3D Virtual Reality to Eliminate Water Infrastructure Flaws

3D virtual reality technology could be the saviour of water infrastructure design flaws, with the Water Corporation implementing the technology to eliminate potential safety issues during the design process. The technology will simulate how water and wastewater infrastructure will function before being built to improve engineering. “This is a big step forward in the way…

WA’s Best and Brightest Honoured For Innovation

Curtin University has taken out the top prize for inventing an innovative method to prolong the freshness of fruit and vegetables in the annual WA Innovator of the Year awards. The university won the overall Mitsubishi Corporation Innovator of the Year award to extend the storage, transport and shelf life of horticultural products in the…

Science Week to Inspire Innovation and Jobs

Western Australians are set to take part in Australia’s biggest celebration of science, technology and innovation as part of National Science Week. The week aims to acknowledge the contributions of local scientists and educators, encouraging an interest in science among the public. It also aims to inspire young people to pursue and study and careers…

Water Recycling Improvements to Boost Bridgetown Growth and Environment

Western Australian Government improvements to wastewater recycling in Bridgetown are set to bring benefits to the town’s water-wise consciousness. Two projects are under way to improve irrigation and sewerage to cater for future growth and help the environment. Work to upgrade the Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant began in May, to treat the town’s wastewater to…

Government Seeks Feedback On Shark Detection Receivers

The WA Government is asking for the Esperance community for input about where they should put two satellite-linked shark detection receivers. The McGowan Government announced the extension of Western Australia’s shark monitoring program to Esperance as part of their response to a fatal shark attack in the area. The attack claimed the life of Laeticia…

New Measures to Keep Families Safe in Our Waters

The WA Government has announced three new initiatives to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks. A new Beach Emergency Numbering system has been developed to improve emergency response times. Local councils in metropolitan areas will have access to grants of up to $25,000 to implement the system and regional councils will have access to grants…

WA Says No To Shark Cull

The McGowan Government will not implement a shark cull, despite being urged to by the Federal Government. On Monday afternoon, 17-year-old Laeticia Brouwer was mauled by a shark in Esperance. Authorities believe it was a Great White. Today, Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg told The Australian the WA State Government weren’t doing enough to protect…