The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), Sydney Water, SA Water and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are collaborating on a acoustic sensing pilot project that aims to reduce leaks and breaks in water networks. The project, which involves acoustic sensors monitoring a total of 13km of pipes across the Sydney CBD, is part NSSN’s … Continue reading Acoustic sensing project to help Sydney Water prevent pipe breakage
Melbourne Water has developed a pipe protection and air monitoring device to help protect its infrastructure network and provide information on air quality. Developed in collaboration with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and Green Technology Services, the device is Internet-of-Things-enabled and has the ability to alert Melbourne Water to any corrosion in its pipes … Continue reading Melbourne Water to install IoT devices for pipe protection and air monitoring
CSIRO researchers have developed a new groundwater sensor system that it says will make environmental monitoring faster, more reliable and less labour intensive for the resources industry. SENSEI is an advanced in-situ sensor system that gives mining operators and water managers real-time data to monitor and manage groundwater impacts efficiently and faster than ever before. … Continue reading CSIRO develops new groundwater sensor system
The federal government has launched a new national water infrastructure body that it says will help ensure water security for inland Australia. The National Water Grid Authority (NWGA) is to provide a science-based approach to water infrastructure and will assess the myriad water diversion and storage proposals put forward to deliver water to communities. Deputy … Continue reading Federal government launches new water security infrastructure body
Scientists utilising advanced technologies will work with grazing farmers in Western Australia over the next four years to reduce nutrient loss off farms and improve water quality in local waterways and estuaries. Technologies such as near-infrared and x-ray fluorescence will be used in conjunction with traditional techniques to measure productivity and nutrient status in soils … Continue reading Scientists to work with farmers to improve regional water quality
South East Queensland’s Water Grid will be used to supplement north Brisbane’s water supply over June and July while the North Pine Water Treatment Plant goes offline for maintenance and upgrade works. The SEQ Water Grid will be used to move water from the Sunshine Coast dams and Wivenhoe Dam as an alternative supply. The … Continue reading SEQ Water Grid steps in during North Pine Water Treatment Plant maintenance
Sydney Water has announced that Roch Cheroux is to be the organisation’s new chief executive officer. Cheroux, who is currently Chief Executive of SA Water, will start with the Sydney utility on 2 September. Sydney Water chairman Bruce Morgan said that Cheroux was identified after an extensive executive search process both in Australia and overseas. … Continue reading Sydney Water names Roch Cheroux as its new CEO
Sydney Water is funding a project involving Professor Francois Ladouceur from the UNSW School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, Thales Underwater Systems and Zedelef that will test the ability of optical sonar array technology to accurately detect leaks in Sydney’s water pipes. An estimated 10 per cent of water is lost daily from Sydney Water … Continue reading Sydney Water teams up with UNSW, Thales and Zedelef to detect water leaks
A raft of South Australian companies are taking their sustainable water cleaning technologies and selling them to the world.
Managed services, analytics and smart water network adoption all combine to accelerate growth.
A research project on radically improving sewer design and management has won the University of Queensland a prestigious international award in Portugal.
Increased investment in high-value water metering products was responsible for the unexpectedly high growth.