Perth’s future water supply to be examined in international conference

November 30, 2015

Murdoch University is hosting the International Conference on Sustainable Water ManagementPerth’s water supply and the options for recycling are the focus of an international water conference hosted by Murdoch University this week.

The International Conference on Sustainable Water Management has brought together industry professionals and researchers from 21 different countries to bring their work and experience to achieve sustainability in the water sector.

The conference began with a public meeting in Fremantle yesterday, where international water experts compared Perth’s water management to other programs in place across Australia and Singapore.

Guest speakers included Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, Dr Mark O’Donahue, Associate Professor Jiangyong Hu from the National University of Singapore and Vanessa Moscovis from the Water Corporation.

Throughout the week, a range of different water management options will be discussed, including the treatment of wastewater, reuse of greywater, desalination and the sustainable use of Perth’s water resources.

“This conference will act as a conversation starter towards achieving sustainable water management in Western Australia,” said Dr Kuruvilla Matthew, adjunct senior lecturer from Murdoch University.

“It is becoming increasingly important for Western Australian residents to consider the use of waste water more broadly in the community.”

WA’s Minister for Water, the Hon Mia Davies, gave the inaugural speech of the conference, which runs until Thursday 3 December.

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