Our "Whole Water - water/energy/nutrient circular economy" Community of Interest (COI) connects utilities and researchers to investigate and develop technological advances and innovative concepts around the interplay of water, wastewater and energy which will enable utilities to become more resource efficient now and in the future. The COI is designed to bring together practitioners and managers to discuss issues, share knowledge and contribute to the development and delivery of a holistic research program with national benefits.
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Water/energy/nutrient circular economy (CE) is a vast concept. Technological advances and innovative concepts around the interplay of water, wastewater and energy offer exciting new opportunities for utilities to become more resource efficient.
As an industry it is recognised that this is a space utilities need to be moving towards, however, there are many questions to be answered before proceeding and a holistic approach is required to deliver a successful program with national economic and sustainability benefits.
Our Whole Water COI, born from our Horizon 21 workshop, is comprised of an active and committed group of member organisations and trusted partners. The COI is taking a first step and endeavouring to initially establish a Whole Water Research Program that delivers a series of priority, foundation projects to address the theoretical and practical requirements of the “water energy nexus” and “circular economy and nutrient recovery,” focussed on:
It is envisaged individual focus streams will flow from the program allowing for internal and external collaboration with various industries to investigate/solve specific technological questions.
The topic has been identified as 'immense' and is a high priority to industry. A collaborative and rapid response will enable the sector to realise proactive benefits:
WaterRA are working together with WSAA and mapping research projects against the WSAA Roadmap for members to identify knowledge gaps. WSAA will undertake projects focussed on policy and governance, whilst WaterRA will undertake projects focussed on research.
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If you are a WaterRA member and interested in joining the Whole Water COI click on the link below to submit your request which will be reviewed by our Research Team. If approved, you will be added to the specialised COI mailing list and granted access to COI member only content including updates on new, current and future research opportunities, invitations to exclusive events and additional resources.
For more information on the Whole Water COI Research Program please contact Dr Arash Zamyadi.
Have a significant or emerging challenge or need which you think others share? Contact one of our Research Managers and they can assist in creating a new COI and bring you together with like-minded peers.