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Change of water source in Australia

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Change of water source in Australia

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Area: 5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Countries: India
Basins: Bay of Bengal (254) (Krishna)
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Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
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Water Recycling and Reuse
Progress to Date: 80% Reduction in water usage
Services Needed: Financial support
Desired Partner: Investor
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 01, 2021  »  Ongoing
Project Website: ceowatermandate.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20200331-CoP-...
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Unsustainable land use
Additional Benefits: Long-term partnership(s) created
Beneficiaries: Local communities / domestic users
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Primary Funding Source: pool
Project Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources
Project Source: CEO Water Mandate
Profile Completion: 92%

Project Overview

The serious droughts that have occurred in recent years in Australia and the increase in demand for drinking water have led local companies to promote alternatives to the use of fresh water. Accordingly Kwinana cogeneration, located near Perth, has modified its process so that it can substitute 80% of its fresh water with recycled industrial process water. Companies in the industrial zone have since followed the plantÕs example, further reducing the demand for fresh water.
Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Unsustainable land use
Project Benefits: Long-term partnership(s) created
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Local communities / domestic users
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (i.e., joint funding of several partners)
Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources

Project Narrative

At the moment there are several barriers to groundwater recharge via treated wastewater. First, treated wastewater typically does not meet recharge standards. Second, there is a lack of trust by agencies and citizens in the quality of treated effluent and its safety and finally, entities that do invest in recharge projects are not always able to claim credit. To remedy this we would like to 1) Create a prototype of an Nature Based Solution, such as a vertical wetland, in an urban context to bring STP treated effluent to groundwater recharge standards. 2) Pilot low-cost sensors for testing of groundwater to ensure that standards have been met. 3) Create a prototype of a net-metering solution to quantify recharge.

Partner Organizations

ENGIE is a French multinational energy utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, which operates in the fields of electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear, renewable energy, heating and cooling district networks, and energy services. Learn More

Elsa Favrot-Monier
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