Water recycling

recycled water

Briefing paper

Circular cities: a circular water economy for cleaner, greener, healthier, more prosperous cities

This paper explores circular cities, where the use and reuse of water and wastewater resources are optimized, thereby unlocking the true value and potential of urban areas.
Case study

Waterproofing the West

Stormwater harvesting, treatment and subsequent storage within an aquifer and distribution to western Adelaide for recycled water (non-potable) reuse.
Case study

Central Park recycled water scheme

World’s biggest recycled water facility in the basement of a residential building.
Case study

Currumbin ecovillage wastewater management: case study

Decentralised residential wastewater management. The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2. A sewerage treatment plant located within the development accepts and treats...

Beaufort recycled water scheme

Central Highlands Water (CHW) and the Pyrenees Shire Council (PSC) have assessed the feasibility of using recycled water from the Beaufort Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to irrigate multiple community-based recreational assets. The purpose of this report is to undertake a high level assessment of the...
Conference paper

Water recycling via aquifers - 'Hidden' storage and treatment for cities

This paper documents recent research, which assessed the technical, economic and social feasibility of stormwater and wastewater recycling for both potable and non-potable end-uses.

Troubled waters: confronting the water crisis in Australia's cities

Australian cities have traditionally relied for their water on a ‘predict-and-provide’ philosophy that gives primacy to big engineering solutions. In more recent years privatised water authorities, seeking to maximise consumption and profits, have reinforced the emphasis on increasing supply. Now the cities must cope with...
Conference paper

Supplementing city water supplies: the social potential of alternative water sources

The need to conserve and reuse natural resources is a key factor in making our cities more ecologically sustainable. Urban water supply is one of the most pressing concerns which will require more than conservation or demand management if future water security is to be...
Conference paper

Recycling water for Australia's future - the case of two Victorian cities

This paper reports findings of a research project investigating public perceptions of recycled water at two commercial case study sites in Victoria: the Council House 2 Building of Melbourne City Council in Melbourne; and the Bendigo Bank Head Office in Bendigo.
Conference paper

An SVG simulation tool for stormwater harvesting systems in the City of Salisbury

A Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) simulation tool has been developed for the optimal management and risk assessment of urban stormwater harvesting systems. The aim is to create a tool to model the Helps Road Drain in the City of Salisbury, South Australia.

Issues encountered in advancing Australia's water recycling schemes

Internationally, non-potable reuse is widely practiced but to what extent will these schemes be implemented in Australia, asks Sophia Dimitriadis.