Rob Welke, WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE's Director/Manager based in Adelaide, South Australia, has 55 years of experience in water industries. Rob has the following qualifications:

   Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
   Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE 40110
   Irrigation Agronomist
   Irrigation Auditor
   Indentured Fitter and Toolmaker

Using this experience and knowledge, Rob offers pumping energy efficiency training programs for the water and waste water industries. In addition, he is an water systems' analyst, using advanced technology and a high level of expertise in pumping and hydraulics as his tools for advanced pumping and pipeline auditing.

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Mission Statement

WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE provides a professional and totally independent training and auditing service, free from commercial ties. It ensures that its training courses are "Fit for Purpose" and takes a personal interest in the success of its training and auditing projects.

Client satisfaction is paramount to
WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE is a leading International Water & Waste Water Sustainable Pumping Training and Auditing organisation. Check out our video here....

Contact Rob Welke on 0414 492 256  (+61 414 492 256)
Last Update
Feb 10th 2024
In early 2020, Tallemenco was contracted as an expert witness to a large Gouldburn Murray Water pumping and rising main project in Victoria.
In 2009, Tallemenco contributed to an expert witness investigation for NSW Office of Water.  

Read 3 Tallemenco Energy Audit stories here:

     Hydroponics Lettuce farm
     Abalone farms Audit
     Lateral Move farm

Learn more about our Pumping System Energy Auditing Service here... 
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LATEST NEWS - Feb 2024
“Pumping and Hydraulics’ Solutions for Water and Waste Water”
ABN 92 105 345 506
Our latest course "Sustainable Pumping for Water & Waste Water engineers was launched in Hobart during October 2023.
The course was so popular there that we had to arrange a second course sitting!
Here are some feedback comments from that course:
"Robert, your dedication and expertise have truly made this course an exceptional learning experience. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it."

"Well presented by Rob with amazing industry knowledge and technical advice that had everyone hooked. I would recommend to anyone working in the building services industry wanting to further their understanding of sustainable pumping options and auditing/troubleshooting existing pumped systems".
Sustainable Pumping for Water & Waste Water
Sustainable Pumping for Irrigation
The "Sustainable Pumping series of courses equips participants to reduce pumping carbon footprint and save $1000's pumping costs in the design of new or modifying existing water pumping systems, using skills and "fit for purpose" software written by author Robert Welke. In fact, the real value of this course is in the software! See video here ===>
Sustainable Pumping in any water pumping system is largely a measure of the  hydraulic efficiency.

The course highlights how friction losses (hydraulic efficiency) in every component of the pumping system impacts on pumping and emission costs, particularly over time as pipeline performance degrades, then offers a suite of software used to identify where those losses are, and optimize those losses.

The course is filled with anecdotes from Robert's 56 years' pumping system energy efficiency experience which goes to provide a very practical and “real world” approach to designing sustainable pumping systems.

The Face2Face course is run over 2 days. Contact Rob on 0414 492 256 to arrange an in-house course (min 8 people), or attend any one of our planned sessions.

The Sustainable Pumping courses and software empowers you to identify savings in any water pumping system, be it Municipal, Industrial, Irrigation or building Services.

Contact Rob on 0414 492 256 or  r.welke@talle.biz  for more information on the next course in your area.
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W&WW Courses for 2024!
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NEW! Sustainable Pumping for Water & Waste Water  2024!
ATTENTION: Water & Waste Water engineers.
See HERE for more information on upcoming  courses for Water & Waster Water engineers
Courses focussed on Sustainable Pumping in Europe will be run in 3 European cities in October 2024.
2 Courses are offered:
Sustainable Pumping for Water & Wastewater
Sustainable Pumping for Irrigation

Course program to be released
March  2024.
Europe courses