Media reports this week have highlighted fears that a series of ponds containing heavy metals and cyanide at an abandoned mining site could spill into a river that feeds the Murray-Darling Basin.

There is strong speculation that Queensland’s Labor Government will backtrack on an election pledge and keep controversial water reforms that help big miners.

Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville says the sacking of water boards across the state, include Goulburn Murray Water (GMW), was a necessary move.

“There is liquid water today on the surface of Mars,” came the announcement overnight from Michael Meyer, the lead scientist on NASA’s Mars exploration programme.

Nanoengineers have unveiled a new type of microscopic motor that runs on enzymes, and could one day help clean the Earth’s oceans.

Royal Dutch Shell has stopped its controversial search for oil off the Alaskan coast, leading environmentalists to claim a huge victory.

The Wilderness Society has questioned a deal that will see energy giant Chevron pay for CSIRO’s research ship Investigator to conduct oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

Local engineers are working on a device that could greatly reduce the amount of water that outback power generators need.

The Bundaberg Regional Council will work with the Queensland Government on regional water supply reforms.

A British company has developed a new kind of concrete that could ease the heavy damage that floodwater can bring.

Some bizarre claims have been made this week, as South Australian senator Anne Ruston is welcomed to her new role as assistant minister for agriculture and water resources.

Goulburn Valley Water has announced a $6.2 million upgrade to Nagambie’s Water Treatment Plant will be finished in about a year’s time.

The latest Great Barrier Reef marine environment report card says the overall condition of inshore areas is pretty poor.

A troupe of New South Wales rice growers have visited the USA to learn how to avoid the damage done in regions like California.

Increasing severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause more storms that lead to extreme coastal flooding and erosion across the Pacific Ocean, a new study says.

New studies have found valid historical information in Aboriginal myths and stories dating back thousands of years.

Engineers have developed a new way to create hydrogen fuel with a method potentially hundreds of times cheaper than before.

The first real act of Australia’s new Prime Minister has been to shuffle around government responsibility for water.

An international study shows more than half the world’s sea turtles have ingested plastic or other human rubbish.

New research has revealed that agricultural clearing in southern Western Australia has poisoned waterways.

Water action groups from New South Wales say they might move in convoy to Sydney and Canberra to protest mismanagement of regional waterways.

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