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Arup polls Australian water use

Dozens of forest fires, possible management fires, Western Australia. Credit: MODIS/Aqua/NASA

Arup has launched a water use and security survey aimed at Australian consumers and the water industry. 

Arup and the Australian Water Association have launched the Australian Water Survey to investigate and compare attitudes to water use and security among consumers and industry professionals.

“For many Australians, water is only a topic talked about during a drought or a flood. It’s usually something only brought up in conversation when water is contaminated or supply is low,” said Australian Water Association chief executive Jonathan McKeown.

“Water is something we use every single day for many aspects of our lives, so why don’t we think about the importance of it more often? How confident can we be that all Australians will have water security in the future and how confident can the community be that the government will ensure water security for all Australians in the future?”

The survey results will be presented in October at the IWA World Water Congress in Brisbane.

“Australia’s future prosperity is directly linked to how we manage water and how we secure sufficient water to meet the needs of our growing population, diversified industries, and the environment,” said Daniel Lambert, who leads Arup’s water and urban renewal business in Australasia.

Australian residents can take the survey here. The survey closes on 12 August.

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