Water > Management

Farmers want water ‘banked’ for future droughts

20 May, 2013

A survey shows that farmers in the Namoi catchment area in the Murray Darling Basin are mainly supportive of water banking - storing surplus water underground - from large floods.

Schneider Electric showcases water-sector solutions at OzWater

07 May, 2013

At the OzWater conference and exhibition in Perth this week, Schneider Electric is demonstrating customised solutions designed to help Australian water and utility organisations better manage their operating and energy costs.

Computer simulation to protect water supply

11 April, 2013

Researchers at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training have developed a new model to predict where - and how fast - polluted groundwater can move from a contaminated site, allowing water managers to better locate and clean up the water.

Honeywell selected for water distribution project in Kuwait

10 April, 2013

Honeywell today announced that it has been selected by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water to modernise the water distribution network that supplies more than 1.2 billion litres of fresh water daily to Kuwait’s growing population.

Water management for regional community

04 April, 2013

An integrated water project servicing the towns of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy in Queensland has been designed for growth across the region without causing environmental damage to the pristine environment. TRILITY was contracted by the Gladstone Regional Council to provide the new infrastructure, including a wastewater treatment facility and seawater desalination plant.

Software modelling predicts water consumption and helps plan future investments

12 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Water services provider Veolia has used Australian software in a European trial of water demand prediction, achieving an accuracy rate of 99.5%.

New tool to assist with on-farm irrigation management

26 February, 2013

NIWA researchers are working with five Canterbury farmers to develop and trial an innovative tool that generates tailored, site-specific weather forecasts to help manage irrigation.

Rainfall engineering for droughts and floods

14 February, 2013

A University of Waikato scientist says we need to rethink the way we collect and store water.

Contemplating urban water management in cities of the future

30 January, 2013 by Professor Tony Wong*, Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities

Recent occurrences in Australia of severe droughts, heatwave conditions and floods highlight the vulnerability of future cities (and towns) to the chronic and acute effects of climatic extremes.

Australia urged to ‘bank’ its water

29 January, 2013

Australia should prepare now for dry times ahead by ‘banking’ its water underground when rainfall is plentiful, according to an important new scientific study.

Understanding the behaviour of water catchments

23 January, 2013

Understanding how our water catchments react to natural disturbances may offer hydrologists greater insight into how to manage our water supplies. Key to this is an understanding of the steady state and why water responds differently in different circumstances.

Influence of the media on water use behaviour

14 December, 2012

Australia’s recent drought led to unprecedented low water storage levels in many areas of the country, prompting measures such as wastewater recycling and desalination, which were widely covered in Australian newspapers. Researchers Professor Sara Dolnicar and Dr Anna Hurlimann believed it was important to look into how media reported on water-related topics.

Extreme floods recharge groundwater reserves

12 December, 2012

A new study by La Trobe University and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training has shown that depleted groundwater reserves can be recharged very quickly by extreme floods.

Nyrstar stormwater project saves water and reduces impacts on Derwent River

16 November, 2012

Senator Don Farrell, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, has joined Senator for Tasmania Carol Brown to announce the Australian Government’s $2.9 million funding contribution to the Integrated Water Cycle Management Project at Nyrstar Hobart.

Crocodile eggs measure river health

12 November, 2012

A Darwin-based scientist has converted Aboriginal knowledge of Australia’s landscape into an environmental management tool.

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