Water Reclamation Centre, Canada
The Regional Municipality of York is developing one of the most advanced wastewater treatment facilities in Canada. Designed by GHD, the Water Reclamation Centre will help restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by producing ultra-low phosphorus concentration. Following work on the environmental assessment, we will also provide construction administration, water resources modelling and stakeholder engagement services.
Wetland Condition Assessment, Australia
For Melbourne Water, we have developed a large-scale condition assessment across 1100 stormwater treatment assets – constructed wetlands, sediment ponds and lakes. We used remote sensing technology to assess vegetation cover – as a measure of the condition of the spatially fragmented assets – virtually eliminating the need for fieldwork. As a result, Melbourne Water estimates AUD20M could be saved over five years*.
Transforming Water Infrastructure, Philippines
With rapid urbanisation putting significant pressure on water and sanitation infrastructure in the Philippines, we are helping a number of clients improve services, including Manila Water Company and Maynilad Water Services. We are also providing technical assistance in financial aid reviews for water supply projects in rural and provincial areas including Rizal, Cebu, Zamboanga, Pampanga, and Tarlac.
Reclaimed Water System, USA
In Alexandria, Virginia – one of America’s oldest towns – GHD has designed a system to supply reclaimed water to commercial, residential and industrial customers, and reduce nutrients discharged to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. By taking advantage of excellent transmissivity results from the treatment plant and a new in-line UV system, capital costs were greatly reduced.
Elan Valley Aqueduct, UK
As part of securing Birmingham’s water supply for the next century, GHD is helping rehabilitate a 100-year old aqueduct which brings water from Wales. Joining the Elan Valley reservoirs to Birmingham, the 117 km (73 miles) long aqueduct is showing signs of ageing. With most of it located below ground, GHD is completing temporary and permanent works design for three tunnel sections and a siphon replacement.
*Winner of the 2015 Award for Spatial Enablement, Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards, Australia