The circular economy is gaining momentum, and the water industry is well positioned to be a leading player. Following on from our paper Transitioning the water industry with the circular economy is a companion volume: Circular Economy Action Plan.
The nature of our operations gives us huge scope to contribute to national and international decarbonisation and sustainability goals, and provide opportunities for others as well.
Our Circular Economy Action Plan includes a series of actions WSAA will lead to help the water industry in Australia and New Zealand accelerate towards designing out waste, keeping resources in use, and regenerating natural capital.
Following workshops with participants in our Transitioning the water industry with the circular economy project, the Institute of Sustainable Futures outlined four strategic directions the industry and stakeholders could pursue, to address current challenges and opportunities for transitioning to a circular economy. This Plan contains a series of actions WSAA can undertake to help achieve the strategic directions, working closely with our water utility members and relevant stakeholders.