Sustainability > Water

Farmers continue to embrace solar

22 March, 2019 by Dr Georgina Davis, Advisor Resources, Queensland Farmers' Federation

The agricultural sector is continuing to make significant investments in clean energy to decarbonise the economy.

Drone technology facilitates precision agriculture

28 February, 2019

Engineers at Monash University have developed a soil moisture mapping system using autonomous drone technology to improve paddock irrigation practice.

Shellfish recycling centre the first step to restoring our waterways

12 November, 2018

The 'Give Back to Habitat' initiative kicked off with the opening of the Moreton Bay Shellfish Recycling Centre.

Impacts of unconventional gas production on water resources

24 October, 2018

Groundwater contamination could be among many possible impacts of unconventional gas production.

WA water industry recognised for saving billions of litres

01 May, 2018

WA Water Minister Dave Kelly has recognised the top savers in the Water Corporation's non-residential water-saving programs.

Water technology could combat Western Sydney heatwaves

04 December, 2017

Could a fountain save a life? New research has found that installing more water features — including public fountains, ponds and mist — in Western Sydney could reduce the mortality rate during heatwaves by almost 50%.

Strategic directions for the water industry

13 June, 2017

Customer education, infrastructure modernisation and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry's perennial challenges posed by ageing infrastructure, according to the '2017 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report' released in the US.

Inaugural Women in Water event held in Victoria

03 April, 2017

Victoria's water sector is embracing gender diversity with the inaugural Women in Water event, held recently in Traralgon and attended by over 150 women from across the local industry.

Embrace innovation at Ozwater'17

17 March, 2017

The Australian Water Association's international water conference and trade exhibition, Ozwater, will be held from 16–18 May at ICC Sydney.

Mental mind shift for sustainable water

08 November, 2016

The water industry has an opportunity to do more for sustainable growth using technology that is already currently available.

Climate change tool for coastal communities

02 September, 2016

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility has launched the beta version of CoastAdapt, a climate risk management framework for Australian coastal communities.

World Water Week opens in Stockholm

30 August, 2016

Around 3000 people from over 120 countries are meeting in Stockholm this week for the 26th annual World Water Week, organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute.

Golden building with smart technology that responds to the environment

04 July, 2016

Completed in June this year, 200 George Street is one of Australia's first so-called 'smart buildings'.

Sydney Water committed to sustainable energy projects

21 March, 2016 by Philip Woods, Energy Manager and Peter Anders, Contract Services Manager, Sydney Water

Along with the provision of world-class water and wastewater services, protection of the health of our customers and protection of the environment are part of Sydney Water's core values.

Fluid solutions for liveable cities

16 March, 2016 by Dr Ryan Signor*

Around the world, we are seeking ways to deliver cities that are liveable and sustainable. Water is at the heart of this quest.

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