Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - October, 2012
The Federal Government’s amendments to the Water Act which set the provision for an additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling, have passed the house of representatives.
East Gippsland Water has announced the appointment of Bruce Hammond as the company’s new Managing Director, returning to the organisation he worked for over fifteen years ago.
The Victorian Government has released the draft Victorian Waterway Management Strategy for public consultation, which will form the future direction of the state’s management of waterways.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced he will personally campaign in the electorates of Federal MP’s who ‘don’t put their State first’ and support the Federal Government’s amended Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Federal, State and Territory Governments have agreed upon a new framework for a new national drought package focused on risk management and preparedness rather than crisis management.
The Victorian Government has slammed the Commonwealth’s recent amendments to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying it will not support any plant that allows for a 3,200 gigalitre environmental flow.
The Federal Government has announced a further $1.7 billion in funding to deliver an additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling Basin.
The Queensland Government is calling on landholders to finalise and submit their proposals for the release of unallocated water in the Flinders and Gilbert rivers catchment areas.
The Tasmanian Government has announced the state’s first sea level allowances and statewide coastal inundation mapping in a bid to offset the effects of shifting sea levels.
The Tasmanian Government has tabled legislation before State Parliament that will establish a single, statewide water and sewerage corporation.
The Australian Water Association has announced 29 finalists for the WA Water Awards, with projects involving desalination, residential developments and innovative beverage packaging all in the running for this year’s awards.
Australia has become the newest member nation of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, a group that specialises in the application of advanced systems analysis to examine complex systems, such as energy, water, food, climate change and population growth.
A full review of the country’s irrigated food supply is needed to ensure the country can take full advantage of increasing international food demand, according to a report released by the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).
Half of all the world’s wetlands were destroyed over the course of the 20th century, according to an alarming report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).