Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - March, 2013
The Queensland Government has released a draft plan that it says will establish a ‘robust water allocation and management framework’ for the Wet Tropics region.
The Queensland Government has announced it will conduct a full review into the Barron Water Resource Plan in a bid to examine the allocation and management of water in the Upper Barron.
The South Australian Government has announced the official opening of the Adelaide Desalination Plant, with Premier Jay Weatherill describing the plant as an ‘insurance policy against future droughts’.
The practice of water trading throughout the country has continued to grow, showing that seasonal conditions play very little role in the behaviour of the sector, a new National Water Commission (NWC) report has shown.
A renewed focus and cooperation between State and Federal Governments is sorely needed if real reform of the management of the Murray-Darling Basin is to be achieved, a new report by the National Water Commission (NWC) has found.
Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) has announced it has given environmental approval to the proposed billion dollar Bowen coal seam gas pipeline.
A new research initiative aimed at expanding the use of water recycling for irrigating South Australia’s horticultural industry has been launched by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence (AWRCE).
The National Water Commission (NWC) has released two reports into the industry’s operation in the 2011-12 year, detailing sustained improvements in water quality, delivery efficiency and water conservation.
The Northern Territory Government has released the drafts of the Alice Springs Water Allocation Plan and the Great Artesian Basement Water Allocation Plan for public comment.
Logan City Council has announced it is continuing to seek more information from SEQwater on the potential costs of de-fluoridating the council’s water supply.
A research project that has examined sediment cores from several Victorian lakes has gained new insights into how the climate has changed over the past 2,000 years, revealing that the most severe impact on the water systems have occurred in the last four decades.
The newly minted Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, Adam Gillies, has announced that the proposed 30 per cent increases to power prices will be reduced to 20 per cent.
The Victorian Government has announced it will triple environmental water entitlements for the Campaspe River under the $3.73 million Caring for the Campaspe project.
The Federal and Victorian Governments have announced a new voluntary strategic purchase program for eligible irrigators under the Goulburn-Murray Water Connections Project.
The Federal Government has tabled the final plans for the world’s largest network of marine reserves, which will aim to protect 2.7 kilometres of the nation’s ocean environment.
The Federal Government has announced it will implement greater environmental protection for water resources impacted by coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.