Thinking by Market - Water

Biological filtration for sustainable treatment of groundwater

Biological filtration

Aurecon Associate for Water Engineering, Geoff du Toit , discusses using biological filtration for the sustainable treatment of groundwater that is rich in soluble iron and manganese in the Overstrand Municipality, South Africa.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water & wastewater treatment

Strengthening resilience in Africa’s river basins

A river in Lesotho

Johan Minnie, who heads up Aurecon’s Risk & Resilience Management, explains how resilience in Africa’s river basins can be strengthened.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water resources management, Dams

Traditional consultation is dead

Community engagement

Aurecon’s Joel Fredericks and Kylie Cochrane on the impact of digital technology on the future of consultation.

Markets: Water, Built Environment
Expertise: Infrastructure advisory, Infrastructure design, Water resources management

Dams: protecting water quality

Dams Protecting water quality

Dramatic events such as droughts can lead to a change in the water quality of shallow reservoirs, resulting in a switch from a clear to a turbid state.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Dams, 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

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 & wastewater treatment

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 & terminals, Environmental management

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: Infrastructure advisory, Infrastructure design

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 & distribution, Urbanisation, Telecommunications infrastructure, Data & ICT facilities

Comparing institutional forms for urban water supply

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 & wastewater treatment

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: Built Environment, Transport, Energy, Water
Expertise: Rail & rail systems, Building design, Sustainability

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, Built Environment, Transport
Expertise: Water resources management, Urbanisation

Will urbanisation break the big cities?


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
Expertise: Urbanisation, Health

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

People profile: Kylie Cochrane

Kylie Cochrane

Kylie is a senior communication professional at Aurecon with more than 20 years of experience in community and stakeholder engagement, strategic communication and issues management.

Markets: Airports, Transport, Water
Expertise: Airports, Rail & rail systems, Roads & highways

Adaptable airports: designing resilience

Climate change

In the coming years, airports will be significantly challenged to plan for and adapt to climate change induced risks. Trinity Graham, discusses how climate change factors will affect airports and what airport operators might consider for future planning.

Markets: Transport, Water
Expertise: Airports, Water resources management

People profile: Trinity Graham

Trinity Graham

Meet Trinity Graham, a water expert with 20 years of experience in water management issues that impact airside and landside infrastructure.

Markets: Airports, Transport, Water
Expertise: Airports, Water resources management

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 , Built Environment, Transport, Water
Expertise: Programme & project management

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 & wastewater treatment, Programme & project management

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, Dams

Water resource management on an urban planet

Water resources management

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

Embracing urban sustainability

Community garden

Developing a systems thinking approach to sustainable cities.

Markets: Energy, Renewable energy, Water