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Desal Directions: July 2013

Posted on 31 July 2013

WA water industry great retires from Water Corporation; Cheaper seawater desalination; Register early for International Desalination Workshop; Congratulations to new Climate Change Minister; New Chancellor and Dean appointed at Murdoch.

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Desal Directions: June 2013

Posted on 26 June 2013

Future of desalination seminar at CSIRO, Perth, Thursday 27 June; AWA Membranes and Desalination Conference, Brisbane, 1-4 July; RO Design and Operation Training course, Brisbane, 24-30 July; Save the Date: Desalination Workshop, Melbourne, 28-29 November; Alarming climate forecasts show why desalination is so vital; Water-purifying oil magnets developed by PhD scholarship winner; Innovative research presentations online; Latest global desalination industry forecast.

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Desal Directions: May 2013

Posted on 29 May 2013

Progress with Renewable Energy; Strong international line-up for Membranes & Desalination Conference, Brisbane, July 2-3; July RO Design and Operation Training course in Brisbane; Chilean delegation and Degremont visit Centre to explore collaboration and partnership; Ozwater’13 insider’s guide to successful desal plant delivery process; Centre funding results in new fibre optic water quality sensor; Groundwater feed tests completed on memsys desal unit; Congratulations to new AWA President – NCEDA Board Member Graham Dooley; Welcome and congratulations to new AWA CEO Jonathan McKeown; Centre presentations online.

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Desal Directions: April 2013

Posted on 8 April 2013

Funding Round 5 now open; Economic development role of desal the focus of water policy forum, Melbourne, 26 April; Desal Research Showcase to be streamed online, 15 May; No scientific basis for alarmist anti-desal claims; Congratulations to new government line-ups; Desalination prominent on Ozwater’13 agenda, Perth, 7-9 May; SkyJuice SkyBox Auto; Adelaide desal plant official opening; March RO Design and Operation Training review; July RO Design and Operation Training course in Brisbane; NCEDA Open Day review.

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Desal Directions: March 2013

Posted on 8 March 2013

Discover Desal at annual Open Day, tomorrow 9 March; March RO Design and Operation Training course filling fast; Scholarships available for outstanding PhD and Honours students; Latest Centre research workshop presentations now online; Improving use and desalination of coal seam gas extracted water; Leading desal plant expert joins Centre; Adelaide desal plant shortlisted for global award; Embedded energy of bottled water; Be social – join the online water conversation.

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Desal Directions: January 2013

Posted on 29 January 2013

Discover latest research innovations at February 6 workshop; Register now for RO Design and Operation Training; Supply and security of desal invaluable says WA Government; Energy-efficient Adelaide plant delivering billions of litres to South Australia; Education Minister visits Desal Discovery Centre; Centre plays a role in encouraging more to consider a uni education; The unique 1870s Chaplin Distiller; Great ocean reservoir as viewed from space.

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Desal Directions: December 2012

Posted on 17 December 2012

Australia’s Decade of Desal; New Board expertise to enhance Centre reputation; US desal expert appointed to NCEDA Commercialisation Advisory Committee; Engineering thesis improves pilot plant control system; Student wins best oral paper in Korea; Environmental engineering PhD scholarship at the University of Queensland; No water restrictions; RO Design and Operation Training in 2013; Researcher Profile: Dr Olga Barron, CSIRO.

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Desal Directions: November 2012

Posted on 7 November 2012

DDC a finalist in WA Water Awards; Fortune 500 company AECOM supports Centre research; Majority of Australian public favours desalination; Future bright for new membrane innovations; Help us grow a strong online community; Researcher Profile: Professor Huanting Wang, Monash University.

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Desal Directions: August 2012

Posted on 22 August 2012

Special presentation on new US biofouling research findings, Rockingham, 28 August; RO Design and Operation Training, Rockingham, 2-4 October; Thanks to retiring Board Members; Sustainable Membrane Coalition launched; Discovery Centre popularity grows; Eight new PhD scholarships awarded; New US career for SA R&D engineer; East coast planners need to hold nerve on major infrastructure; Researcher profile: Dr Ho Kyong Shon, University of Technology Sydney

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Desal Directions: July 2012

Posted on 13 July 2012

GHD joins as third Gold Industry Sponsor; WA’s foresight in embracing desal recognised; Australian desal leads in green energy use; Busting common myths about desalination; Researcher profile: Prof. Michael Porter, Deakin University; Staff news: Misty-Lee Palmer appointed as Research Program Manager

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