Tony Kelly – Future Directions In The Water Industry

706 views

Published on

Published in: Business, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Tony Kelly – Future Directions In The Water Industry

  1. 1. FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN THE WATERINDUSTRYTony Kelly Managing DirectorYarra Valley WaterAugust 2011
  2. 2. THE EVOLUTION OF URBAN WATER Brown et al Monash University
  3. 3. THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE “The economy is dependent on the environment (for the provision of natural resources) and our standards of living are dependent on the economy” John Elkington
  4. 4. It follows……..If we want to sustain our standards of living we need to look after the environment
  5. 5. WHY BOTHER?GDP per capita ($US) Ecological footprint
  6. 6. WHY BOTHER
  7. 7. WHY BOTHER – GREENHOUSE GAS Global Comparisons - Per Person Emissions
  8. 8. WHY BOTHER – POPULATION GROWTH IT TOOK MELBOURNE 100 YEARS TO REACH A POPULATION OF 1 MILLION IT WILL TAKE ONLY 15 YEARS TO ADD ANOTHER 1 MILLION PEOPLE
  9. 9. WHY BOTHER?
  10. 10. BUILDING OUR UNDERSTANDING
  11. 11. LEARNING FROM INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS Hunter Lovins Mathis Wackernagel Jonathan Porritt George  Amory Lovins Richard Ashley Tchobanoglous11
  12. 12. PARTNERING WITH PROGRESSIVEWATER UTILITIES Anglian Water UK Yorkshire Water UK Hamburg Wasser Germany East Bay Municipal Utility District USA Copenhagen Energy Denmark Fraunhofer Institute Germany  
  13. 13. PARTNERING WITH PROGRESSIVELOCAL ORGANISATIONS CSIRO  RMIT Centre for Design MAB Stocklands Melbourne Water Vic Urban City of Hume  City of Manningham City of Murrindindi City of Mooreland
  14. 14. OUR STRATEGIC INTENT “Water Is Life” Yarra Valley Water exists to provide water and sewerage services that contribute to the health and well being of its Customers and the Environment We strive to lead the global water industry in serving the Customer and the Environment. Supported by Our high performing business culture & Continuously improving our efficiency.
  15. 15. TOOLS DEVELOPED OR ADAPTED Energy Maps Multi criteria Analysis Risk Management Framework Valuation of Externalities Life Cycle Assessment…….
  16. 16. ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS USING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
  17. 17. YARRA VALLEY WATER’S RESPONSEINFRASTRUCTURE Moving from a Linear model to a closed loop
  18. 18. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS Combined Water & Sewerage Function Energy use (kWhr/ML) Water pumping station 40-450 Sewerage pumping station 140 Conventional water supply treatment 50 Recycled water treatment (membranes) 200 Dual membrane filtration plant 400 Wastewater treatment 500-1000 Household pressure pumps (for rainwater 230-3100 tanks)
  19. 19. VIDEO……………
  20. 20. YVW CONTRIBUTIONS Trialling  Zero net  40%  Self Imposed  Developed a  Melbourne  several Greenhouse  reduction in  Nutrient cap  lowest  alternative  A Liveable  Gas  per person  on river  community  sources of  City emissions water use discharges cost model  water
  21. 21. WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS  Maintenance of a water conservation ethic Rigorous objective assessment of new supply options  Smaller ecological footprint Affordable prices & safety nets for the vulnerable Healthier rivers and Bays Improved water supply security
  22. 22. YARRAVALLEYTHANK YOUWATER

×