The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced it will increase releases of water from the Meneindee Lakes to the Lower Darling River as of Friday this week.

Queensland irrigation farmers will now have control of the installation of water meters on their properties under changes announced by the State Government.

The Queensland Water Minister, Mark McArdle, has said that there are no plans by the Government to act on easing the State’s water restrictions.

Sydney Water has made a call for tenders to naturalise a one kilometer stretch of river bank along the Cooks River as part of a multi-million dollar project to improve stormwater management in the area.

A survey conducted by Melbourne Water shows that people are increasingly using their toilets as aquatic rubbish bins, with cotton wool and sanitary items regularly making their way passed the S bend.

The Victorian Government has announced a $5 million program to restore flood damaged catchments and improve environmental conditions for irrigators in flood affected areas.

The Victorian Government has announced reforms to the State Planning Policy Framework which it says will ensure the protection of the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers from encroaching developments.

The Victorian Government has announced the reappointment of the Chairperson and members to the Victorian Catchment Management Council (VCMC).

The Victorian Government and the operators of the Wonthaggi desalination plant have announced the singing of Preliminary Commercial Acceptance (PCA), following the completion of the first seven day commissioning test for the plant’s 50 gigalitre stream and successful transfer of drinking water to the Cardinia Reservoir.

The Victorian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has completed an independent risk assessment of the environmental harm caused to the Latrobe River and Gippsland Lakes from the flooded TRUenergy mine pit water discharges.

The Federal Government has released the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s modelling for 3200 GL and 2800 GL following the relaxing of key constraints in the system.

New research findings published by the CSIRO warns that serious declines in the April-May period will occur following the expansion of the subtropical dry-zone.

The Victorian Government has released a new five year plan that will co-ordinate the $1 billion worth of works being rolled out over across the state’s waterways to improve the health of the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay.

The Western Australian Government has outlined new water efficiency programs for regional towns experiencing low water storage levels, which it estimates could save as much as 4.3 billion litres in the first year of operations.

The first water from an agricultural project that uses surplus water from nearby mining operations has commenced working.

Infrastructure NSW has announced the release of the State Infrastructure Strategy, which recommends 70 major projects and reforms that should take priority over the next five, 10 and 20 years in an attempt to drive productivity and economic growth.

Grampians-Wimmera-Mallee Water (GWMWater) has announced that the full support of its irrigators in its bid to transfer 28,000 gigalitres of water to the Federal Government.

Strong run-off and average September rainfall has seen Melbourne’s water storage pass 80 per cent capacity for the first time in 15 years.

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