The NSW Environment Protection Authority appears to have bungled part of its investigation into water pollution on the Central Coast, by conducting water quality tests on the wrong river.

Farmers struggling in drought conditions have been hit hard by the South Australian Government's decision to raise Natural Resource Management (NRM) water levies.

The battle to recharge urban aquifers has become the focus of a two-year research collaboration between Australian and German water ecology experts.

Australian experts have discovered that the ocean lights up with secret forms of communication between marine animals, and they might have applications in satellite remote sensing, biomedical imaging, cancer detection and computer data storage.

“Smart” drum lines that tell authorities when a shark is hooked are among the high-tech innovations behind rolled out on NSW beaches.

Australian marine experts are working on new ways to monitor whales non-invasively, sending airborne drones to have a look.

The Northern Territory Government has moved to include the mining, oil and gas sectors under the regulations of the Water Act.

Toxic sludge from Samarco’s burst dam in Brazil has reached the Atlantic Ocean, in what could be the worst environmental disaster the country has seen.

Brazilian mining company Samarco has agreed to a $366 million damage bill after its tailings dam burst, spreading toxic waste over hundreds of kilometres, killing 10 people, and flattening entire villages.

The West Australian Opposition says there must be a full independent inquiry into the potential exposure of 138 Water Corporation employees to asbestos.

Tasmanian experts are back from an Arctic research project where they used a variety of robots to map sea ice.

As populations grow and the planet dries, the need for safe, potable water will only continue to expand.

New climate models have been released that predict sea levels will rise high enough to flood parts of Batemans Bay on the New South Wales south coast.

Progress has been made on a $1.7 billion development in western Queensland, which proponents says will see 300 to 400 natural gas wells created, along with 1600 production jobs.

A high-tech pilot project in WA will test a system that uses solar power to purify seawater and then convert it to hydrogen fuel.

A major maritime union wants to Federal Government to stop aluminium producer Alcoa from using a foreign-crewed ship to move cargo from refineries in Western Australia to its smelter in Victoria.

Insiders say the Murray Darling Basin Authority will offer employees a 6 per cent pay increase over three years.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says the current El Nino weather system should break down early next year, leading to some substantial rainfall.

A ballot for industrial action by members of the CFMEU at NSW utility Essential Water has been approved.

Labor says Australia should lead world efforts to resettle climate change migrants forced from their homes in the Pacific.

Dozens more people were potentially exposed to asbestos during work on a Water Corporation project in WA, the State Government has said.

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