AWA Hodgson Medal 2013 (Undergraduate Water Prize)
The Goyder Institute has released another Technical Report
The 6th Lake Eyre Basin Biennial Conference, Port Augusta, South Australia, 17-19 September 2013.
Launch of Science Week in SA
Australia’s growing population is becoming increasingly urbanised. In South Australia, the urban population relies heavily on vegetated surface water catchments, but with a warming and drying climate water security in the future has become a major issue. Major investments on water infrastructure are ongoing or planned. The large investment in seawater desalination plants, the only relatively mature large scale technology implementable at the time of need, and independent of rainfall, is relatively expensive compared with traditional supplies and may increase energy use of water utilities. Other large scale options such as sewage recycling for indirect potable reuse still need to develop appropriate implementation strategies that adequately address public safety perceptions within a political environment. Other options are available that await further investigation.
The Urban Water Theme aims to deliver outcomes that will scientifically underpin government water strategies to ensure reliable, resilient and safe metropolitan and regional urban water supplies that meet future needs. It will develop knowledge necessary for the decision making process for water supply and savings options for the variety of water resources available in South Australia. It will address aspects of reliability, public health, planning and public acceptance.
Urban Water Roadmaps
U.1 Water Sensitive Urban Design
Objective: Water sensitive urban design as an integral part of urban design ROADMAP U1 (A3 Format) (PDF 99.14 KB)
U.2 Water Resources Mix for Adelaide
Objective: An integrated water plan for Greater Adelaide ROADMAP U2 (A3 Format) (PDF 106.21 KB)
The indicative outcomes of the Goyder Institute’s Urban Water Theme are as follows:
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