Across Australia, the number of people in cities who think the water situation is ‘very serious’ has dropped by more than 7% in the last year, going from 44.1% in 2006 to 36.7% in 2007.
Applying a proper business approach to environmental flows and freeing up the rules for private ownership and management could play a key role in ensuring the long-term ecological sustainability of Australian rivers, according to Professor Gary Jones, CEO of eWater Cooperative Research Centre.
An Australian-owned and run water technology provider has completed its third major acquisition in 18 months and has also found a private equity partner to enable further expansion.
Australiaâ€™s International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) has launched an important initiative to help tackle the water crisis head-on â€“ a post-graduate program to train the new leaders who will spearhead the management of our scarce water resources.
The Gippsland region of Victoria is embarking on a new era in water sustainability with construction underway on the Gippsland Water Factory project.
The largest Chinese trade fair for the Water Industry, the Water China/PVP China, in Canton (Guangzhou), will be held 4-7 March 2008.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has received a $990,000 grant from the Sustainability Fund, a Victorian government initiative managed by Sustainability Victoria, for its salt and water reduction and re-use strategy.
Among the exciting line up of graduate student work to be exhibited at the Society for Responsible Design ChangeX 2007 exhibition, will be a number of eco-friendly designs including an environmentally sound shower system for the homeless, a system for upgrading storm water for local use and a combined system for domestic grey water recycling that also monitors water saving.
Five leading South Australian water industry businesses and one committed individual were recognised at the 2007 Water Industry Alliance Awards.
A large quantity of water is wasted from hot water outlets while waiting for the hot water to arrive. Using the Aqua-technique water saver system, this water is re-circulated, saved and reused, so that it is not lost.
The Beattie Government has made $20 million available to local Councils to stage water audits and to install water saving devices.
Ken Matthews, Chairman of the National Water Commission, has welcomed the signing by Western Australia of the National Water Initiative (NWI).
As a wine business operating in the rural environment of the Barossa Valley for more than 150 years, Yalumba understands the significance of sustainability
Like many Australians, millions of Britons are reeling from water restrictions.