Water Research Australia

ARC-EESep & WaterRA Water Innovation Webinar Series

ARC-EESep and Water Research Australia have partnered to present a series of upcoming webinars: Challenges and Opportunities of Water Industry in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy 12pm-1.30pm (AEST) Wednesday 10 June 2020 Challenges and Solutions for Resilient Regional Water Supply 1pm-4pm (AEST) Wednesday 8 July 2020 Registrations for both webinars are open up to one day…

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Predicting photolytic removal of CECs in wastewater and stormwater treatment assets using a chemoinformatic tool

To address compliance with new demanding regulations for varying sources coupled with budget restrictions, utilities need a cost-effective tool to identify the most problematic chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) and their removal in natural treatment processes such as lagoons. Photolysis is an important removal mechanism, its extent varies with CEC and is correlated to wastewater…

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Water Research Australia leads national collaboration on sewage surveillance to support Australia’s COVID-19 response

Water Research Australia (WaterRA) with the support of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is leading an innovative, Australia-wide investigation that aims to integrate reliable results of sewage testing for SARS-CoV-2 with COVID-19 health data on a national basis. The national ‘ColoSSoS Project’ – Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance of SARS-COV-2— will track and monitor…

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2020 Catchment Forum

The 2020 Catchment Forum is taking place in Brisbane 18-19 March 2020. Water Research Australia will bring together water quality experts, health regulators and government to discuss catchment challenges faced in the water industry. Challenges include cyanobacteria and algal bloom outbreaks, low reservoir levels, health-based targets and the impact of extreme weather-related events. To find…

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Protocols for Algal Bloom Management – technology performance & optimisation assessments

How do we ensure a consistent approach to assessing the performance of algal bloom management technologies, that is fit-for-purpose for the Australian water industry? We’re initiating a project that aims to develop protocols for scientific assessment and trial of algal bloom management technologies. The project approaches include: Collection of scientific literature to draft protocols Creation…

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Australian research on cyanobacteria

Recent Australian research on cyanobacteria with implications for risk management within the water industry Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are a diverse group of photosynthetic bacteria with the ability to colonise a range of environmental niches. Given the right environmental conditions they can grow rapidly, forming blooms which impact the environment and a range…

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