Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - July, 2013
In a big win for people power, water safety and environmentalism, 16 planned coal seam gas wells will not be built after the Planning Assessment Commission disapproved the projects.
The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan has been released by the Queensland Government. It says while much progress has been made to reduce farm chemical runoff, the Great Barrier Reef is still in dire straits.
One of the most important decisions in recent eco-political history has been delayed, with the Federal Environment Minister pushing back his call on dredging near the Great Barrier Reef by more than a month.
South Australia, Victoria and Queensland are all looking to get some plumbing work done, with tenders released for the construction and maintenance of wastewater systems in various states.
The Federal Resources Minister and the West Australian Premier are butting heads over the federal government's push for the rapid development of Woodside Petroleum's multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas project.
Researchers from the Australian National University have teamed up with CSIRO scientists in an effort to survey global foliation data spanning nearly thirty years.
CSIRO has announced a new leader for its water research initiatives, with the appointment of Dr Carol Couch as Director of the Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship.