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Guy Parker Award | Winning Paper 2022


Evaluating and Comparing Circular Economy options in Yarra Valley Water’s 2030 Strategy: This innovative project resulted in the development of a circular baseline analysis framework specially adapted for water utilities and identified new opportunities that go far beyond the water cycle impacts and benefits.



Design of intakes and outfalls to avoid risks during operation

E Pita

This paper describes some of the problems that can be experienced during the operation of desalination plants and the way these can be prevented during the design stage. Proper design of marine installations ...

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brain-storming safe design

A proposed safe design of the reverse osmosis system

M E B Lezaun R Mangano S Puzzo

In a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant, the SWRO system includes the high-pressure pump, the high-pressure piping, the energy recovery equipment, the pressure vessels and the RO membranes ...


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Water Storage

A Study of Water Quality in Kelly’s Off Stream Storage, Byfield, Central Queensland

L Fabbro A Craig G G Kafle L Wells T Collins G McIntyre M Dalton A Gibson

This paper analyses the water quality and environmental determinants for Kelly’s Off Stream Storage, Byfield, Central Queensland with a  ...


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Comparing the reliability of two soil moisture probes for high clay content NSW soils

D Bretreger, G Hancock, I-Y. Yeo, C Martinez, T Wells, T Cox, V Kunkel, A Gibson

The accurate measurement of soil moisture can be a time-consuming task. Soil moisture is highly variable, and it can be ...


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Membrane Loader for the Reverse Osmosis - feature image

Membrane Loader for the Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Replacement at Seqwater’s Gold Coast Desalination Plant

J Jo, H van der Zouwen

Although the Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes at Gold Coast Desalination Plant (GCDP) aged considerably well since plant commissioning ...


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Urban Water

Use of optimisation modelling to inform water strategy: a case study

M Bromly, M Shahabi, M Awang

Optimisation modelling was applied to understand the potential groundwater shortfall in Perth’s urbanising northeast ...

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Identifying alternative treatment options for removal of bushfire-related contaminants

A Mohiuddin, Y Wang, C Gabus, P Lingat

Sydney’s Warragamba catchment was severely burnt by bushfires during a period of extreme drought in 2019. Sydney Water carried out extensive water quality analysis and...

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Water Pipe

Biofiltration’s effect on removing pollutants in stormwater

B Dalrymple, M Wicks, W Jones, B Allingham

Over recent decades, the implementation of stormwater control measures (SCMs) to achieve a more water sensitive urban environment and reduce the hydrologic and water quality impacts of urban development has...

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Water Barrel

Evaluating and Comparing Circular Economy options in Yarra Valley Water’s 2030 Strategy

L Ehrenfried, J Bricout, T Grant, F Pamminger

This paper describes the development and application of a circular economy analysis framework created especially for water utilities, to inform strategy development and...

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Editorial Committee

Daniel Visser, GHD (Chair)  

Robert Ford, Retired  

Committee Members:
Dr Andrew Bath
Dr Dharma Dharmabalan
Prof Ted Gardner 
Dr Lionel Ho 
Mr Asoka Jayaratne 
Dr Tim Muster 
Mr Joe Pera 
Ms Karen Rouse 
Ms Kala Senathirajah 
Mr Nick Swain