN: INDUSTRIAL REMEDIATION THROUGH WATER
An Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) strategy to reduce water and air pollution from the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct
S Roberts, T Dixon, A Gray, R Jones, D Browne
The Brooklyn Industrial Precinct (BIP) is a major industrial and business hub located in Melbourne’s inner west. The BIP and adjacent areas downwind suffer the highest levels of air pollution in greater Melbourne...
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   A RISK-BASED APPROACH FOR MANAGEMENT AND REGULATION OF WET-WEATHER OVERFLOWS
Managing and prioritising wet-weather overflows to deliver better, more cost-effective outcomes
C Port, F Garofalow, M Cassidy, N Abulafia, T Chen, C Cantrell
Overflow points in Sydney’s wastewater system allow excess wastewater to flow to stormwater drains or waterways in heavy rain to avoid flooding of homes and businesses. Sydney Water is regulated for...
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   ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ST JOHNS RIVER WATER QUALITY ON PROPERTY VALUES
A study examining the proximity effects of water quality on house prices in the St Johns River system in Florida, US
V Seidel, C Diamond, P Yacobellis, A Barker, C Cortez
The St Johns River is located on the east coast of north Florida in the US. It is approximately 500km long and 5km wide at its widest point. The river flows through 12 counties and about 3.5 million...
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   IN-SITU DESALINATION FOR CLIMATE-RESILIENT IRRIGATION DESIGN PROGRAM
Performance of two commercial membranes to configure a membrane-based subsurface irrigation system for germinating bean seeds
V Lima, P Le-Clech, G Leslie, B Sutton
The use of water with a high presence of total dissolved solids (TDS) can cause deleterious effects on both plant growth and soil quality. In order to mitigate these impacts, the removal of salts...
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   SYDNEY WATER’S CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE DESIGN PROGRAM
TRANSFORMING INTO A CUSTOMER-CENTRIC ORGANISATION
M Storey, A Nair, J Isben, R Davies, D Kernahan
To inform and support Sydney Water’s transformation to a customer-centric organisation, a Customer Experience (Cx) Design program of work was initiated. The first phase of this program was recently...
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   WSUD STRATEGIES TO MINIMISE THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND URBANISATION ON URBAN SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
A study to quantify the impacts of implementing rainwater tanks in terms of minimising SSOs
T Nasrin, N Muttil, AK Sharma
Urban drainage systems are frequently unable to cope with increasingly intense storm events, mainly due to non-stationary climate and rapid urbanisation. As drainage systems become less efficient ...
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   WATER SCARCITY AND INTERSTATE CONFLICT
NEO-MALTHUSIANISM VS. RESOURCE OPTIMISM – A SOCIAL CAPITAL APPROACH
A Kosovac
Water scarcity is an increasingly important issue in a world of changing climate and neo-Malthusians argue that it will lead to increased conflict between states. Resource optimists, who view water as far too...
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   REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS FROM STORMWATER RUNOFF BY A PASSIVE MULTI-BARRIER TREATMENT SYSTEM
FIELD EVALUATION AT GLENCORE’S BULK STORAGE FACILITY IN PORT OF TOWNSVILLE
K Athanasiadis, P McFadyen, M Brennan
A series of white papers and articles published in peer-reviewed journals have focused on the challenge of evaluating stormwater runoff quality and the ability of commercially available stormwater runoff devices...
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   THE PARRAMATTA RIVER WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT PLAN
IMPLEMENTING WSUD STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE PARRAMATTA RIVER
T Nadesan
The purpose of the Parramatta River Waterway Improvement Plan is to implement a series of integrated stormwater management projects that will help improve the ecological and social value of Parramatta River ...
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   ASSESSMENT OF IMPACTS FROM A WASTEWATER DISCHARGE IN A WHOLEOF- CATCHMENT CONTEXT
A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF DISCHARGES FROM GISBORNE RWP IN VICTORIA ON THE HEALTH OF JACKSONS CREEK
K Hassell, C Kellar, K Townsend, M Arora, K Berg, A May, V Pettigrove
Current treated wastewater discharge licenses are quite prescriptive and focus on compliance of trigger values for certain water quality parameters (e.g. nutrients and suspended solids) in the receiving waterway to...
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