The Cairns Regional Council has announced it has voted to cease all fluoridation of its water supplies, supporting a policy established by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

The Western Australian Government has announced that planning of $30 million worth of infill projects to connect the central wastewater system to more than 2,000 lots in Mandurah, City Beach, Esperance and Geraldton has begun.

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has awarded the River Murray Medal impassioned water campaigner Henry Jones, marking the first time the medal has been awarded to a member of the community since its inception in 1853.

A new shower head co-developed by the CSIRO uses as little as 50 per cent of water compared to a normal shower head by using air to simulate the sensation of full pressure.

Sydney Water has awarded a five-year operations and facilities maintenance, with a potential two-year option, to Theiss, starting 1 July this year.

Queensland Water Minister Mark McArdle has started a regional tour of south east Queensland councils to cover electricity and water supply issues facing the state’s regional councils.

The Piccaninnie Ponds Karst Wetlands in South Australia have been added to the Ramsar list as a wetland of international importance.

The second stage of Western Australia’s Southern Seawater Desalination Plant (SSDP) has been completed with the first intake of sea water, marking a major milestone in commissioning the State Government’s $450million expansion project.

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)is providing expert assistance to United Nations workshop into the state of the marine environment in the Southwest Pacific Ocean.

New research has demonstrated the potential of a new kind of nanomaterial to filter out environmental toxins in water.

The Western Australian Government has released a policy framework for inland drainage that will guide the use of drainage as an option for inland farmers to manage salinity and waterlogging.

Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd has partnered with Victoria University and received a $794,000 Federal Government grant for research on converting waste heat and waste water from textile processing into recycled water.

Lindsay Island in the Murray Sunset National Park will be Victoria’s first project to recover water for the environment using the Murray Darling-Basin Plan adjustment mechanism.

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