|The Retired Engineers Group presents a discussion of the North-South Interconnection System Project (NSISP) being undertaken by SA Water, as part of a broader program to ensure security of water supply for Adelaide. Presentation topics will include: Feasibility; Optimisation of the existing and new network infrastructure; Consideration of water transmission options; and selecting the preferred option for construction. An informative presentation not to be missed.|
|Venue||Sir Robert Chapman Theatre, Engineers Australia - Level 11, 108 King William Street, Adelaide, SA|
|Date||Wednesday 19th September 2012 - 12.30pm for light lunch, presentation at 1.15pm|
|Members Cost||$10.00 including GST|
|Non Members Cost||$10.00 including GST|
|Event Contact||Ashlea Klingberg|
|Contact Phone||(08) 8202 7100|
|Hosted By||Engineers Australia Retired Engineers Group (SA)|
Waterproofing Adelaide: The North-South Water Interconnector Project
Alana Duncker MIEAust CPEng - MWH Global
Gary Neave FIEAust CPEng - Project Director, SA Water
Dr Don Hopgood addressed the Retired Engineers Group in 2004, setting out the strategy for protecting Adelaide from droughts, while John Williams in 2008 explained why it did not work. Adelaide now has a 100GL per annum desalination plant, and introducing this water into the distribution network is presenting some interesting problems. The North South Interconnection System Project (NSISP) is currently being undertaken by SA Water as part of a broader program to ensure security of supply for the people of Adelaide. The focus of the project is to enhance the reliability and flexibility of Adelaide’s water supply network.
The Adelaide water supply network is roughly divided into a Northern System (supply from Hope Valley and Anstey Hill Water Treatment Plants) and a Southern System (Happy Valley Water Treatment Plant). The new Adelaide Desalination Plant (ADP) will also connect into the Southern System. Interconnection of the Northern and Southern Systems has been planned for some time for security of supply, however with the new desalinated water source increasing the volume of drinking water available for use, there was even greater incentive to interconnect the systems and make full use of this new source for future demands.
Presentation topics will include:
• The feasibility investigation
• Optimisation of the existing and new network infrastructure
• Consideration of water transmission options through a structured multi-criteria analysis (MCA)
• Selection of the preferred option for construction.