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