Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - April, 2013
A new research collaboration between the University of Queensland and three leading research institutes in Brazil will seek to deliver groundbreaking new guidelines to assess air and water quality in mining regions.
The new $94 million water treatment plan in Corio, Victoria has officially opened for business, and is set to save en estimated 2 billion litres of drinking water every year.
The bid to see the super trawler Abel Tasman operate in Australian waters has taken another blow after the Federal Government barred two large complementary commercial fishing vessels from operating in the Small Pelagic Fishery for two years.
The Federal Government has announced it will provide a further $200 million for the extension of a plan that provides landholders and farmers with funding to stop the flow of chemicals into the Great Barrier Reef.
The Victorian Government has outlined its new Gippsland Lakes Environmental Strategy plan, outlining a range of strategies the Government says will protect the region’s iconic lakes.
The Federal Government has announced it will continue to support Natural Resources Management organisations (NRMS), with $669 million to continue work over the coming five years.
New satellite images from NASA have confirmed that the mass fish kills across South Australian waters last month was likely caused by a naturally occurring algal bloom.
The Queensland Government is calling on the state’s irrigators to take part in the local management review of the State’s eight irrigation schemes.
The Queensland Government’s decision to withdraw water dividends and tax equivalent payments has provoked an angry response from Gladstone Regional Council, who has accused the Government of a $4.19 million per annum grab’.
A new collaborative effort between the Water Services Assocation of Australia (WSAA) and Sydney Water will attempt to examine just how the nation’s $120 billon worth of water assets can be bets managed and protected in the face of extreme climate events.
The summer ice melt in the Antarctic Peninsula has posted a 10-fold increase over the last 600 years, with the most rapid melting occurring in the last 50 years, according to a new collaborative research project conducted by the Australian National University (ANU)and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
The Western Australian Department of Water has announced it will be conducting an aerial survey of the South West region to gain valuable insights into the area’s underground water resources.