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Funds available for smart water projects

The Smart Water Fund will make available $1 million in funding to support innovative urban water projects.

The release of funding will be the Smart Water Fund’s 10th round, with applications opening in mid-October.

Smart Water Fund CEO Christine Cussen said “The announcement of the next round of funding provides an excellent opportunity for Smart Water Fund to continue to invest in leading edge research and innovation on behalf of Victoria’s water utilities.”

This round of Funding will be open to commercial businesses, research institutions and consulting firms for projects which are able to demonstrate benefits and value to the Smart Water Fund Joint Venture partners.

More specifically, the Fund will seek applications in the areas of:
• Resource Recovery (e.g. energy or mineral recovery and opportunities in carbon sequestration as a result of carbon pricing introductions)
• Innovation in Asset Planning, Construction, Maintenance and Renewal with the potential to enhance industry productivity or reduce costs

“It has been some time since the Smart Water Fund has gone to the external market to source best practice innovation outside the utility sector and we remain confident that these new investments will add significant value to Victoria’s urban water utilities and their customers,” said Cussen.

Since starting in 2002 the Smart Water Fund has invested in over 195 projects that have received total funding of approximately $30 million.

Further information including funding guidelines and applications will be available on the Smart Water Fund website from mid-October.

Interested organisations are invited to register their details on the website to receive notification of the opening of the funding round.

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