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Let's blow it out of the water (recycled water)

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This episode 4 of Making Waves is about recycled water.

We explore opportunities around recycled water featuring Neil Gower and Kamahl Love from the Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation on a Gubinje enterprise in Broome.

While Clare McAuliffe from Melbourne Water speaks about the recycled water plan - the Melbourne Sewerage Strategy.

Dr Kathy Cinque and Suzie Sarkis speak about how we move past status quo approaches to managing water, and Bruce Edwards tells us how an old water storage facility in Brisbane has become the perfect opera house.

We also hear ‘Karlbi’ from Kalaji, featuring Matalja, by Mark Coles Smith, and more perspectives from our future water managers from Dharma School in Daylesford.

Length: 1h 10 minutes 12 seconds, start times as marked


    - Neil Gower and Kamal Love (Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation), on a Gubinje enterprise in Broome (2m 3s)

    - ‘Karlbi’ from Kalaji, featuring Matalja, by Mark Coles Smith (15m 37s)

    - Clare McAuliffe (Melbourne Water) on a recycled water plan - the Melbourne Sewerage Strategy) (19m 55s)

    - Students of Dharma school in Daylesford (30m 32s) 

    - Dr Kathy Cinque (water quality) and Suzie Sarkis (public health), on how we move past status quo approaches (34m 16s)

    - Bruce Edwards (recycled water assets: Underground Opera) (59m 14s)

    Nominated Water Songs:

    Saltwater cowboy - Pilgrim Brothers, Smoke on the water - Deep Purple, Moon of Marin - Dead Kennedys, Raindrops keep falling on my head - BJ Thomas, The River. Bruce Springsteen

    Feature Album: Kalaji by Mark Coles Smith - Best known as an actor, Mark Coles Smith explores his Nyikina heritage and relationship to the Martuwarra in electronic album 'Kalaji' (download album from We most gratefully thank Kalaji for allowing us to feature 5 feature songs in the Making Waves podcast.

    About us: Host / Project Director / Executive Producer / Lead Interviewer: Marnie Ireland Co-host: Troy McDonald Producer / Interviewer / Sound Production / Editing: Nance Haxton Theme music: James Henderson


    • Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
    • Yarra Valley Water
    • Icon Water
    • TasWater
    • City West Water
    • Hunter Water
    • Unity Water
    • SA Water
    • Water Corporation
    • Sydney Water


    The Making Waves podcast was created over a 2 year period spanning mid 2020 to mid 2022. The views and perspectives presented are those of the individuals speaking.  They do not necessarily represent the views of the organisations associated with individuals or the funders and supporters.

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