Pipeline innovations combat drought losses


With many areas of Australia facing severe drought – some the worst in 400 years – great importance is being placed on water pipeline construction, maintenance and elimination of leakages over local, regional and far-reaching networks

The Australian government has acknowledged the scale of the challenge with a $12.9 million Water for the Future plan focussed on more efficient water infrastructure and refurbishment of older pipes and systems.

Such initiatives are seeing the arrival of new technologies to assist in the process of preventing, locating and repairing water losses by public and private water authorities, agribusiness irrigators, and engineers and operators in water-dependent industries, including food, beverage and mining.