Opportunities for Local Businesses to be involved in the New Water Centre of Excellence in Jaipur
The Centre of Excellence in Water and Resource Management in Jaipur, Rajasthan is moving closer to providing real opportunities for businesses to collaborate on joint projects and initiatives.
Karlene Maywald, the South Australian Strategic Advisor of Water Opportunities along with Hydro-dis, a WIA member, recently visited Jaipur to progress business opportunities and to attend the first Steering Committee meeting of the CoE. The Rajasthan CoE Steering Committee confirmed a suite of projects that will be delivered collectively with research and industry partners from both India and South Australia. Project leads are currently in the process of preparing project plans and liaising with Indian counterparts.
We anticipate that there will be a number of opportunities for South Australian industry and businesses to demonstrate their technologies, skills and expertise in India. Some of the projects which are likely to require industry involvement include a project looking at opportunities for Managed Aquifer Recharge, another on water sensitive design and village scale wastewater treatment project.
As these opportunities develop they will be shared with members. To read the full article, please click here .
Potential for more than 5000 Jobs as Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme Progresses
A proposal to expand the use of recycled water for primary production in the Northern Adelaide Plains suggests there is the potential to create more than 5000 jobs.
The proposal was developed by a consortium of companies after SA Water called for Expressions of Interest to use an additional 20 gigalitres of recycled water from the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant as part of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme.
The State Government, through SA Water, will now progress the consortium’s proposal to the feasibility stage and examine the potential economic and employment benefits of the proposal, with interim results expected by the end of 2016.
The Water Industry Alliance (WIA) is working closing with the Government to ensure WIA members are involved in the initiative and receive opportunities as a result. To read the full press release, please click here.
SARMS-IIIP Capability Listing
The Water Industry Alliance has opened to all companies the opportunity to register their capabilities for inclusion in the Irrigation Capability Irrigation Industry Service Provider Directory.
The South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS) will build strong and sustainable irrigation communities and help to secure water resources needed for a healthy environment and a prosperous state. SARMS is a $265 million funding package resulting from collaborative efforts between the Australian and South Australian Governments and the water industry.
SARMS will be delivered by the South Australian Government and has been designed to achieve the outcomes sought by the Water Industry Alliance in their original River Murray Improvement Program proposal. For further information on SARMS-3IP, head to the PIRSA website .
All the details both of how to access the service provider directory and how to submit your company's capabilities are available here
Smart Specialisation Clusters
The South Australian water industry has a number of areas where it has excelled and is now one of the global leaders. Some of these areas have been identified and specialisation groups have been formed to foster the continued leadership of the technologies and the companies, government departments and research & training institutions that drive them forward.
The WIA facilitates two globally leading smart specialisation groups, MAR Hub and WaRDA, cluster groups who hold expertise in managed aquifer recharge and wastewater for regional and decentralised applications.
For further information on MAR Hub and WaRDA, please click here.