LEARNING FROM INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS Hunter Lovins Mathis Wackernagel Jonathan Porritt George Amory Lovins Richard Ashley Tchobanoglous11
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
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
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.
TOOLS DEVELOPED OR ADAPTED Energy Maps Multi criteria Analysis Risk Management Framework Valuation of Externalities Life Cycle Assessment…….
ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS USING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
YARRA VALLEY WATER’S RESPONSEINFRASTRUCTURE Moving from a Linear model to a closed loop
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)
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
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