Focus issue 181 December 2013
DPR can safely supply drinking water
By Stuart Khan
The potential benefits of direct potable reuse (DPR), relative to indirect potable reuse (IPR), include significantly lower energy requirements and construction and operational costs.
'Direct' may be the best way to go
By Jurg Keller
We are increasingly recognising that water supply will not keep up with demand for much longer – at least not if we only use it once.
Where does Australia stand on drinking water recycling?
By Ian Law
Water professionals and researchers have shown that direct potable reuse is a safe and sustainable water supply option that must be considered in the development of future water supply portfolios.
A new paradigm for a valuable resource
By Mark O'Donohue
Direct potable reuse is not being considered for the immediate future, but the AWRCE thinks, in some regions at least, Australia should be exploring the proposition.
Integrated water management can boost 'liveability' in cities
By Ana Deletic
Stormwater biofilters have been constructed at a high rate across Australian cities – 10,000 raingardens have been built in the heart of Melbourne alone to protect the yarra Estuary.
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