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The Victorian Desalination Project

Environmental audits and independent review

  • Victoria, Australia

    Victoria, Australia

Helping to secure Victoria’s water supply

Following years of drought and low reserves, the Victorian Government wanted to find a rainfall-independent source of fresh water near the state capital, Melbourne. The long-term solution? The Victorian Desalination Project—the largest desalination plant in Australia.

We were appointed as the independent reviewer and environmental auditor on the project—a second set of eyes and trusted partner that would ensure the best possible outcomes for the project. We provided a full range of technical and advisory services to Aquasure and the Department of Sustainability and Environment. These services included regular meetings with the Victorian Government, analysis of project documents, and a report outlining our findings and suggestions.

With this desalination plant, the Victorian Government will be able to secure their water supply against the effects of climate change, population growth, and drought. The desalination plant can provide up to 150 billion litres (39.6 billion gallons) of water per year regardless of rainfall, which is more than a third of Melbourne’s yearly needs.

At a Glance

  • Victoria DSE
  • AquaSure Pty Ltd
Desalination Plant of the Year, Global Water Awards 2013
Excellence for Landscape Planning, Intl. Federation of Landscape Architects (Asia Pacific), 2012
Research and Communication Award, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, 2011
Meet Our Team

Glenn Rodrigues, Project Technical Lead & Practice Leader Water Treatment and Desalination

I encourage and empower team members to contribute to the best of their abilities, so as a team we can deliver best for project outcomes.
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Shu-Hao Wu, Associate Director

I am a civil engineer with a passion for transport and delivering integrated and holistic project solutions.

Glenn Rodrigues

Project Technical Lead & Practice Leader Water Treatment and Desalination

Shu-Hao Wu

Associate Director

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