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This project conducted an overview of the historical context, application, and communication of bio-analytical tools for recycled water quality assessment in Australia. The focus was initially on the technical development of bio-analytical tools and expanded to encompass the societal as well as technical issues posing a barrier to consideration of recycled water. Of particular significance was the subject area involving risk perception and trust in the water provider. A set of FAQs developed improves understanding of water quality assessment using bio-analytical tools.

Bioanalytical tools and human health issues Bioanalytical tools and human health issues (2223 KB)


This project was part of the Centre’s National Demonstration Education and Engagement Program (NDEEP) established to gain acceptance for drinking recycled water. The full program, known as Water360 is being developed and further refined by water industry company, WaterSecure.

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