Flamingo™ Water Treatment

Flamingo™ Water Treatment

Innovation in Water Treatment

The Flamingo™ water treatment system is a whole new way to treat waste streams from the resource industry using renewable energy.

Using breakthrough technologies that integrate concentrated solar power and multi-effect distillation, the Flamingo™ system turns waste streams into pure distilled water and achieves zero liquids discharge in the process.


Harnessing the world’s most powerful resource

Our technology uses concentrated solar power to generate heat and power a distillation process for waste streams. By using a patented multi-effects distillation technology, pure distilled water is collected as steam, which in turn powers a continual distillation process that removes all liquid waste to result in a dry output, achieving zero liquids discharge.

By using the sun, this breakthrough technology allows companies to reduce wastewater economically and produce clean water suitable for beneficial reuse, moving a step closer towards circular mining.

The Flamingo system has miniaturised Nature’s water cycle of evaporation, condensation and collection into a compact modular form, enabling decentralised water treatment and the re-distribution of the precious resource.




The Flamingo™ water treatment system can convert wastewater into pure distilled drinkable water, which is cleaner than municipal supplies, without needing fossil fuels. The high-quality treated water can be redistributed to the local community, such as for irrigation and to supplement drinking water supply, creating an additional supply source to prepare for periods of drought.

Using only renewable energy, the Flamingo™ can also turn slurry waste streams into dry output. By breaking the dependence on expensive and energy-intensive treatment processes, achieving zero liquids discharge will provide significant savings in remediation costs to companies.

Minerals extracted from the dried output can be used further commercially, reducing waste and improving sustainability.

  • Zero-carbon technology – Powered by solar
  • Cost effective – Zero liquids discharge at of magnitude vs existing systems
  • Scalable – Modular system able to attain megalitre to gigalitre volumes
  • Transportable and relocatable
  • On-site water treatment to reduce transportation costs
  • Reuse wastewater and reduce extraction of water from local sources.


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hypersaline brine

Hypersaline Brine, Seawater

pure water

Pure Water


Dry Salts


tailings wastewater management


pure water

Pure Water

Dried tailings

Dried Tailings, Fines


Sewage wastewater treatment

Sewage Sludge

pure water

Pure Water


Biosolids, Biochar



Latest Awards

Solar Impulse
Efficient Solution Award

This technology has been independently assessed by the Solar Impulse Foundation and received the award of Efficient Solution.

Solar Impulse Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with decision-makers to implement solutions that protect the environment.   

Efficient Solution is  the award given to solutions that meet the criteria of being clean, efficient and profitable, with a positive impact on environment and quality of life.

Resource Industry Network  
 ‘OUT OF THE BOX’ Finalist

Our zero-carbon water distillation technology has also been recognised by the Resource Industry Network (RIN) where we have been nominated as finalists for the ‘OUT OF THE BOX’ award.

Resource Industry Network is the only not-for-profit member group representing the resource sector and allied industries within the Mackay region.

Mets Ignited   
Acceleration grant

The Flamingo (Concentrated Solar Multi-Effect Distiller) is one of five recipients of the Queensland METS Collaborative Projects Fund receiving a share in $1 million to accelerate the commercialisation of technology into industry.

The Queensland METS Collaborative Projects Fund is delivered by METS Ignited with funding support from the Queensland Government as part of its Queensland Mining Equipment, Technology and Services 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan.


Flamingo News Articles

  1.  Pure water extracted from waste streams - Australian Water Association (https://watersource.awa.asn.au/technology/innovation/pure-water-extracted-waste-streams/)
  2. ENERGY INNOVATOR: Introducing JWA and their Flamingo - Renewables Now (https://renewablesnow.com/news/energy-innovator-introducing-jwa-and-their-flamingo-744702/)
  3. Miners eye breakthrough zero-carbon tech to turn wastewater into pure water - Eco Voice (https://www.ecovoice.com.au/miners-eye-breakthrough-zero-carbon-tech-to-turn-wastewater-into-pure-water/)
  4. Step closer to waterless mining - Amira (https://amira.global/step-closer-to-waterless-mining/)
  5. Water purification technology using solar energy prepares for inaugural Australian installation - METS Ignited (https://blog.metsignited.org/water-purification-technology-solar-energy-australian-trial)

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Our Clients and Major Projects

  • CPB
  • John Holland
  • Queensland Rail
  • Powerlink
  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Commonwealth Games 2018
  • WCnnx
  • WestGateTunnelProject
  • Santos
  • Chevron
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Origin
  • Arrow Energy
  • QGC
  • Schlumberger
  • Oil Search
  • Weatherford
  • Woodside
  • Spiecapag
  • RioTinto