The strength of WaterVal is in its relevance to, and support from, private enterprise, water utilities and regulators.

Jonathan McKeown

Chief Executive, Australian Water Association

WalterVal 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. It also creates a focal point for all tiers of Australian government to monitor developments in the sector. In 2016 we recognise the importance of quality and reliability assurance of worthy products offered to market. WaterVal is a significant development that helps decision-makers back Australia’s ‘innovation agenda’.

Adam Lovell

Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia

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.

David Cunliffe

Principal water quality specialist with SA Health

WaterVal will provide a consistent approach to evaluating and validating processes that is needed by regulators to support cost effective implementation of water supply schemes. The need for a validation scheme will be ongoing as new technologies are developed and existing technologies are improved.

What is WaterVal?

WaterVal provides a nationally consistent approach to the validation of water treatment technologies to enhance confidence in managing water treatment and supply.

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WaterVal benefits are delivered through an integrated management framework, including technology validation protocols, expert technical assessment, certification and data/information management functions.

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The 9 Elements

Based on national and international best practice, and backed by rigorous scientific research, each WaterVal protocol includes nine elements of validation, ensuring consistency and uniformity for users.

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Why WaterVal?

Current treatment technology validation arrangements across Australia are often duplicative. Higher costs, inconsistencies and longer times to achieve validation can inhibit innovation and efficiency, while potentially increasing the risks to water management outcomes.

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