Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - March, 2011
A new report from Tasmania's Economic Regulator says more water price rises are inevitable because the state's water corporations are only recovering half of their operating costs.
The Economic Regulator, Glenn Appleyard, has released a discussion paper on how water prices will be determined when independent regulation of water prices begins in July 2012.
In the report, Mr Appleyard reveals the industry is operating at about half of full cost recovery and the current level of income is unsustainable.
The final report by the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) of Western Australia in its inquiry into water resource management and planning charges has been released, recommending a suite of principles for cost recovery by the Department of Water.
The Australian and South Australian governments have announced joint funding of $9.2 million for three new infrastructure and environmental programs to restore wetlands and floodplains of the Murray River in South Australia.
The first report of a national project to investigate the impact of climate change on groundwater resources has been released, describing the results of a modelling study on the impact of climate change and variability on diffuse dryland groundwater recharge (the recharge across the landscape under non-irrigated land use) in the Murray-Darling Basin.
The Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence has awarded $200,000 in funding to its first project – the development of a National Validation Framework for water recycling.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority has released a statement saying that the socio-economic report on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been delayed indefinitely due to interruptions caused by the floods throughout the region.
The WA Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) has released its Water, Wastewater and Irrigation Performance Report 2010, the fifth such report which examines the performance of the 30 Western Australian water providers that are licensed by the ERA.
CSIRO has launched a new Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes Cluster to develop science that will optimise the benefits of environmental water for aquatic ecosystems.
The Productivity Commission invites interested parties to register their interest in an inquiry into Australia's urban water sector.
Spain’s Acciona Agua is part of the winning consortium to design, build and operate the Mundaring water treatment plant in Perth, WA.
A discussion paper on Australian Government investment in natural resource management has been released for public consultation, as part of the Caring for Our Country Review.