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eWater staff on PMSEIC

Wednesday 4 April 2007

The Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) working group looking at Water for Our Cities has two members who are also part of eWater.

The Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) working group looking at Water for Our Cities has two members who are also part of eWater. The 12-strong scientific panel includes Dr Tony Wong, Director of Ecological Engineering, & CEO of the Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration, Monash University (Tony represents Ecological Engineering on the eWater participants' forum); and Associate Professor Peter Coombes, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle (Peter leads the research project known as 'Innovative approaches urban'). The Working Group will prepare a paper and presentation for PMSEIC to: 1. Assess recent changes in supply and demand profiles for water in our cities in order to identify the degree and timing of supply augmentation needed; 2. Assess the economic and energy cost profiles for technological advances in recycling and desalination supply systems; 3. Review advances in water management and aquifer recharge as complementary technologies to recycling; 4. Consider the influence of pricing and regulatory arrangements on investment in urban water infrastructure; 5. Analyse community perceptions and acceptance of water saving technologies, restrictions, recycling, desalination, and privatisation.

 

For more information, please contact:

Name: Ann Milligan
Phone: 02 6201 5371
Fax: 02 6201 5038
Email: ann.milligan@ewatercrc.com.au