For those wishing to explore the work of the two groups who have, to date, made the largest contribution to the green space, the following is provided.


UK Green Nephrology Bibliography

There is an extensive bibliography of the UK experience to be found under the ‘Resources’ tab at the UK Green Nephrology website …. see

This website is a gold-mine of useful and practical information.

It is recommended that any researchers who wish to plumb to UK site should join the site as a member.

This will give added depth of access to this trove of information.


Barwon Health Renal Services Green Bibliography

The Barwon Health group have also taken a keen interest in sustainability – especially in the haemodialysis space.

Their full bibliography (to mid 2018) is given below.

  1. Agar JWM. Recycling Dialysis Wastewater: ‘The Elephant in the Room’. (Requested Editorial) Am J Kid Dis. 52(1): 10-12. March 2008
  2. Agar JWM, Simmonds RE, Knight R. Using water wisely: New, essential and affordable water conservation practices for both facility and home hemodialysis. Hemodialysis International 13(1): 32-37, January 2009.
  3. Agar JWM. Conserving water in and applying solar power to haemodialysis: ‘Green Dialysis’ through wiser resource utilisation. Nephrology (Carlton). 15(4): 448-453. June 2010.
  4. Perkins A, Simmonds R, Boddington J, Hungerford R, Agar JWM.  Green Nephrology in Australia: Recirculating Reject Water.  Journal of Renal Nursing 2(6): 281-283, June 2010.
  5. Agar JWM. Solar-Powered Dialysis. Hemodialysis International. 2011.  15(1): 142-143.
  6. Agar JWM. Personal Viewpoint: Hemodialysis – water, power and waste disposal. Re-thinking our environmental responsibilities. Hemodialysis International. 16 (1); 6-10. January 2012.
  7. Agar JWM, Perkins A, Tjipto A. Solar-assisted Hemodialysis. CJASN. 2012: 7 (2); 310-314. February 2012
  8. Lim AE, Perkins A, Agar JWM. The Carbon Footprint of an Australian Satellite Haemodialysis Unit. Aust Health Rev. 2013. 37(3): 369-74.
  9. Agar JWM. It is time for Green Dialysis. (Editorial). Hemodialysis International. 17 (4): 474 – 478, October 2013.
  10. Agar JWM. Green Dialysis: The Environmental Challenges Ahead. Seminars in Dialysis Special Edition “Views, Visions and Vistas in Dialysis”. March-April 2015. 28(2). 186–192.
  11. Heaf JG, Perkins A, Agar JWM. Environmental Section in …Home Hemodialysis: Infrastructure, Water and Machines. Hemodialysis International. 19(Suppl 1): S93-S111. April 2015
  12. Agar JWM. Re-using and Re-cycling Dialysis Reverse Osmosis Reject Water. Kidney International: ‘Sans Fronteires’ Requested Article. 88, 653–657, October 2015.
  13. Barraclough K, Holt SD, Agar JWM. Climate Change and Us: What Nephrologists Need to Know. Nephrology (Carlton). 2015: 20(10): 760-766.
  14. Barraclough KA, Blashki GA, Holt SG, Agar JWM. Climate Change and Kidney Disease – Threats and Opportunities. Kidney International. 92(3). 526- 530. September 2017.
  15. Barraclough KA, Gleeson A, Holt SG, Agar JWM. The Green Dialysis Survey: Establishing a Baseline for Environmental Sustainability across Dialysis Facilities in Victoria, Australia. Nephrology (Carlton). e-release prior to print publication. DOI: 10.1111/neph.13191. November 2017.


The Green Dialysis Website …


The Green Dialysis Facebook Page …


Green-themed blogs: HDC ‘KidneyViews’ blog page

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