The Australian water sector was united in its call for a more streamlined and consistent approach to the validation of treatment technologies. WaterVal is a collaborative effort involving researchers, water utilities, regulators and the private sector to deliver the solution.Read on
A validation framework reduces duplication of effort for both regulators and industry, decreases the regulatory burden on the water sector, promotes innovation and competition, and supports more streamlined approvals for efficient and effective water treatment technology.
The engagement of the traditional water industry, manufacturers and smaller system operators together with regulators has been a feature of WaterVal. It is important that this is maintained.
WaterVal will go a long way towards supporting developers of new water management technology, who deal routinely with 6 states, 2 territories, and hundreds of councils Australia-wide.
A national validation framework will streamline assessment of treatment technology performance and allow for efficient design and planning with increased certainty of outcomes and ultimately better value for customers.
WaterVal is underpinned by world-leading research. Together with its partnerships with utilities and the private industry, it provides focus on practical application and quality water outcomes.Read on
Validation of component technologies must occur before a water treatment scheme is operational. Validation is the assessment process confirming the performance of treatment technologies when operated within specified boundaries or parameters.
The protocols that underpin the national validation framework are progressively being reviewed by industry.Read on