Urban waterways health
Stormwater harvesting and reuse
Water pollution treatment systems
Helping Melbourne keep its urban river and water systems healthy underpins David’s research. Population growth and climate change are expected to place pressure on existing water supplies – stormwater provides an alternative source of supply, provided it can be effectively treated to remove pollutants. David has two project areas: one is identifying the pollutants that accumulate in stormwater; the other is improving stormwater harvesting and reuse by developing sustainable, low-cost, low-energy treatment systems to remove those pollutants.
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It's 2050, and Melbourne has run dry
Suppose Melbourne reaches its own Day Zero and is without water. How would we have reached that point, and how would we respond?