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WaterVal is a nationally-developed Validation Framework for water treatment processes in Australia. Developed through a collaborative effort between researchers, water utilities, regulatory bodies, and the private sector, WaterVal aims to streamline the validation process and ensure the effective removal of contaminants from water sources.

The WaterVal Validation Framework is underpinned by Validation Protocols, which are independently developed and agreed methodologies to assess contaminant removal. Each Validation Protocol is designed based on nine Protocol Elements, ensuring consistency and uniformity for users. The Framework and Protocols are applicable to a broad range of water sources and complement the objectives of the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling and the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Currently, there are five Validation Protocols which have been developed and, through WaterRA, ongoing research to fill the most important knowledge gaps will continue to refine and enhance the framework and develop future Validation Protocols.

Accessing our protocols is simple and free for water industry professionals worldwide. To get started, sign up on our website and provide your contact details, including your email address. Once verified, you'll gain access to download WaterVal documents. If you require additional assistance, feel free to contact WaterRA. For more information on the validation framework, WaterVal history, and ongoing research, return to the Waterval website by clicking here.


Guideline UV Disinfection

WaterVal guidance document on Ultraviolet Disinfection | Published 2017


Protocol Chlorine Disinfection

WaterVal validation protocol on Chlorine Disinfection | Published 2017


Protocol Membrane Bioreactor

WaterVal validation protocol on Membrane Bioreactor | Published 2017


Protocol Ozone Disinfection

WaterVal validation protocol on Ozone Disinfection | Published 2017


Protocol Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration

WaterVal validation protocol on Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration | Published 2017

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