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19 September 2018
Historic deal to deliver water to southern Murray Darling irrigators
A new deal will make it easier to get vital water flows to irrigators in the southern Murray Darling Basin. Murray Irrigation Limited (MIL) and the New South Wales Government ...

18 September 2018
Why utilities must prepare for digital water metering
With reduced revenue forecasts, increasing customer demands and government pressure for efficiency savings, water utilities would be unwise to hold off on implementing ...

17 September 2018
WA says goodbye to 100-year-old water laws to address climate change
Western Australia (WA) is modernising its century-old water laws to improve water security in the face of climate change. The proposed Water Resources Management Bill ...

14 September 2018
Eating more vegetables can halve water consumption
A healthy vegetarian diet requires 50% less water to produce than a typical meat-heavy diet, a new study has found. Researchers from the European Commission's Joint  ...

13 September 2018
Satellites guard against water theft in Murray-Darling Basin
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is looking to space to help guard against water theft. The MDBA has completed a successful trial using satellites to track flows ...

12 September 2018
How SA Water is meeting changing customer expectations
In order to deliver on its vision of ‘world class water services for a better life’, SA Water is focused on listening to – and learning from – its customers. Speaking ahead of his ...

11 September 2018
Adani-owned Abbot Point coal terminal charged over sediment water release
The Queensland Government is taking Indian mining giant Adani to court, alleging it discharged sediment water near the Great Barrier Reef containing eight times the amount ...

10 September 2018
Pumped hydro research bags ANU academics Eureka Prize
A team of academics who discovered 22,000 possible pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) sites across Australia has been awarded the 2018 Eureka Prize for Environmental ...

7 September 2018
Using engineered sand to clean stormwater: A shore thing?
US researchers have developed a new way to remove contaminants from stormwater, which could help water-strapped communities tap into the underused resource ...

6 September 2018
How this Bangkok park is helping to save the sinking city from flooding
Bangkok was known as the ‘Venice of the East’ during much of the 19th century thanks to the hundreds of canals that once snaked through the city. Today, many of ...

5 September 2018
Research shows irrigation efficiency projects actually lead to more water use
New South Wales is currently weathering its driest year on record since 1965 and Australia’s new drought envoy Barnaby Joyce has joined the ranks of politicians calling ...

4 September 2018
Shared leadership needed for water industry’s ‘wicked problems’
Solving ‘wicked problems’ in the water industry requires a collaborative approach to leadership, says International WaterCentre (IWC) Leadership Specialist André Taylor ...

3 September 2018
Water pipe failure prediction tool takes out Eureka Prize
A tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to make intelligent predictions about water pipe failures has taken out the University of Technology ...

31 August 2018
Queensland cotton irrigator charged over $20m Murray-Darling funding fraud
A Queensland cotton irrigator has been arrested over an alleged $20 million scam involving federal funds designated for Murray-Darling water efficiency projects ...

30 August 2018
How poor water management contributes to the rise of terrorism
The rise of Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is inextricably linked to poor water management, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told attendees at ...

29 August 2018
Reimagining water tank design in the Amazon nets students international water prize
A group of students in Peru has developed an innovative system to harvest rainwater in the Amazon, where two-thirds of the population lives without adequate ...

28 August 2018
Tasmanian boil alerts lifted as TasWater completes historic 24glasses program
Public health alerts have been removed from all TasWater connected water supplies, with the utility confident its customers can now enjoy a glass of water straight ...

27 August 2018
Innovative stormwater management can help improve quality of life for communities
Traditional approaches to stormwater management are being reconsidered in favour of strategies that reintegrate runoff back into the urban environment and help ...

24 August 2018
Rural Victorian community battling bottled water giant over groundwater extraction
A small town in Victoria is refusing to give up in a David and Goliath-style battle to protect its groundwater from drinks giant Asahi Beverages. Groundwater from the ...

23 August 2018
A sight for sore eyes: Contact lenses contributing to microplastic pollution
Flushing disposable contact lenses down the sink or toilet is contributing to the world’s growing microplastic problem, according to new research. In a study of how ...

22 August 2018
Citizen scientists help boost water management in Australia’s red centre
Water is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of central Australia – more likely you’re picturing that iconic red dirt, endless blue sky and ...

21 August 2018
Queensland takes water monitoring to new heights with drone technology
The Queensland Government is taking an innovative approach to water monitoring, using drone technology to assess water levels in dams and bores in remote ...

20 August 2018
Take politics out of water funding, says local council water manager
Small councils face in-built disadvantages when it comes to getting water projects funded, according to one regional council water manager. Shaun Johnston ...

20 August 2018
Australian Water Association makes moves for a digital-first future
The Australian Water Association is expanding its digital offering for members and the public with a new information hub designed to make it easier to access ...

16 August 2018
Politicians call for environmental water to be redirected to NSW farmers
With the entire state of New South Wales now in drought – and almost one-quarter classified as being in intense drought – NSW Minister Pru Goward has called ...

15 August 2018
Kids and schools lead the way in water savings
Victorian schools have helped save 5.7 billion litres of water across the state since 2012 – enough to sustain Geelong’s water needs for about three months. More ...

14 August 2018
Stronger together: Boosting community engagement through partnerships
Water is the “most essential of essential services”, which puts the water industry in a unique position to help improve not just the physical health and wellbeing of the ...

13 August 2018
Virtual reality set to reshape the water industry
As disruptive technologies like big data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things take hold in the water industry, there’s one that tends to get left behind: virtual ...

10 August 2018
NSW officially in drought after an extremely dry July
The entire state of NSW has been declared in drought, with almost one-quarter classified as being in intense drought, the NSW Department of Primary Industries ...

9 August 2018
Foreign ownership of water infrastructure under increased scrutiny
Foreign investment in Australia’s water infrastructure will come under scrutiny once the Federal Government makes its register of water assets ownership public later ...

8 August 2018
New ARC training centre targets data as the future of asset maintenance
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced the start of a new Industrial Transformation Training Centre to help the resource sector better harness data ...

7 August 2018
What happens when you put water management in the hands of communities?
Advances in technology such as sensors, smartphones and social networks make it easier than ever for communities to care for shared resources. But what makes ...

6 August 2018
The next agricultural revolution: How robotics will help us feed our growing population
Australia’s population is projected to reach 37 million in 2050 – a 60% increase from current numbers. That’s a lot of people to feed, but the country’s agriculturalists ...

3 August 2018
One of SA’s smallest treatment plants has won best tasting tap water
Discerning tap-water drinkers should set their sights on SA Water’s Woolpunda Water Treatment Plant, which has been named best tasting tap water in South ...

2 August 2018
Australia faces increased threats from extreme weather events, new research finds
A new study shows heavy but short rainstorms are intensifying more rapidly than expected, which could lead to increased instances of flash floods in urban and ...

1 August 2018
“Worryingly high” levels of PFAS water contamination found at airport work sites
The Gold Coast airport expansion has recently been rocked with controversy after reports emerged that workers were not notified about high levels of PFAS ...

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