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National Groundwater Awareness Week – 2020

  Today marks the start of NGWA’s Groundwater Awareness Week in Australia! Did you know over 50% of the world’s population rely on groundwater as their primary drinking water source?   Keeping our groundwater free of contaminants is essential for ensuring stable freshwater sources into the future!   Fact Sources:   1U.S Geological Survey (2020). […]

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How Maleny Is Leading the Way in Times of Drought for Regional Towns

Approximately 80% of the water used in Australian households becomes wastewater, as highlighted by Roberta Ryan writing for ‘The Conversation’1. In most cases, once wastewater is treated it is often disposed of with no planned reuse in mind. The need to recycle our wastewater has never been greater. Diminishing water supplies in the wake of […]

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Landscape view of the Maleny Wetland and Disposal Forest

Maleny STP | Infographic

    The Water and Carbon Group was awarded the contract to design the effluent disposal forest and tertiary treatment wetland for the $17m upgrade to the Maleny Sewage Treatment Plant. The specialist design provided a sustainable treatment and disposal pathway, while creating an opportunity to restore natural biodiversity and create an ecological asset for […]

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Narrogin WWTP | Infographic

    The Water and Carbon Group was awarded the design and construct contract to upgrade the Narrogin WWTP. The plant was upgraded through combining a high-density constructed wetland with a plastic media trickling filter. The solution utilises gravity and passive processes to reduce nitrogen concentration by 83% without increasing energy demand. The Narrogin Wastewater […]

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Aerial view of the Environmental Arboretum bordering with the Griffith University Logan Campus

Griffith University Environmental Arboretum | Infographic

    The Griffith University Arboretum and Riparian Restoration was uniquely designed by the Water and Carbon Group to restore riparian vegetation along the Logan River and  transform 9.5 ha of unused ex-pastoral land into a visually appealing land-based asset that provides educational, amenity and passive recreational benefits. Aside from being regularly used by the students […]

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Aerial view of the boardwalk and observatory over the Shailer Park Wetland

Shailer Park Wetland | Infographic

    Shailer Park Wetland was designed and built by the Water and Carbon Group in 2014 with a goal of efficiently improving the quality of the storm water entering the Logan River while providing strong value to the community through maximising parkland and creating a forest adjacent to an active recreational space. Community bird […]

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SER Australasia Conference

The Water and Carbon Group recently concluded a 5-year project partnering with Logan City Council, Griffith University and the Australian Government to complete 25 hectares of targeted reforestation across 6 sites in Slacks Creek.  The Slacks Creek Restoration Project was greatly successful in creating long-term ecological assets for the Logan community. Following this, our Project […]

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Shailer Pioneer Park Wetland

The Water and Carbon Group’s Shailer Pioneer Park Wetland is a key component of the Logan City Council’s Slacks Creek Catchment Recovery Project. The wetland provides improved stormwater treatment, habitat values and flood mitigation while also enhancing the recreational opportunities in the park. The wetland demonstrates the multiple benefits which can be achieved through ecologically […]

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Sundrop Farms – July 2016

Sundrop Farms The Water and Carbon Group (WCG) has recently commissioned our low energy, eco-friendly, wastewater treatment system for Sundrop Farms, a tomato growing greenhouse facility at Port Augusta. WCG was contracted to design & construct the system to treat the following wastewater streams: Sanitary sewage from the 200 no. (approx.) workers (toilets, basins, showers, […]

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Sludge Treatment Reed Bed Pilot (STRB) Pilot Project – June 2016

Sludge Treatment Reed Bed Pilot (STRB) Pilot Project – Wacol Sewage Treatment Plant Let the works commence for June 2016. Established at Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) Sewage Treatment Plant, Wacol, QLD, Australia, this STRB pilot project is part of The Water and Carbon Group’s optimisation and dimensioning process for our sludge treatment reed bed service. In […]

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