Sharing Australian expertise with South Korean water industry

Posted 10 July 2017

The Australian water industry has much to teach in regards to our approach to wastewater treatment, water recycling, and disposal of waste.

On Tuesday 16 May 2017 (Day 1 of Ozwater’17) the Australian Water Association hosted a South Korean delegation of 17 public officers from water supply, drainage and wastewater management divisions. The delegation was taken on a tour of the Exhibition Hall and introduced to Ozwater’17 exhibitors. 

The Association also facilitated a meeting with the delegation on wastewater policy and treatment technology and were grateful to have Peter Donaghy, General Manager, Treatment & Production from Queensland Urban Utilities and Michael Blackmore, Director, Water and Sewerage Regulation from DPI Water NSW, both Association members, share their insights on Australia's approach to wastewater treatment, water recycling, disposal of waste and the level of technology being applied.

The delegation was also fortunate enough to spend some time visiting the Water Reclamation and Management Scheme (WRAMS) at Sydney Olympic Park, and was guided around by Dr Andrzej Listowski, Manager Water, Energy & Land. A site visit was also undertaken to the Pimpama Sewage Treatment Plant and our thanks go to Amanda Horvath, Customer Improvement Project Officer, Gold Coast Water and Waste, City of Gold Coast for supporting the delegation.

With many more inbound delegation requests coming from Korea, there is an opportunity to showcase different Australian water technologies to the Korean water sector. If you or your organisation is interested in getting involved please contact Robbie Goedecke, International Projects Officer. 

The Australian Water Association, with support from ANZ Bank, is now looking to take a delegation of water professionals to attend Water Korea'18 from 20 March to 23 March 2018 at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju, Korea. We welcome all members to consider their participation in order to open up future market opportunities in Korea.

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