Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - November, 2011
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced the release of up to 110 gigalitres under the Living Murray program over the next few months to benefit specific, iconic sites along the system.
"The watering will also provide benefits for the whole river system by building on the positive environmental outcomes from high flows in the Murray River," said MDBA Chief Executive Dr Rhondda Dickson.
The program will contribute 80 GL for the Barmah-Milewa Forest icon site following last year’s successful bird breeding period and will add to the environmental flow provided by the NSW and Victorian state government contributions.
A draft report has been released by the Queensland Competition Authority on SunWater’s new five-year irrigation price path to commence 1 July next year.
The Tarago River has received 0.4 billion litres (400 million litres) from Tarago Reservoir, the first time the river has received water from its 3 billion litre entitlement since it was established in 2009.
A new research centre that focuses on the Earth’s water cycle and deep Earth dynamics will be officially opened by the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (ARC), Professor Margaret Sheil.
Murray-Darling Basin water ministers have met in Canberra to be briefed by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) Chair, Craig Knowles on the key aspect of the draft Basin Plan.
A team of researchers from the University of Ballarat will soon commence work on a major innovation project that will aim to manage Victoria’s groundwater systems in a more sustainable way through the use of high capacity broadband networks.
The Federal Government has unveiled the National Water Account, which will aim to provide ‘the most accurate and robust’ water reporting in the country.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has cast doubt over the forthcoming Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) draft basin plan after he declared the buyback of 2,800 gigalitres to be inadequate.
The New South Wales Water Commissioner has announced that allocation for NSW Murray Valley general security licence holders would increase to 100 per cent of entitlement.
3.4 billion litres of water have been saved during the 2009/10 financial year by some of Western Australia's leading businesses and Government agencies.