An investigation into emerging sustainable water technologies

Introduction

Water is vital for all forms of life on Planet Earth. In a time of Climate Change, Global Warming and the resulting changing weather patterns it is becoming increasingly clear that we as a society must develop new technologies and solutions to minimise the impact of future drought events, whilst also attempting to minimise our impact on our planet.

The primary aim of this project has been to identify and analyse current and future trends in the areas of sustainable catchment, distribution and usage of water. The sustainable water technologies have been analysed in terms of their potential contribution to the current urban water system as well as in terms of both their possible positive and negative effects on the environment.

This project has been completed as part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying and Spatial Information Systems) degree offered by the School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

This website hopes to provide a brief overview of the topics covered in the project. Information regarding the full text version of this thesis and additional information can be found in the 'further reading' section of this site.