Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - October, 2011
The Jindabyne Dam's gates have opened, starting the largest environmental flow into the Snowy River in almost 40 years.
The release of 84,000 megalitres started last week and will peak this week with the opening of the radial gates on Jindabyne Dam to increase flows to 12,000 megalitres a day.
The water is designed to flush the upper reaches of the Snowy where for the past 10 years flows have remained extremely low.
The Federal Government has released the Caring for our Australian Alps Catchments summery report. Designed as a technical assessment report for policy makers, the report details a number of key findings for the future of the catchments that run off the Australian Alps.
The Queensland Government has released a report into the water quality of Port Curtis over the past year, outlining little change to the quality in the last 10 years.
The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of new directors to the boards of Victoria's 10 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs).
The Federal Government has announced the formation of new Industry Capability Teams to assist small-to-medium water and clean technology firms access new domestic and international customers.
Sydney Water has been awarded two awards for its $209 million St Marys Water Recycling Project which provides up to 50 million litres of high quality recycled water a day that flows into the Hawkesbury-Nepean River.
John Holland has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the construction of the $400 million Connors River Dam to Moranbah Pipeline in Central Queensland.