Thinking by Market - Water

Water infrastructure assets: An integrated approach to programme, portfolio and project delivery

Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant, Australia

Aurecon’s Programme, Portfolio and Project Delivery Leader John Mason says that programme and portfolio management offer benefits to the planning, delivery and maintenance of water infrastructure.

Markets: Water, Government
Expertise: Asset management, Programme and project delivery

Communicating with infrastructure in the connected age

Cable information

Colin Dominish writes about the shift from the age of Information, to the Connected Age, where infrastructure will converse with itself and humans in ways that transform the built environment.

Markets: Data & telecommunications, Energy, Water
Expertise: Power transmission and distribution, Asset management, Urbanisation

Engineering Meteorology: Making informed decisions to deliver project solutions

An example of an urban comfort index

Michael Green, Engineering Meteorologist, Aurecon, discusses how engineering meteorology can assist in project challenges and help improve the resilience of operational and infrastructure design.

Markets: Energy, Water, Property, Transport
Expertise: Renewable energy, Water resources management, Urbanisation

Will urbanisation break the big cities?

Urbanisation

Currently, about 60 million people move into cities every year. That’s more than one million more people arriving every week, in a city somewhere in the world, each with an expectation of better access to jobs, better education for their children, better health-care and a better quality of life.

Markets: Data & telecommunications, Energy, Transmission and distribution, Water, Government

Project drivers

Abbot Point Coal Terminal, Australia

Every major project is unique, encompassing different sponsor and stakeholder environments, different objectives and external influences.

Markets: Construction, Data & telecommunications, Defence, Energy, Government, International development assistance, Resources , Property, Transport, Water
Expertise: Programme and project delivery

Working with manufacturers

Matt Vorrasi, Aurecon, visits pump manufacturer KSB IRUR Spain

For the Adelaide Desalination Project, SA Water requested that Aurecon's Matt Vorrasi and Michael Velissario relocate to Spain and provide client oversight for large complex procurement.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water and waste water treatment, Programme and project delivery

Jobs and water security

Mokolo Crocodile Water Augmentation Project, South Africa

In order to meet South Africa’s future energy needs, utilisation of the Waterberg coal fields in the Limpopo province, South Africa, is expected to increase tenfold over the next 20 years.

Markets: Energy, Water
Expertise: Power generation, Bulk water and dams

Water resource management on an urban planet

Water is a prerequisite for human and ecosystem health, as well as for the success of a wide range of industrial and agricultural enterprises.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water resources management

Ensuring the sustainable use of water resources to satisfy multi-lateral needs

Joint Maputo River Basin Water Resources Study, Mozambique

Andrew Tanner, Aurecon’s Specialist Consultant for Water Resources Management, discusses how developing Integrated Water and Resource Management (IWRM) strategies and plans are important building blocks towards achieving both national and multi-lateral objectives.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water resources management

A critical analysis of the coastal management act

Cape Town, South Africa

With the promulgation and enactment of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, a paradigm shift in coastal management has occurred in South Africa.

Markets: Water, Government
Expertise: Ports and coastal, Environmental and community planning

Securing a reliable water source for Paarl’s increasing demands

Meulwater Water Treatment Works, South Africa

Brendon Theunissen, Project Manager at Aurecon, discusses how a novel treatment process has provided significant cost savings for Meulwater Water Treatment Works.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water and waste water treatment, Bulk water and dams

Embracing urban sustainability

Community garden

Developing a systems thinking approach to sustainable cities.

Markets: Energy, Renewable energy, Water
Expertise: Building sciences

A new era of crucial focus on achieving increased sustainability

A new era of crucial focus on achieving increased sustainability

In this article, Jeff Robinson highlights a few of the emerging trends he believes have the potential to driver greener ways of going about our everyday lives.

Markets: Property, Transport, Energy, Water
Expertise: Building sciences, Rail

Comparing institutional forms for urban water supply

More than one billion people in the world today lack access to safe drinking water. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals’ initiative aims to cut this figure in half by 2015.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water resources management, Water and waste water treatment

Tunnelling - delivering modern solutions with proven approaches

Tunnel excavation by roadheader on the Eastlink Project

Tunnels play a critical role in the ongoing delivery and maintenance of the infrastructure required in an urbanising world.

Markets: Transport, Water
Expertise: Ground engineering