Day 3 | Ozwater

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Hear from Australian experts working in international water sectors

Day 3

Australian Achievements within International Water Markets

Come along on day 3 of Ozwater’17 to hear from Australian experts working in international water sectors.  You will hear their experiences and lessons from working in both developing and developed countries overseas. 

Presentations include: 

Tony HigsonEvoqua Water TechnologiesSALTY SOLUTIONS FOR MALI IN AFRICAThe paper provides insight into water disinfection challenges for communities in Africa, their obstacles, considerations and local constrains. From the irregularities of supply to the health of operators, disinfecting water came at a great price. The presentation will explore and outline about the use of onsite electro chlorination to provide for a safe, reliable and economical solution – based on a case study from Mali.  Hear about realised benefits and long-term impact on people, skill development and customer satisfaction.
Kea PhengRainWater CambodiaSUSTAINABILITY OF RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEMS IN RURAL CAMBODIAThis paper combines the findings of two studies undertaken by RainWater Cambodia (RWC). The first investigated the sustainability of rainwater harvesting systems (RWHS) in terms of physical condition, ability to maintain and user perceptions in rural Cambodia; and the second study examined community perceptions on RWHS. Findings from these studies will be used to tailor and target rainwater harvesting projects. A key finding of the work was that all major factors affecting sustainability were behavioural, rather than technical. Also, there was no evident correlation between sustainability and socio-economic background. User confidence and ability to maintain the rainwater harvesting system were found to be pertinent in the sustainability of these systems in rural Cambodia.
Melita Grant, Doan The Loi, Dinh Van Dao, and Pham Thi DiepInstitute for Sustainable Futures, UTSGOOD WATER GOVERNANCE FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN RURAL VIETNAMThis research demonstrates the existence of inequitable outcomes in provision of piped water services by both private and other service providers in rural Vietnam. This study is the first of its kind in Vietnam, providing robust scientific evidence on who accesses water services from private enterprises. Qualitative research in 60 communes was followed by a quantitative study in six locations. A policy and regulatory review was also conducted, in addition to an assessment of enterprise motivators, enablers and challenges. The study highlights the need for effective regulatory mechanisms to ensure inclusive piped water service delivery.
Huanfei JiaTopure GroupAUSTRALIAN COMPANIES EYE ON CHINA INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER MARKETSignificant amounts of capital expenditure on the industrial wastewater treatment and sludge handling facilities is anticipated to be invested to meet the stringent wastewater discharge standards from various Chinese governments and polluters. The average capital investment was estimated $3.0 billion annually for new wastewater treatment plants from 2016 to 2020 also known as the “Thirteenth five year plan” period. The direct capital investment from the Chinese governments alone on the sludge handling facilities is estimated to be $5.5 billion over the same period. This massive investment has made the Chinese industrial wastewater sector a very attractive market for local and international players, in particular Australian water companies. 

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