Integrated Water Management solutions optimised for you

We provide a range of water supply, monitoring and sanitation related consulting services to many sectors of the community. We help communities, aid organisations, resource companies and industry to meet their water supply, water quality, sanitation and environmental monitoring requirements.

 

Services

We provide a range of water and sanitation related consulting services to many sectors of the community. We help communities, aid organisations, resource companies and industry to meet their water supply, water quality, sanitation and environmental monitoring requirements.

Rural Water Supply

Please talk to us about your water supply needs if you are in a remote or regional area. We work with communities, individual property owners, natural resources projects or Government to provide customised, sustainable water supply solutions.

We will work with you to assess the water quality and flow rate needed to meet your needs. We size and design water supply systems for rural (village) communities, remote resources sector operations and individual landowners. We provide full system designs including water source selection, determining storage needs, water treatment needs, and water supply pipeline design. Our designs can be converted to Bills of Materials to specify and cost the installation.

Water quality monitoring in Vanuatu

Rainwater tanks at school dormitory, Tari, Hela Province PNG

Customised Designs

We work with our clients to assess the water quality and flow rate requirements for each situation. We specify water supply systems suited to each client’s context, using appropriate techniques and standard materials to suit that situation. Our full services include water source assessment, determining storage and treatment needs, and water supply pipeline hydraulic designs. We then produce a Bill of Materials (BoM) , design drawings and other documents required to specify and price the materials and installation. We can also support installation and provide training as required.

Reliability and Low Operating Cost

It is critical that reliability and lifetime ownership costs are considered carefully when implementing water systems. Where possible we design our systems to use gravity to move the water. For remote installations where fuel cost and availability are a concern we prefer to recommend pumps powered by renewable energy sources.Where pumping is required, we evaluate the various options available including petrol/diesel pumps, 240VAC electric pumps, solar, water and wind-powered pumps to select the option that best serves the client’s situation.

Village Level Operation and Maintenance (VLOM) Hand Pumps

In very poor rural situations, the installation of a simple hand pump on a well, bore or stream can improve household access to clean water, particularly for children and the elderly. Axiom has designs for VLOM pumps built from standard PVC pressure pipe and a few simple hardware items. These pumps can be built and maintained by individual households to facilitate improved access to safer water supplies when combined with protecting an open well. We provide training in the construction and maintenance of these pumps and can help establish village level enterprises to make and sell them to communities.

  

Glockemann Water Pumps

If there is a suitable flowing water source available, we collaborate with Glockemann Water Pumps Pty Ltd to provide “energy free” pumping from flowing water sources. These Australian made pumps use the energy of the flowing water to pump the water from the stream.

These pumps only require between 0.6 and 1.8m of inlet head to pump from 100 to 1000 litres per hour against a maximum of 200 metres of total head. With few moving parts, robust construction and service life of more than 20 years, these pumps are a great option for remote and rural locations. See the Glockemann Water Pumps Pty Ltd website for more details or contact us for more information.

Integrated Water Management

Integrated Water Management (IWM)  promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner, without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.

Our services in this area include:

  • Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) for community-led planning.
  • Rural/remote community water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) consultation.
  • Rural/remote water supply design and project management.
  • Design and implementation of community-led development programs with a focus on sustainable outcomes.
  • Development of water resource policy and planning and project implementation.
  • Community capacity building and governance training.

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Water Quality Monitoring

We work with our clients to understand their water uses and advise on water quality monitoring approaches. This includes participatory consultation around water quality objectives,  and recommending treatment requirements for aesthetic and health needs. We provide sampling and analysis of water sources to provide independent baseline review and ongoing monitoring. Our capabilities cover:

  • Water quality sampling, analysis and evaluation for compliance or other purposes
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) surveys

Using modern portable instruments, we provide In-situ water analysis for a number of water quality parameters which are critical for drinking water, environmental and other requirements.

In addition we have an established relationship with a global leader in the provision of Environmental Chemistry Laboratory Services for our other analysis needs. We will design a sampling and analysis program to suit your requirement. We collect samples in the field, package and ship them to the laboratory to ensure Chain of Custody (CoC) integrity. All results are reviewed prior to reporting back to you with our assessment (if requested). We  encourage the participation of local people in this process and also provide formal training to assist with knowledge transfer and capacity building.

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Desalination

Applying skills developed as a desalination specialist over 18 years we lead the preparation of desalination facility designs, cost estimates, tender/bidding documentation, tender management, commissioning and operations. Experience includes 6 years of operations oversight desalination plant operations. Remote and regional area desalination experience includes facilities in Ravensthorpe, Roxby Downs, Mount Newman, Phosphate Hill, Leonora, Ballarat, Yabulu, Cessnock, Hayman Island, Agnes Water, Gladstone on mainland Australia, New Plymouth (New Zealand), Amursk (Russia).

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Industrial, mining and municipal

We understand water that the needs of industrial clients vary. We have extensive experience in the design, monitoring and troubleshooting of a wide variety of water and wastewater treatment processes for environmental or process management purposes. These include desalination for drinking and process use, cleanup of CSG waters, cooling and boiler systems management, wastewater treatment and recycling and management of the associated chemical dosing systems.

Cooling and Steam System Chemistry

We have extensive experience in the design and management of cooling and boiler systems for industrial applications. These include monitoring and management of water quality, chemical dosing regimes, Llegionella control in cooling waters and the specialist requirements of steam systems such as corrosion management and steam purity.

Water & Process Services

In addition to technology specific programs and advice we can support your operation through the provision of process related services including:

  • Water management planning including recycling and reuse schemes
  • Process audits and troubleshooting  – HAZOP and Risk Assessment facilitation
  • Feasibility and pilot studies  – Process commissioning
  • Process documentation   – Technical training

 

 

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