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2013 news archive


Second phase of National Validation Project underway

An important goal of the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence is the development of a National Validation Framework for Water Recycling. Phase one had two core outcomes which now form phase two… Read more


Annual & Project Progress reports now available

The Centre's Annual Report and Project Progress Report for 2012-13 are now available, covering progress and initiatives in the past 12 months, as well as individual project progress updates. … Read more


Drinking Water Through Recycling – New Report

It is inevitable that Australians will be drinking recycled water in coming decades according to a new report from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. The report recommends direct potable reuse of water… Read more


Purified recycled water trial for Antarctic station

A state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system planned for Davis station will convert effluent into some of the cleanest water in the world which, when it’s discharged to the ocean, will have minimal impact on the marine environment.… Read more


New study to increase recycled water for industry

A joint study into the potential for a large-scale aquifer recharge scheme to provide recycled water for heavy industries along Western Australia’s ‘Trade Coast’ has been launched.… Read more


Pasteurisation trial to produce recycled water

New research to demonstrate the effectiveness of pasteurisation for disinfecting recycled water has been initiated by the Centre. The project will treat wastewater to a high standard suitable for crop irrigation, livestock drinking and industrial use.… Read more


Ozone-ceramic membrane technology shows promise for recycling

A novel ceramic membrane process, which is being trialled for the first time in Australia, could be a major breakthrough as it combines two treatment barriers into one single step: ozonation and membrane filtration.… Read more


Boosting recycled water use for agriculture

New research to expand the use of water recycling for irrigating South Australia’s vineyards has been initiated by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.… Read more


How drought infrastructure can help us get through floods

Over the last six years, there have been major investments made in “climate independent” water supplies and other measures to help “drought-proof” most of Australia’s capital cities.… Read more