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A moment during these testing times to appreciate our water stories – alive as ever

This edition, we share with our readers the following water story:

So far, 2019-20 has brought many hardships and drastic changes that are shaping our livelihoods. In Queensland, we are resilient, we have been faced with the worst and will continue to be tested. However, it is important to acknowledge for the lucky few – including majority of us working in the essential services of the water sector – that we also have much to be grateful for and to appreciate. Whether it is our privilege to travel around our beautiful state, the opportunity to stay connected with water, or simply to step into communities that band together during the toughest of times, we are particularly fortunate.

We are also showcasing a collection of photos from GHD's Richard Savage, who reminds us just how lucky we are ... in many different contexts and settings.

Charlene Wong, Engeny Water Management, also shares with us a collection of remarkable photographs from her time in Tasmania pre-COVID-19. Disclaimer: the sheer beauty in these photos may cause some to experience some serious envy during this “iso” time!

Finally, we share a photograph submitted by Urban Utilities' Rebecca Fluerty,  from her water story.

A collection of photos from Richard Savage


Tanker Supply to Stanthorpe
Tanker Supply to Stanthorpe. Image: Richard Savage



Near Miss Lake Moogerah “Near miss” Lake Moogerah. Image: Richard Savage




Dust Suppression Tanker Dysart Mine Dust suppression tanker, Dysart Mine, QLD. Image: Richard Savage



DN1700 Reservoir Pipelines DN1700 Reservoir Pipelines – Camerons Hill to Green Hill, Brisbane. Image: Richard Savage




Coomera River Floods Coomera River Floods (2017). Image: Richard Savage



Broadwater Gold Coast Broadwater, Gold Coast. Image: Richard Savage



Crystal Cascades Crystal Cascades, Cairns. Image: Richard Savage


Charlene’s water story

“One thing that struct me the most when I was travelling in Tasmania was that water comes in so many forms, yet they are all beautiful in their unique ways. For example, it was raining and hailing most days, but because we were up on the mountains those forms of water made the scenery more mysterious and magnificent. On the last day, the sun finally decided to come out, shining right above the mountains with the calm Cynthia Bay reflecting the mountains like a mirror.”


Sunset at Coles Bay Sunset at Coles Bay. Image: Charlene Wong



Overland Track Made it to the finish line, enjoying some sun after conquering the mighty Overland Track. Image: Charlene Wong



Freycinet National Park Sun disappearing behind Freycinet National Park. Image: Charlene Wong



Tarn Did you know? A small mountain pool is called a “Tarn”, originating from the Old Norse language. Image: Charlene Wong



Dove Lake Dove Lake. Image: Charlene Wong



Cradle Mountain Overlooking Dove Lake on Cradle Mountain. Image: Charlene Wong


A photograph from Rebecca Fluerty


Southbank Southbank. Image: Rebecca Fluerty