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Study Tours



Previous tours

IWA Study Tour: Integrated Water Supply Solutions - Recycled, desalinated, storm, ground and reservoir water

IWA Study Tour Report (PDF 4.5 Mb)
Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Singapore 15-26 of June 2010


IWA (Institute of Water Administration) commissioned Atura to conduct a study tour on Integrated Water Supply Solutions in June 2010.  The study tour investigated the integration of a diversity of water sources when managing regional and urban water supplies into the future; greywater, stormwater, aquifer water, desalinated water, recycled water, reservoir water and rainwater.

This study tour was targeted to address the particular challenges for Australian water managers and suppliers, as they are seeking to integrate various water sources in order to ensure sustainable supplies to our growing towns and cities. The tour began in Melbourne and headed through Adelaide, Perth and Darwin before finishing in Singapore for International Water Week (June 28 to July 2, 2010). Participants had the option of staying on in Singapore to attend the Water Expo before heading home.


Tour Report (PDF 4.5 Mb)

Sustainable water sources, innovations and applications - Opportunities for Australia (2008)

United Arab  Emirates (Dubai), Israel, Spain

Lead by Dr Daryl Stevens at Atura and Jim Kelly from Arris.


Tour Report (PDF 2.8 Mb)

Recycled Water Study Tour (2005)

Singapore, Mexico, USA (California & Florida)
This study tour was conducted by Daryl Stevens at Atura and Jim Kelly from Arris.


Tour Report (pdf 2.3 Mb)


Biosolids Investigative Tour (2002)

France & England

A study tour to England and France was designed to give people involved with biosolids in Australia an opportunity to experience, first hand, how biosolids are managed in these countries, ultimately improving our management of biosolids in Australia. The tour formed part of the communication strategy for the Australian National Biosolids Research Program. The program has the overall aim of developing a sound scientific approach to assessing and implementing realistic guidelines for agricultural use of biosolids, suitable for a wide range of Australian soils and environmental conditions.


Tour Report (pdf 1.4 Mb)


Horticulture Australia Recycled Water Study Tour (2001)

Israel & USA (California and Florida)


Tour Report (pdf 1.6 Mb)

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