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.

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Research Into Practice

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.

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What is Validation?

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.

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