Industries: Water


EMERGING ISSUE: AS OUR POPULATION GROWS AND THE DROUGHT BITES – HOW RESILIENT ARE OUR WATER SUPPLIES?

Several issues emerging in the public arena present a complex, emotive and interconnected conundrum for policy makers and service providers alike – particularly in the current political context. Important questions are being posed around the resilience of systems fundamental to meeting our most basic needs. Water, food and energy. Winter in the NSW food bowl…




Budget confidence from the bottom up

A solid house is only as strong as its foundations, and a business and its budget is no different. With rising input costs, more competitive industry structures and lower pricing expectations, there is an ever-increasing emphasis on efficiency and productivity for energy and water businesses. It therefore isn’t surprising that a consistent theme emerging across the…


Water Utilities need a long-term energy strategy

Australia’s energy markets are delivering unprecedented electricity price increases and volatility. As significant electricity users, water utilities are clearly exposed to these forces. Balancing these risks is the opportunity to adopt alternative technology solutions and participate in existing and emergent markets. This Emerging Issue identifies the technology solutions and markets, shows how some water utilities…



Maintenance Services Resourcing Review and Civil Maintenance Benchmarking

A regional Australian water business has implemented a Productivity Improvement Strategy based on an in-house model which continues to be the preferred option for delivery of maintenance services. Whilst the business made it very clear that undertaking formal market testing of Civil and EMM maintenance services was highly unlikely in the short to medium term,…