Association hosts delegation from Korea

Posted 27 February 2018

On Friday 2 June 2017, the Australian Water Association hosted a delegation of 20 public officials from Anyang City Council located one hour south of Seoul. The purpose of their visit was to gain a greater understanding of the innovative stormwater treatment processes and technologies being used across the Australian water sector. 

The delegation visited the Manly Golf Course Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project, and the Manly Stormwater Treatment and Re-use Scheme. Both projects were able to highlight the social, environmental and economic outcomes from collaboration between government, urban irrigators, community and water utilities and offer insights into principles for water sensitive urban design. 

The Korean water sector is facing significant challenges due to increasing pollution and contamination of major rivers and they are looking to the Australian water sector to enhance their liveability and improve the quality of their environment.

The Association continues to play a role in capacity building for many countries overseas as part of our International Program. Our inbound delegation program offers the opportunity for our members to meet and showcase their innovation to international water sectors.

Should you wish to get involved with the Association’s in-bound programs and showcase your innovation please contact Robbie Goedecke, International Projects Officer.

Photo 1: Delegation visits Manly Golf Course and inspects the treatment train including explanation from General Manager Nigel Gibson on how the Golf Course retain water for irrigation

Photo 2: Delegation visits Manly Beach to inspect improvements to urban runoff due to implementation of stormwater reuse project
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