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Is there a "fourth phase of water"? From time to time, you might see people discussing the health benefits of so-called hexagonal water, structured water, or exclusion-zone (EZ) water.

Structured Water: Don’t Believe The Hype

Is there a “fourth phase of water”? From time to time, you might see people discussing the health benefits of …
Associate Professor Qilin Wang is an ARC Future Fellow and winner of the 2020 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher for his work on a technology that could turn wastewater treatment plants into carbon-neutral energy generators.

Wastewater treatment plants to turn waste to energy

Associate Professor Qilin Wang is an ARC Future Fellow and winner of the 2020 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career …
Want a surface that won’t get wet? Grab some sandpaper, as Rice University researchers have developed new hydrophobic materials.

Hydrophobic materials to be made without chemicals

Want a surface that won’t get wet? Grab some sandpaper, as Rice University researchers have developed new hydrophobic materials.
The government will not pursue the 2,560-megawatt Sunkosh hydropower project, Bhutan’s biggest, according to the economic affairs minister, Loknath Sharma.

Bhutan Government halts major hydropower project

The government will not pursue the 2,560-megawatt Sunkosh hydropower project, Bhutan’s biggest, according to the economic affairs minister, Loknath Sharma.
Businesses along the river say drought and record low water levels means they are on the verge of having to shut production.

Low water levels mean Rhine could be shut for cargo

Businesses along the river Rhine said drought and record low water levels mean they are on the verge of having …
Cairns Regional Council has launched a "Bin It, Don't Flush It" campaign to encourage residents to dispose of their disposable wipes appropriately.

Disposable wipes subject to new campaign in Cairns

Cairns Regional Council has launched a “Bin It, Don’t Flush It” campaign to encourage residents to dispose of their disposable …
Hydroflux Epco has been selected to design and manufacture two LimeFlo™ Saturators as part of a major water treatment plant or WTP upgrade.

Limeflo™ saturators chosen for major WTP upgrade

Hydroflux Epco has been selected to design and manufacture two LimeFlo™ Saturators as part of a major water treatment plant …
TasWater’s work at the Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant is continuing, with two of three trickling filters being returned to service. 

TasWater undertakes hazardous essential works

TasWater is continuing its work at the Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant, with two of three trickling filters being upgraded …
Experts warn that climate change and increasing populations are threatening the resilience of UK wastewater infrastructure

UK wastewater infrastructure resilience threatened

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have examined the dynamic changes in the resilience of UK wastewater infrastructure, now known …
Downlands to end boil notices with major upgrade

Downlands to end boil notices with major upgrade

Boil water notices on the Downlands Water Rural Water Scheme will likely be a thing of the past with the …
A new report from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University outlines how various emerging technologies can help water managers, landowners and policymakers improve western water management in the face of severe, ongoing drought.

CO report on new tech improves water management

A new report from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University outlines how various emerging technologies can help …
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Sydney Water’s Elliot Cichero is to be congratulated as one of the six new Young Utility Leaders (YULs) selected for 2022/2023

Sydney Water congratulates Young Utility Leaders

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Moondarra Reservoir falls within the Gippsland Water catchment area, and is key to their resilience focus
Sarah Thomson from Goulburn Valley Water believes in the importance of developing a circular economy strategy

Water corporations – circular economy powerhouses

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Products

Fifteen hydro panels installed at Valkyrie State School, southwest of Mackay, have created a sustainable water source and meant they no longer relied on water being trucked into the school.
Absorbent materials filter toxic chemicals from water

Absorbent materials filter toxic chemicals from water

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SA Water knows you’re flushing your wet wipes

SA Water knows you’re flushing your wet wipes

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Events

Students from 22 secondary schools across the state gathered this week to put innovation into action during the 2022 WA Schools Think Tank Challenge.
SA Water and Makers Empire have launched an exciting new partnership delivering education in sustainable water management. Today, Lot Fourteen hosted an expo-style showcase involving 12 SA schools sharing their learnings from the exciting program.

New sustainable water management program in SA

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More than 50 leaders and community members from around the region came together online on Monday to help refine Barwon Water’s 2023-28 Draft Price Submission.

Barwon Water celebrates regional forum success

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A more accurate understanding of the impact stormwater runoff has on the Karaaf Wetlands will be known with the pending release of two separate assessments of the unique ecological system.
A partnership is set to take flight to help protect the Isaac region’s premier wetlands, which boast more than 250 bird species.

Isaac Council supports recognition for wetlands

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Following new research conducted in China, researchers found that floc sludge could be used as an electrode material for high-end capacitors.

Floc sludge could become electrode material

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A project to restore and protect the Maroochy River catchment as a solution to climate change has received a major grant.

Maroochy River could help solve climate change

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Victorian Murray system high-reliability water shares are now at 100 per cent, the earliest the system has reached full allocation in 20 years.

Only way is up for water shares

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Wetland Revival Trust hopes to raise funds to buy Wirra-Lo conservation property in Victoria, the home to thirty threatened species.

Wetland Revival Trust hopes to buy Wirra-Lo

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Opinion

Tunisia’s Government must improve water network management and end the overexploitation of aquifiers in the country, issues that are growing more urgent in the context of global climate change and the need to ensure all people have access to clean water, a UN expert said.

Tunisia must improve water management, say UN

Tunisia’s Government must improve water network management and end the overexploitation of aquifiers in the country, issues that are growing …
Nigeria has taken a significant step towards ensuring the sustainable management of its cross-border waters with a milestone commitment to join and implement a United Nations treaty known as the Water Convention.Nigeria has taken a significant step towards ensuring the sustainable management of its cross-border waters with a milestone commitment to join and implement a United Nations treaty known as the Water Convention.

Nigeria joining UN Water Convention is positive start

Nigeria has taken a significant step towards ensuring the sustainable management of its cross-border waters with a milestone commitment to …
Moondarra Reservoir falls within the Gippsland Water catchment area, and is key to their resilience focus

Gippsland Water – resilience and getting ready for anything

Sarah Cumming is the Managing Director of Gippsland Water and is conscious of the challenges facing her customers. Inside Water interviewed her to discuss resilience, readiness, and presence at the VicWater 2022 Annual Conference.
Sarah Thomson from Goulburn Valley Water believes in the importance of developing a circular economy strategy

Water corporations – circular economy powerhouses

Goulburn Valley Water provides water and wastewater services to 128,000 people in 54 towns, covering an area in northern Victoria of more than 20,000 sq km. Chris Edwards spoke to Sarah Thomson about the circular economy and what it means for the water industry.
Xylem spoke to Inside Water about how it is using digital technology to move forward and support communities through the proper monitoring of water systems.

Digitisation of water systems is the path forward

The increased impact of climate change and once-in-a-century climate events has had enormous impacts on water systems around the world.