BUILDING THE FUTURE: WATER SUSTAINABILITY DURABILITY ECONOMICS
Black Rock Water Reclamation Plant, Barwon Water – Victoria, Australia
Water: it is difficult to think of a more important issue facing Australia. The current situation has society, government and industry focusing on programs incorporating recycling, sustainability and environmental responsibility with a previously unknown urgency. Despite the apparent recent focus on water as an issue, water authorities, and their engineers and operators have quietly been working to constantly improve their service and play their part in minimising the impact of our development on future generations.
Designers are treating water reclamation plants holistically in terms of their contribution to the sustainability of wider society: they gather sewage; treat this sewage; and produce an added value end product in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner.