Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - June, 2013
Queensland is reopening the Somerset Spillway Common which had been closed since sustaining damage in the 2011 floods, and is unveiling a plan to transform the Somerset region's network of dams into a natural tourism attraction.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is out with its 2013-14 State of the Regions Report. And it is calling on the Commonwealth to help local governments mitigate against costly natural disasters.
Pesticides are shattering a vital link in the food chain by significantly reducing the populations of Dragonflies. The effect was found in streams in Germany, France, and Australia.
Act now to bolster properties and infrastructure: Because the value of low-lying homes in South-East Queensland could take a nasty hit because of rising sea levels and more powerful storms caused by global climate change.
To better protect the Great Barrier Reef, Australia must also pay attention to how to better use and maintain the mainland to prevent further damage to these great ocean treasures.
The United Nations is challenging Australia to do something to protect the Great Barrier Reef from environmental degradation caused in part by costal development.
The Queensland Government is calling on the community of the Gladstone region to submit their views on two new draft water resource plans (WRPs) being prepared for the Boyne River Basin.
The Australian National University (ANU) has launched its new Food Policy Institute, aimed at helping put food on our plates and improving food security across the globe.
The Federal Government has unveiled a new plan that will see an area almost 80 times the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground vegetated with native seedlings, shrubs and grasses in the Coorong Lower Lakes Murray Mounth wetlands.