• Project No 1047
  • Project Name Application of capacitive deionisation in inland brackish water desalination
  • Lead Organisation Power & Water
  • Research Lead University of South Australia
  • Main Researcher Linda Zhou
  • Completion Year 2013

Project Description

The protection of sources of water and catchments is an important method for maintaining water quality; one that can mitigate cost and reliance on downstream water treatment and disinfection. Catchment protection requires risk assessment, but water quality management approaches were not originally developed for natural environments, and ecosystem-based methods (such as the Ecological Risk Assessment methodology), require complex data inputs often unavailable to water utilities.

This paper discusses various water quality risk management techniques and proposes a step-by-step catchment risk assessment methodology that is compatible with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.