National Water Week – 18 to 24 October 2015
October 20, 2015
National Water Week, which has been running since 1993, is dedicated to encouraging individuals, businesses and government to take action to protect our vital water resources.
National Water Week, which has been running since 1993, is dedicated to encouraging individuals, businesses and government to take action to protect our vital water resources. Every year there is a different theme and this year’s theme, “Innovation” is ever more fitting as Australia moves to boost collaboration between business, industry and our higher education sectors in an effort to ensure Australia continues to succeed on the competitive global stage.
With Australia being a country of continual floods and droughts and currently in the grips of what is promising to be a monster El Niño it is also a timely reminder that water needs to be used wisely.
Hydroflux considers itself at the forefront of water and wastewater innovation and is continually refining and improving water and wastewater treatment and developing innovative methods of recycling water for reuse. Innovations including the energy and space saving GT-DAF™ for treating food court wastewater and intelligent HySmart™ SBR biological system are two recent examples of Hydroflux’s home grown Australian technology.
Here are a couple of other more famous world first innovations that great Australian individuals or companies have brought to the world:
- In 1953 the CSIRO team gave the world the Solar Hot Water system, although that possibly led to longer showers.
- In 1980 Caroma Australia developed the world’s first dual flush so we could save water flushing number one’s. This great invention is responsible for saving in excess of 32,000 Litres of water per household per year!
- And lastly in 1965, our Mum’s favourite and nothing really to do with water innovation, except in that it stops wine oxidising and thus is not wasted – the wine cask, invented in South Australia and still available today for the connoisseurs of fine claret today.