Resources

Welcome to our Resources page where you where you will find downloadable content from our experts, ranging from conference papers and abstracts right through to thought leadership. 

Find our resources under the appropriate headings below:

Water

Ozwater’17 Conference Abstracts:

How Much Can Be Saved? Energy Cost Reduction at 9 STPs – Author/s: Cameron Staib (Technical Discipline Leader, Process – Asia Pacific – MWH, now part of Stantec), Elena Mejia Likosova (Process/Project Engineer – MWH, now part of Stantec), Nicholas Collins (Process Engineer – MWH, now part of Stantec), Michael Thomas (Unitywater), King Intrapaiboon (Unitywater), Rui Yang (Unitywater)

Ever wished your rates bill was lower? Creating energy efficiencies in sewage treatment operations is not only good for the operator but the customer may ultimately benefit too. In his OzWater 2017 poster presentation, Cameron Staib shares a Queensland utility’s journey to identify energy savings above and beyond those already being realised.

Holistically Optimising Odour Control Spend in Sewer Networks – Author/s:  Ari Shammay (Senior Process Engineer – MWH, now part of Stantec/ University of New South Wales), Ian Evanson (Principal Process Engineer – Technical Leader (Odour Management) –  MWH, now part of Stantec)

Wastewater odour can be unpleasant for communities and a challenge for Utilities. Local authorities need to balance their operational costs against any odour’s potential impact on neighbouring communities. This week at OzWater17 in Sydney, Senior Process Engineer Ari Shammay will explore how it would be possible for regional councils to reduce their chemical dosing costs without impacting the surrounding community.

Pursuing a Biological Solution Without Bio-Sludge Author/s: Glen Hadiardja (Process Engineer – MWH, now part of Stantec), Chiew H Wong (Principal Process Engineer – MWH, now part of Stantec), Jose Gonzalez (Sydney Water), Andrew Findlay (Microvi Biotech Inc)

Bio-sludge treatment and disposal can be costly so utilities are exploring techniques to minimise or eliminate it altogether. Process Engineer, Glen Hadiardja, presented at OzWater17 on a pilot trial using MB-N2 technology with a major NSW utility to assess its potential benefits over conventional technologies, including reduced waste sludge production. This presentation is a case study on the implications of emerging technologies on the wider water sector. 

Achieving Zero Effluent Phosphorus – The Membrane Treatment Solution – Author/s: C.H. Wong (Principal Process Engineer – MWH, now part of Stantec), Glen Hadiardja (Process Engineer – MWH, now part of Stantec), John McAndrew (Asia Pacific Technical Discipline Lead, Process – MWH, now part of Stantec), V. Corling (Queanbeyan – Palerang Regional Council)

As communities grow, environmental regulators are restricting the phosphorus levels contained in wastewater effluent as it discharges into waterways.  Glen Hadiardja’s OzWater17 paper looks at utilising currently available technologies and good operational management to juggle very low phosphorus limit (<0.5 mg/L) and TDS constraints in a semi-closed loop recycled water system.

Ozwater’16 Conference Abstracts:

Moving Wastewater Treatment Facilities to Resource Recovery Facilities – Author/s:  Dr Art Umble (Americas Wastewater Practice Lead, MWH Global USA), Dr John Messenger (Asia Pacific Advanced Water Treatment Practice Leader, MWH Global Australia) and James McQuarrie (Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Denver CO, USA)

Benefits and Savings of the DOT – Author/s: Alana Duncker (Senior Consultant, Hawksley Australia), Joanna Chen (SA Water Corporation), and Darren Broad (Optimatics)

Risk Based Odour Management – Author/s: Ari Shammay (Senior Process Engineer, MWH Global Australia/ University of New South Wales), Ian Evanson (Principal Process Engineer – Technical Leader (Odour Management), MWH Global Australia) and Jose Gonzalez (Sydney Water, Australia)

Moving Wastewater Treatment Facilities to Resource Recovery Facilities – Author/s: Clint Cantrell (Global Practice Leader, Stormwater and Wastewater Networks, MWH Global NZ), Catherine Port (Sydney Water, Australia), Michele Cassidy (Sydney Water, Australia), Natasha Abulafia (Sydney Water, Australia), Tiffany Chen (Sydney Water, Australia) and Frank Garofalow (formerly NSW Environment Protection Authority, Australia)


 

Environmental Management

Goldfields Environmental Management Group Conference 2016

Updating the Leading Practice in Sustainable Development (LPSD) Mine Closure Guide Australia 2015 – Author/s: Harley Lacy (Principal Environmental Consultant Mining and Mine Closure, MWH Global), Kim Bennett (Principal Mine Closure Specialist, MWH Global)

Using hatching trials to assess the aquatic biota in dry salt lakes and wetlands – Author/s: Syngeon Rodman (Aquatic Ecologist, MWH Global),  Jay Puglisi (Senior Environmental Scientist, MWH Global), Fiona Taukulis (Senior Aquatic Scientist, MWH Global)

Dewatering Discharge in the Goldfields Ecology, Monitoring, Management and Mitigation – Author/s: Fiona Taukulis (Senior Aquatic Scientist, MWH Global)


Austral Ecology – A journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere 

Effects of long-term fire exclusion and frequent fire on plant community comoposition – A case study from semi-arid shrublands – Author/s: Chris Knuckey (Senior Ecologist, MWH Global), Eddie Van Etten (Centre for Ecosystem Management, School of Natural Sciences, Edith Cowan University), Tim Doherty (Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University) Please note: if you want further information please contact Chris Knuckey.

 

Energy & Power

Below is a selection of published Journal articles and Conference papers from Dr Chi-fai Wan, Principal Engineer (Dams) MWH Australia. Dr Wan has 32 years of experience in civil and dams engineering and published a number of papers on dam design, risk assessment, numerical modelling, internal erosion and suffusion in embankment dams. Currently Dr Wan is MWH Principal Dams Engineer providing advice on dam safety matters to Central Highlands Water and East Gippsland Water in Victoria. He is also leading the design of the upgrade works for West Gellibrand Dam for Barwon Water in Victoria.