Planning, Governance & Regulation

Leading potable reuse

Governance and decision-making can either make or break a potable water recycling project.

As a newer and inherently more complex than a more traditional water supply option, stakeholder engagement for potable reuse projects needs to clearly outline the decision making process, identify information requirements and define the multiple parties involved.

A critical part of the process is the independent participation of health regulators as is linking investment decisions with the cost of water supply to consumers.

Case Studies

South East Queensland Western Corridor Project

Western Australia (Perth) Groundwater Replenishment Trial

Water Purification in the ACT

Governance Summary Report

This overarching report, undertaken by Marsden Jacob Associates, analyses three potable reuse schemes in Australia. It identifies principles to guide stakeholder engagement relating to planning, governance and regulation. The case studies can be downloaded from this page.

Water reuse - feasible and safe

A report by the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineers (ATSE) calls on governments, community leaders, water utilities, scientists, engineers and other experts not to pre-emptively exclude potable reuse and makes six recommendations to stimulate its adoption.