News Archive

December 2015

21 December 2015
Most comprehensive water overview released
The devastation of the Millennium Drought has given birth to Australia’s most comprehensive collection of water information and...

18 December 2015
Researchers look north after funding boost
A fledgling South Australian water research institute has been boosted by $16 million in funding to expand its efforts in helping...

18 December 2015
People power drives winning career
Over a decades-long career in the water industry, 2015’s Australian Water Association NSW Water Professional of the...

17 December 2015
Water availability map heralded
An enormous project modelling water balance estimates across the continent has been applauded with a major Australian....

17 December 2015
High-flying drones to find water leaks
Drones equipped with infrared camera technology could be a key future tool for detecting leaking underground...

16 December 2015
Biosolids hope on saline soil
Waste biosolids from sewerage treatment may regenerate salt-affected soils, and a Victorian water utility is investigating....

16 December 2015
Reef rehab efforts falling short
Both the Queensland and Federal Governments need to substantially ramp up their efforts to cut Great Barrier Reef...

15 December 2015
Water bill innovation gains big savings
A savvy social media campaign, smart phone application and automatic meter reading could be the keys to saving councils....

15 December 2015
Australia-first biological plant launches
Australia’s first biological filtration water treatment facility has officially opened, in a small Northern Territory town....

14 December 2015
Hydropower gets big push in Paris
The global amount of hydropower being supplied could double in the next 35 years, the COP21 climate change conference....

14 December 2015
Major update for runoff guidelines
Water professionals have been given a new tool to better predict the impact of flooding, after the Australian Rainfall...

11 December 2015
Victorian authority on the hunt for 10GL
As dry conditions continue to be felt in the Wimmera-Glenelg region, the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH)...

10 December 2015
Water key to civilisation for Tasmanian YWP
For the newly crowned Tasmanian Young Water Professional of the Year, working in water is more than just a job – it’s...

10 December 2015
Riverina irrigators get modern boost  
More than 200 small farms are set to reap the benefits of a $40 million water modernisation project in central NSW. As part of Federal.... 

9 December 2015
Uncertainty lingers over chemical clean-up
Limited international knowledge on remediating Hunter Water has quarantined about 1.5GL of its water supply over fears of ...

9 December 2015
Great Artesian bores set for overhaul  
The NSW Government will use $1.7 million in federal funding for infrastructure upgrades in the Great Artesian Basin, replacing.... 

8 December 2015
Deep dive into moisture data
A new interactive water balance map that brings together current and historical data on soil moisture, runoff, evapotranspiration...

8 December 2015
Pump station overcomes construction obstacles
A clever solution to resurrecting an essential wastewater pump station has taken out the Australian Water Association South.... 

7 December 2015
Vietnam opening up to Australian expertise
Australian water firms need to move quickly but intelligently to capitalise on the enormous business opportunities on offer...

7 December 2015
Unclogging permeable pavements’ potential
Award-winning new research has potentially pointed the way to dramatically improving the cost-effectiveness of permeable.... 

7 December 2015
Lochnivar population boom drives $15m works
Hunter Water has unveiled its new water and sewer infrastructure plans to cater for 5000 new homes in the rural town of...

7 December 2015
Soft dam aids Nambucca drought-proofing
A dam resting on soft foundations is the final piece of a water security strategy that Nambucca Shire Council says will...

4 December 2015
World water organisations form climate pact
An international commitment to improving water systems' ability to cope with climate change has been made at the Paris ...

4 December 2015
Minister names new Murray-Darling chief executive
The new incoming head of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has been named, with the Agriculture and Water...

3 December 2015
Queensland riverbank stabilisation begins
Riverbank stabilisation works have begun in southern Queensland, as part of a long-term catchment management program...

3 December 2015
Victorian regions face water restrictions
Almost two dozen Victorian regions will find out in the coming weeks whether they will face water restrictions this summer...