Governance and decision-making can either make or break a potable water recycling project.
As a newer and inherently more complex than a more traditional water supply option, stakeholder engagement for potable reuse projects needs to clearly outline the decision making process, identify information requirements and define the multiple parties involved.
A critical part of the process is the independent participation of health regulators as is linking investment decisions with the cost of water supply to consumers.
This overarching report, undertaken by Marsden Jacob Associates, analyses three potable reuse schemes in Australia. It identifies principles to guide stakeholder engagement relating to planning, governance and regulation. The case studies can be downloaded from this page.