Sustainability > Water

City dwellers less serious about water

11 January, 2008

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.

Saving water aid launches in National Water Week

30 October, 2007

Smart Approved WaterMark, a national independent symbol to show that a product can save water around the home, was launched at National Water Week along with its new website:

Getting the river environment off welfare benefits

08 October, 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.

Private equity makes waves into Aussie water industry

08 August, 2007

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.

New initiative to sustain dwindling water resources

01 August, 2007

Australia’s International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) has launched an important initiative to help tackle the water crisis head-on – a post-graduate program to train the new leaders who will spearhead the management of our scarce water resources.

Water sustainability project underway in Gippsland

31 July, 2007

The Gippsland region of Victoria is embarking on a new era in water sustainability with construction underway on the Gippsland Water Factory project.

Water China 2008 and PVP China 2008

13 June, 2007

The largest Chinese trade fair for the Water Industry, the Water China/PVP China, in Canton (Guangzhou), will be held 4-7 March 2008.

Sustainability Victoria grant awarded

04 June, 2007

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.

Graduate students showcase design ideas for a sustainable future

31 May, 2007

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.

South Australia's water industry leaders revealed

30 May, 2007

Five leading South Australian water industry businesses and one committed individual were recognised at the 2007 Water Industry Alliance Awards.

Water-saving device

20 December, 2006

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.

$20 million to go towards water saving devices

07 June, 2006

The Beattie Government has made $20 million available to local Councils to stage water audits and to install water saving devices.

Western Australia joins Nation Water Initiative

06 June, 2006

Ken Matthews, Chairman of the National Water Commission, has welcomed the signing by Western Australia of the National Water Initiative (NWI).

Sustainability in wine making

03 June, 2006

As a wine business operating in the rural environment of the Barossa Valley for more than 150 years, Yalumba understands the significance of sustainability

Innovative approach to water saving

18 April, 2006

Like many Australians, millions of Britons are reeling from water restrictions.

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