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Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Implementation of a region-wide Integrated Risk Framework

Carroll, Steven P., Goonetilleke, Ashantha, & Thomas, Evan C. (2006) Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Implementation of a region-wide Integrated Risk Framework. In 7th International Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems, 7 - 10 March 2006, National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

Abstract

Onsite wastewater treatment systems are becoming more widely accepted as long term wastewater treatment systems in areas not serviced by centralised sewerage systems. However, the current means of assessing site and soil conditions to provide adequate treatment and dispersal of domestic wastewater has been a major drawback in achieving specific performance outcomes. In Australia, it is the responsibility of local governments to assess and approve the use of onsite systems, and appreciable variations in standards and codes exist between different jurisdictions. The main aim of this research was to develop a scientific framework for assessing onsite systems, based on risk assessment and management principles thereby allowing more appropriate integration across local government boundaries. A case study illustrating the implementation of the risk framework is also presented.

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ID Code: 4204
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Onsite wastewater treatment, Risk Assessment, Risk framework
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Quality Assurance Chemometrics Traceability and Metrological Chemistry (030106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Quality Engineering (090508)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Design (090701)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 12 May 2006
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:50

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