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15 Oct 2019

Quality management frameworks, be they water quality, environmental, asset management or workplace health and safety are only effective if they are implemented and teams have adequate training in their implementation.

Sometimes the cost of training is seen as a barrier...

29 Apr 2019

Many water providers have set up or are considering setting up the ability to undertake microbiological testing in-house (e.g. for total coliforms and E. coli). Regulatory requirements specify frequent microbiological testing of every water supply.

Due to logistical cha...

30 Aug 2018

“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” – Daniel Keys Moran

We need data to check that our treatment processes are working as required (e.g. critical control points) and verify that we are providing safe quality water to ou...

29 Mar 2018

Review and audit – is there a difference?

Well, the review and audit of a risk management plan (e.g. DWQMP or DWMS) are two separate activities to be undertaken, each for its own purpose....

1 Mar 2018

Viridis is a new member of WaterRA and were pleased to attend our first members' meeting in February. This was a fantastic experience, to be in a room with so many people passionate about water quality and the research that they were doing.

Students from the WaterRA Edu...

1 Mar 2018

Setting the right critical limit is possibly the most important factor in managing water quality risk and ensuring the safe supply of water, whether it's drinking water or recycled water. When the critical limits are right, there is confidence that action will be taken...

25 Oct 2017

No one looks forward to an audit. They are inevitable, but you can make sure you get additional value from the process, rather than just ticking a box for the regulator. It is not often you have the opportunity to take a critical look at how the risk management plan is...

4 Oct 2017

Tap water versus bottled water – seems to come up every now and then! Why do some people choose bottled water? The answer varies but ‘lack of trust in the quality of tap water’ does get thrown around.

The customers need to feel secure and confident that the quality of w...

15 Aug 2017

Tasleem Hasan, one of our senior consultants, has a technical paper published in the August 2017 edition of the AWA Current magazine - “Is the risk-based management plan going to work?

The paper discusses the ACE pillars needed for effective implementation of a risk ma...

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