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GreySmart: Household Advice for Greywater Use

Posted in Movements, Research by Kate Archdeacon on March 10th, 2011

Source: Smart Water Fund


GreySmart – the complete greywater resource. A step-by-step approach to help householders assess their greywater options and to select a greywater system suitable for their needs.

GreySmart offers a consolidated, user-friendly website supported by extensive research that will allow individuals to practice safe and sustainable use of greywater. Greywater is generally used for irrigation in the garden. Other uses for greywater include industrial applications, washing vehicles, flushing toilets, and other uses that do not require high quality water.  The GreySmart website provides a step-by-step approach to help householders assess their greywater options and select a greywater system suitable for their needs. Before diverting greywater and before installing a treatment system a number of factors need to be considered.

NB. The website has been recently developed and may require correction or clarification. You must take your own advice before making decisions based on this material.

Being Water Wise: Using your water twice

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 28th, 2010

Source: Climate Action Calendar

HAUT House Image, NY Times

Join Rory Fort, to discuss using, re-using and cleaning our precious water when it is dirty. Rory will talk about these things and answer your questions about what works, what doesn’t work, what works well, and why.  Rory Fort is an inventor and sustainability enthusiast. Over the years he has built Earth Sheltered houses, designed clever gizmos and worked out how to do more with less. He is currently best known as a designer of the super-efficient “Root Zone” system of waste-water reuse and an expert Green Plumber.

Tue, 8 June, 6pm – 8pm
$5 entry including a tea or coffee.

The Conversations About Living Sustainably series invites community discussion on issues of environmental solutions, local food production and community resilience.  All conversations are held at the ELTHAM College Professional Learning Centre, 1660 Main Road, Research.

For bookings or more information visit the website, or contact us:  (03 9433 9859)

Sustainable Water Management for The Built Environment

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on March 20th, 2009

The upcoming Melbourne Forum will investigate the issues of reducing water consumption, improving water efficiency and reusing water in the commercial and public domain.

When: 1 April 2009, 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Where: The Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne

This is a free event. You must be registered to attend. Please RSVP to Drinks and light refreshments will also be served after the event.

Guest speakers:
·         Anthony Marklund, Umow Lai
·         Paul McKenna, Facility Manager / Site Manager for Broadmeadows Health Service
·         Phil Pryor, Project Manager – Water conservation in cooling towers

Details of the talks and registrations are at: