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Who gives a Crap? Pardon my French, but that IS the question… When our Consulting Engineer, Geraldine started talking about a rather risqué sounding toilet paper that was here to save the planet, we thought she was loo-py... but as the flush left our cheeks, we realised she might be on to something. A loo paper that is soft, strong, cost effective, environmentally friendly, would give us a giggle in the office AND was literally saving lives with every purchase… we had to get to the bottom of this! Who Gives a Crap (WGAC) started in 2012 when three Aussie blokes stumbled across the stats that approximately 40% of the world’s population don’t have access to toilet facilities... all toilet humo

Sustainable Development Goal 6: An Australian Perspective

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. They came into effect in January 2016 and are being used to guide the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) funding allocation until 2030. These are the targets for Goal 6: B

The Other Eden: Climate Change Irony

Global warming has been unavoidable in the media lately. A paper was recently published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with the full title Global warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. Some of the stats on this paper: 91 authors and review editors authors and review editors from 40 countries over 6,000 technical references thousands of expert and government reviewers. Anthropogenic climate change is a g

Is your plant using automation effectively?

While online monitoring of water treatment processes has been commonplace for some time, the increasing accessibility and viability of SCADA systems and cloud-based solutions has improved opportunities for water and waste water treatment plants to use online monitoring to reduce operator workload and improve water safety. Online monitoring is a key enabler for automation and frees operators to focus on the delivery of safe water by reducing the reliance on grab sampling and manual operation of plant. Online monitoring supports the consistent operation of plants and implementation of the schemes' quality management plan. Depending on the configuration of the instrument, a number of key functi

 

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