The Urban Water Research Association of Australia (UWRAA) was a Division of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), which was funded jointly by WSAA and the Commonwealth Government. Annual reports from 1987 show that 154 reports were produced from 1989 to 2000, until it ceased funding new projects in 1999 after the Commonwealth discontinued co-investment with water utilities.

The program had a well-defined strategic plan and an annual open call for proposals in a wide field of urban water research, including storm-water management, improved methods for pathogen detection, pipe failure prediction, assessing customer expectations and international benchmarking of economic effectiveness of utilities. (P. Dillon et al 2018)

The Catalogue below is divided into a number of sections:

Algal toxins

UWRAA 148 Characterisation and Determination of PSP Toxins in Neurotoxic Cyanobacteria and Methods for their Removal from Water


1998
UWRAA 135


Characterisation of Saxitoxins Produced by the Cyanobacterial Genus Anabaena in Australia


1998


UWRAA 134


Removal of Intact Cyanobacterial Cells by Water Treatment


1997


UWRAA 130


Evaluation of Copper Algicides for the Control of Algae and Cyanobacteria


1998


UWRAA 129


By-Products Formed in the Destruction of Algal Toxins by Oxidants such as Chlorine


1997


UWRAA 123 Determination of the Hepatotoxin Cylindrospermopsin Produced by the Cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis Raciborskii


1997
UWRAA 110


The Destruction of Cyanobacterial Peptide Toxins by Oxidants Used in Water Treatment


1996
UWRAA 108


Advance Warning of Cyanobacterial Toxicity


1996


UWRAA 105


Detection of Cyanobacterial Peptide Toxins by a Non-Radioactive Protein Phosphatase Inhibition Assay


1996


UWRAA 104


Epidemiological Evidence of Algal Toxins in Drinking Water and Recreational Waters


1996


UWRAA 88


Quantification of Factors Controlling the Development of Anabaena circinalis Blooms


1995


UWRAA 46


Identification of Common Noxious Cyanobacteria: Part 2 – Chroococcales and Oscillatoriales


1992


UWRAA 29


Identification of Common Noxious Cyanobacteria: Part 1 – Nostocales


1991


UWRAA 26


Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water Supplies: Analytical Techniques


1991


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Analysis of water and wastes

UWRAA 90


Remote Sensing Electronic Device for Hydrogen Sulphide in the Atmosphere: An Investigation


 1995


UWRAA 55


Development of a Water Quality Analyser Suitable for Unattended Use in Rivers and Streams


1993


UWRAA 38


Polymer Based Electrode for the Selective Detection of Dichloramine


1991


UWRAA 26


Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water Supplies: Analytical Techniques


1991


UWRAA 25


Methods for Detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Water: A Preliminary Assessment


1991


UWRAA 11


Chromatographic Analysis of Chloramines using Electrochemical Detection


1991


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 Asset management

UWRAA 146


Life Assessment of Large Cast Iron Water Mains


1998


UWRAA 145


Prediction of Pipeline Failures from Incomplete Data


1998


UWRAA 137


Asset Cost Information Services Feasibility Study


1998


UWRAA 40


Community Analysis of Household Water Pressure Satisfaction


 1992


UWRAA 39


Current Cost Asset Valuation: Methodology


1992


UWRAA 33


Statistical Modelling of Water Main Failures


1991


UWRAA 17


Pipeline Assets: Life Cycle Management and Economic Life


1990


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Cryptosporidium and Giardia

UWRAA 128


Survey of Australian Waters for Cryptosporidium and Giardia


1998


UWRAA 25


Methods for Detection of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in Water: A Preliminary Assessment


1991


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 Drinking water distribution networks

WSAA 205 Review of Remedial Treatments for Copper Corrosion By-Product Release (Blue Water), Pitting and Cuprosolvency


 2000
UWRAA 146


Life Assessment of Large Cast Iron Water Mains


1998


UWRAA 145


Prediction of Pipeline Failures from Incomplete Data


1998


UWRAA 141


Effects of Chloramination of Potable Water on the Performance of Materials


1998


UWRAA 138


Performance Requirements for Elastomeric Sealing Pipe Joints – Water Supply and Sewerage


1998


UWRAA 125


Affordable Water Supply and Sewerage for Small Communities


1999


UWRAA 114


Predicting the Failure Performance of Individual Water Mains


1996


UWRAA 112


Alternative Overseas Water Treatment and Supply Practices


1996


UWRAA 99


The Role of Biofilm and Sediment Accumulation and of Chlorine Tolerance in Bacterial Regrowth


1996


UWRAA 84


Dezincification of Brass in Potable Waters


1994


UWRAA 82


Survey of Pipeline Rehabilitation Techniques


1994


UWRAA 81


Graphical Interactive Pipe Network Analysis Program


1994


UWRAA 68


Installation Damage: Effect on Lifetimes of uPVC Pipes Subjected to Cyclic Pressure


1993


UWRAA 66


Assimilable Organic Carbon as a Measure of Bacterial Growth Potential in Water Supplies


1993


UWRAA 64


Control of Pitting Corrosion of Copper Tubes in Potable Waters


1993


UWRAA 33


Statistical Modelling of Water Main Failures


1991


UWRAA 17


Pipeline Assets: Life Cycle Management and Economic Life


 1990


UWRAA 15


Chloramination of Water Supplies


1990


UWRAA 10


Taste Thresholds of Monochloramine and Chlorine in Water


1989


UWRAA 5 Leakage Management: Assessing the Effect of Pressure Reduction on Losses from Water Distribution Systems


1989
UWRAA 4


Bacterial Regrowth in Water Supplies


1989


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 Drinking water quality and health

WSAA 203


Bioavailability of Aluminium in Alum-Treated Drinking Water and Food


 1998


WSAA 202


Aluminium in Food and Water Supply: An Australian Perspective


1998


WSAA 201


Biological Aspects of Aluminium in Food and Water Supply


1996


UWRAA 150


Alternative Microbiological Indicators of Water Quality


1999


UWRAA 143 Formation of a Practical and Informative Management and Public Communication Tool for Information on Drinking Water Quality


1998
UWRAA 122 Products in Contact with Drinking Water: Investigations into the Metal Extraction and Microbiological Growth Tests


1997
UWRAA 115


Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products Relevant to the 1996 NHMRC/ARMCANZ Guidelines


1996


UWRAA 99


The Role of Biofilm and Sediment Accumulation and of Chlorine Tolerance in Bacterial Regrowth


1996


UWRAA 96 Development of a High Resolution Numerical Scheme Based on Quasi-Characteristics Applicable to Water Quality Modelling


1995
UWRAA 83


Bioavailability of Aluminium from Drinking Water: Co-exposure with Foods and Beverages


1994


UWRAA 66


Assimilable Organic Carbon as a Measure of Bacterial Growth Potential in Water Supplies


1993


UWRAA 15


Chloramination of Water Supplies


1990


UWRAA 10


Taste Thresholds of Monochloramine and Chlorine in Water


1989


UWRAA 4


Bacterial Regrowth in Water Supplies


1989


UWRAA 3


Taste Generation Associated with Chloramination


1989


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 Drinking water treatment

WSAA 200


Review of Drinking Water Treatment Coagulants


 1996


UWRAA 153 Assessment of On-Line Particle Counters for Routine Control of Microbial Pathogens at Water Treatment Plants


1999
UWRAA 125


Affordable Water Supply and Sewerage for Small Communities


1999


UWRAA 124 The Microbiological Oxidation and Removal of Manganese from Drinking Water by a Continuous Recyle Fluidized Bioreactor


1997
UWRAA 115


Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products Relevant to the 1996 NHMRC/ARMCANZ Guidelines


1996


UWRAA 112


Alternative Overseas Water Treatment and Supply Practices


 1996


UWRAA 106


Water Treatment Sludge: Potential for Use as a Soil Ameliorant


1997


URWAA 98


Water Treatment Plants for Small Communities


1996


UWRAA 85


Behaviour of Aluminium During Water Treatment


1994


UWRAA 61


Chemical Regeneration of Activated Carbon: A Feasibility Study


1993


UWRAA 44


Applications of the Streaming Current Detector in Water Treatment


1992


UWRAA 42


Coagulants for Water Treatment: A Generic Guide


1992


UWRAA 41


Assessment of Coagulants for Water Treatment


1992


UWRAA 20


Chemical Regeneration of Activated Carbon: Preliminary Studies


1990


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 Economic issues and pricing

Occ. Paper 1


Water Pricing and the Marginal Cost of Water


 1996


UWRAA 149


Planning the Optimum Use of Funds for Capital Works: Financial Planning Model


1998


UWRAA 103


Principles for Setting Developer’s Contributions for Urban Water Infrastructure


1996


UWRAA 93


Benchmarking the Economic Performance of Australian Urban Water Authorities


1995


UWRAA 89


Urban Water, Markets and the Hilmer Reform Process


1995


UWRAA 77


A Benchmarking Methodology for the Australian Water Industry


1994


UWRAA 72


Stochastic Economic Approach to Headworks Augmentation Timing


1994


UWRAA 65


Measurement of the Total Factor Productivity in Major Water Utilities: Melbourne Case Study


1993


UWRAA 48


Allocation of Sewerage Costs to Customer Segments


 1992


UWRAA 43


Optimal Prices for Urban Water: A General Equilibrium Model Applied to Melbourne


1992


UWRAA 39


Current Cost Asset Valuation: Methodology


1992


UWRAA 35


Performance Auditing in the Australian Urban Water Industry


1991


UWRAA 17


Pipeline Assets: Life Cycle Management and Economic Life


1990


UWRAA 2


A Model of Water Pricing for Melbourne, Sydney and Perth


1989


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 Engineering and materials specifications

WSAA 205 Review of Remedial Treatments for Copper Corrosion By-Product Release (Blue Water), Pitting and Cuprosolvency


 2000
UWRAA 141


Effects of Chloramination of Potable Water on the Performance of Materials


1998


UWRAA 138


Performance Requirements for Elastomeric Sealing Pipe Joints – Water Supply and Sewerage


1998


UWRAA 122 Products in Contact with Drinking Water: Investigations into the Metal Extraction and Microbiological Growth Tests


1997
UWRAA 84


Dezincification of Brass in Potable Waters


1994


UWRAA 64


Control of Pitting Corrosion of Copper Tubes in Potable Waters


1993


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 Groundwater quality and management

UWRAA 109 Guidelines on the Quality of Stormwater and Treated Wastewater for Injection into Aquifers for Storage and Reuse


 1996
UWRAA 49


Impact of Urban Lawns on Nutrient Contamination of an Unconfined Aquifer


1992


UWRAA 32


Biological Removal of Iron from Groundwater: Preliminary Studies


1991


UWRAA 12


Glass Reinforced Plastic Bore Casing for Large Diameter and Deep Bores


1990


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 Instrumentation

UWRAA 153 Assessment of On-Line Particle Counters for Routine Control of Microbial Pathogens at Water Treatment Plants


1999
UWRAA 152


Assessment of the Long Term Reliability of a Water Quality Monitoring System, 1993/1996


 1999


UWRAA 62


Tracing Toxic Discharges to Sewers by Analysis of Biofilms (Stage 2)


1993


UWRAA 59


Electronic Household Water Meter: Investigation into a Cost Effective Design 1993


UWRAA 55


Development of a Water Quality Analyser Suitable for Unattended Use in Rivers and Streams


 1993


UWRAA 52


Automatic Meter Reading: Link between Meters and Billing Service (Combined Utilities Trial)


1993


UWRAA 50


Early Warning System for Hazardous Substances in Sewage


1992


UWRAA 47


Levelling using the Global Positioning System


1992


UWRAA 28


Electronic Meter Reading: Link between Water Meter and House



1991


UWRAA 27


Tracing Toxic Discharges to Sewers by Analysis of Biofilms


1991


UWRAA 22


Evaluation and Demonstration Facilities for Primary Sensors


1991
UWRAA 21


Management and Display of Dam Surveillance Data


1991


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 Planning and research

UWRAA 154 The Welcome Reef Dam Proposal as a Case Study of Social Assessment Practice by Australian Water Utilities


 2000
UWRAA 143 Formation of a Practical and Informative Management and Public Communication Tool for Information on Drinking Water Quality


1998
UWRAA 142


Stormwater Management in Australia: The Feasibility of Neighbourhood Action and Community Information


1998


UWRAA 95


Stormwater Management in Australia: Community Perceptions, Attitudes and Knowledge


1995


UWRAA 74


Decision Support System for the Water Industry: An Object Oriented Approach


1994


UWRAA 72


Stochastic Economic Approach to Headworks Augmentation Timing


1994


URWAA 58


Water in Our Environment: Education Project


1993


UWRAA 57


Identification of Critical Water Supply Assets


1993


UWRAA 51 Management Model for Trade Waste Discharges to Small Treatment Plants (including PRELIM VERSION 4.0 User’s Guide)


1993
UWRAA 40


Community Analysis of Household Water Pressure Satisfaction


1992


UWRAA 13


A Guide to Improving Communication with the Public on Water Industry Policy Issues


1990
UWRAA 6


Improving Communication with the Public on Water Industry Policy Issues


1989


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 Resources, environmental water quality & ecology

WSAA


Environmental Management Guidelines for the Australian Water Industry


1995


Occ. Paper 2


Systematic Environmental Management in the Water Industry: Towards Best Practice


 1997


UWRAA


A Guide to Wetland Invertebrates of Southwestern Australia


1997


UWRAA 152


Assessment of the Long Term Reliability of a Water Quality Monitoring System, 1993/1996


1999


UWRAA 142


Stormwater Management in Australia: The Feasibility of Neighbourhood Action and Community Information


 1998


UWRAA 139


Sediment, Nutrient and Heavy Metal Characteristics of Urban Stormwater Runoff


1999


UWRAA 131


Numerical Modelling of Extreme Precipitation Events


1997


UWRAA 121


Impact on Water Quality of Gross Pollutants


1997


UWRAA 109 Guidelines on the Quality of Stormwater and Treated Wastewater for Injection into Aquifers for Storage and Reuse


1996
UWRAA 100


Phosphorus in Detergents: Its Contribution to Eutrophication in Australian Inland Waters


1995


UWRAA 87


Benchmarking and Best Practice for Urban Waterway Management


1995


UWRAA 78


Water Quality Effects of Aeration/Destratification at Harding Reservoir, W.A.


1994


UWRAA 69


Safety Aspects of the Design of Roadways as Floodways


1993


UWRAA 45


Sydney Coastal Stormwater Study


1992


UWRAA 34


Stratification, Mixing and Water Quality in Darwin Water Supply Reservoirs


1991


UWRAA 24


Modelling Optimum Conditions for Reservoir Destratification Using Mechanical Mixers


1991


UWRAA 23


Modelling and Design of Reservoir Aeration Destratification Systems


1991


 

UWRAA 16


The 1988 Australian Winter Storms Experiment: Report on Aircraft Observations


1990


UWRAA 9


Review of Artificial Destratification of Water Storages in Australia


1989


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 Sewerage, surface & coastal water management

WSAA 204 Distinguishing Sources of Faecal Pollution in Australian Inland and Coastal Waters using Sterol Biomarkers and Microbial Faecal Indicators


1998
UWRAA 140 The Effects of Sewage Discharges on the Ecological Processes involving Marine Flora in Southern Australian Waters


1998
UWRAA 126


Development of a Bioindicator to Measure In-stream Effects of Wastewater Overflows


1997


UWRAA 54 Tracer Studies Using Bacteriophage to Predict the fate of Viruses in the Marine Community: Preliminary Assessments


1993
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 Wastewater treatment, sludge & land management

Available from the WSAA shop Hydrogen Sulphide Control Manual: Septicity, Corrosion and Odour Control in Sewerage Systems – Volume 1 and Volume 2


1989
UWRAA 151


Application of Duckweed in Treating Municipal Wastewater – Trials at Inverell STW


1999


UWRAA 147


Enhancement of Nitrification/Denitrification in Lagoons using Algal Biofilms


1999


UWRAA 144


Microbial Health Hazards Associated with Effluent Reuse


1998


UWRAA 136 Integration of Odour Emission Measurements from Area Sources with Dispersion Modelling Analysis of Environmental Impacts


1999
UWRAA 133


Assessments of Stormflows in Sewerage Systems


1997


UWRAA 132


Land Disposal of Wastewater


1997


UWRAA 127


Aerobic Stabilisation of Waste Activated Sludges


1998


UWRAA 125


Affordable Water Supply and Sewerage for Small Communities


1999


UWRAA 120


New Concepts in Sludge Dewatering


1997


UWRAA 113


Ammonia Removal from Sirofloc® STP Treated Sewage using Australian Natural Zeolite


1996


UWRAA 151


Application of Duckweed in Treating Municipal Wastewater


1995


UWRAA 102


The Effect of Irrigation on Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) Water Uptake


1995


UWRAA 101


Disinfection of Wastewater Effluent: A Review of Current Techniques


1996


UWRAA 97


Landfarming Hydrocarbon Wastes


1996


UWRAA 94


Biological Nutrient Removal Plants: Review of Full-Scale Operation


1995


UWRAA 92


Die-off of Human Pathogens in Stored Wastewater Sludge and Sludge Applied to Land


1995


UWRAA 79


Heavy Metals and Organics in Domestic Wastewater


1994


UWRAA 76


Utilisation of Sewage Sludge for Minesite Rehabilitation: Rix’s Creek Mine Trial


1994


UWRAA 75 Chemical Characterisation and Olfactometric Measurement of Odours from Sewage Treatment Process Units


1994
UWRAA 71


Treatment of Electroplating Wastes using New Generation Membrane Technology


1994


UWRAA 70


Regional Development Implications of Wastewater Reuse: Werribee Case Study


1993


UWRAA 63


Production of Jerusalem Artichoke Hybrids under Irrigation using Urban Wastewater


1993
UWRAA 62


Tracing Toxic Discharges to Sewers by Analysis of Biofilms (Stage 2)


1993


UWRAA 56


Enhancement of Nitrification in Wastewater Lagoons


1993


UWRAA 53


Prediction of Perceived Odour Strength and Type from Composition of Sewage Odour Mixtures


1993


UWRAA 51 Management Model for Trade Waste Discharges to Small Treatment Plants (including PRELIM VERSION 4.0 Users Guide)


1993
UWRAA 50


Early Warning System for Hazardous Substances in Sewage


1992


UWRAA 37


Magnetite and Microwaves in Sewage Effluent Treatment


1991


UWRAA 36


Microbiological Studies on Enhanced Removal of Phosphates from Sewage


1991


UWRAA 27


Tracing Toxic Discharges to Sewers by Analysis of Biofilms


1991


UWRAA 19


PRELIM User’s Guide (Amended): Australian Version


1990


UWRAA 18


Development of Empirical Model for Trade Waste Discharges to Small Treatment Plants


1990


UWRAA 14


Fouling and Cleaning of Fine Bubble Ceramic Dome Diffusers


1990


UWRAA 8


Sewage Fermentation Units to Increase Degradable COD Fraction


1989


UWRAA 1


Trickling Filters – Solids Contact Process: Pilot Plant Studies


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 Water Conservation, Demand Management & Water Usage

UWRAA 119


Critical Evaluation of Domestic Irrigation Equipment


1996


UWRAA 118


An Evaluation of an Integrated Urban Water Management System: Palmyra Case Study


1997


UWRAA 117 Water Sensitive Urban Design: A Tool for Urban Integrated Catchment Management – A Case Study of Bayswater


1997
UWRAA 116


Sustainable Urban Water Systems: Issues and Opportunities


1997


UWRAA 107


Model Guidelines for Domestic Greywater Reuse for Australia


1996


UWRAA 91


Simultaneous Peak Flows for Medium Density Residential Areas


1995


WSAA 86


Wise Water Management – A Demand Management Manual


1998


UWRAA 80


Effluent Reuse: Land and Wet Weather Storage Requirements


1994


UWRAA 73


Domestic Greywater Reuse: Overseas Practice and its Applicability to Australia


1994


UWRAA 70


Regional Development Implications of Wastewater Reuse: Werribee Case Study


1993


UWRAA 67


Simultaneous Peak Water Demands in Residential Areas


1993


UWRAA 63


Production of Jerusalem Artichoke Hybrids under Irrigation using Urban Wastewater


1993


UWRAA 60


Domestic Greywater Reuse: Preliminary Evaluation


1993


UWRAA 40


Community Analysis of Household Water Pressure Satisfaction


1992


UWRAA 31


Effects of Controls on Water Consumption


1991


UWRAA 30


Forecasting Water Demand Using Weather Data


1991


UWRAA 7


Water Use Efficiency of Domestic Appliances


1989


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