Water > Management

Getting on top of the toxins

05 November, 2012

University of Waikato ecologist Professor David Hamilton has been awarded a $920,000 Marsden Grant to study toxin production found in blue-green algae in lakes.

Water efficiency is the answer

22 October, 2012

The Australian Water Association has released a new position paper on water efficiency.

Sustainable water management for industrial hub

21 September, 2012

Albury City Council has adopted a non-conventional approach to the provision of water and sewer infrastructure for Nexus, the city’s new 187 hectare precinct for large and heavy industry.

SEACI taps into future water availability

19 September, 2012

Australia’s water resources can be better managed under a changing climate, thanks to research released last week by the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI).

Clean drinking water: lessons from a decade of extreme weather events

10 September, 2012

While extreme weather events will inevitably impact water quality, the biggest risk to public health is not the intensity of these events but their increasingly close proximity to one another, UNSW researchers warn.

Workshop on saving water flows in the 21st century

04 September, 2012

Australia’s leading experts in water research and management will gather at the University of Canberra today for the second day of a two-day workshop to address the challenges of sustaining Australia’s vital freshwater ecosystems.

Wastewater and conservation key to quenching global thirst

17 August, 2012

A review prepared by the University of Melbourne looks at new methods of water conservation and the need to transform policies and attitudes.

Australia ‘must help’ in world’s silent water menace

07 August, 2012

Australia should take a lead in tackling the emerging global crisis in groundwater, according to Professor Craig Simmons, Director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT).

Two new appointments to Hyder’s water team

02 August, 2012

On the back of its growing water business, Hyder Consulting has appointed two new Associate Business Directors for its water team - Colin Carr and Damien Abbott.

Improving knowledge of groundwater assets

26 July, 2012

A new cutting-edge research group has been launched to investigate the impact that the coal seam gas, mining and agriculture industries have on Queensland’s most valuable underground resource - water.

Real-time monitoring for flood predictability

23 July, 2012

The Thiess Services’ Portable Automated Logger System or PALS was recently used for flood monitoring in Victoria. 10 PALS units were deployed to the field to monitor the level and duration of flood inundation. Each unit took only a couple hours to deploy before it began transmitting real-time data at 10-minute intervals back to the hosted website.

Water management trails climate change on the boardroom agenda

29 June, 2012

The CDP Water Disclosure Australia Report, launched yesterday by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), finds that only 55% of the ASX 100 companies that responded to the CDP Water questionnaire report board-level oversight of water-related policies, strategies or plans.

Australia “needs national groundwater strategy”

13 June, 2012

Australia will not have enough fresh water to meet the combined needs of a rapidly growing population, expanding industries and conservation of native landscapes in the mid-21st century if it fails to articulate a national groundwater strategy for the future. The caution comes from two of the nation’s most eminent water scientists, Professor Craig Simmons and Professor Peter Cook of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NGCRT).

Experts to gather to promote healthy waterways

12 June, 2012

Leaders in water-quality management and research will gather at CQUniversity Mackay to share ideas and work towards protecting the Mackay Whitsunday catchments at the Healthy Waterways Symposium from 13-15 June.

New turf at golf course to save council thousands

04 June, 2012

Strathfield Council has completed a major sustainability project at Hudson Park Golf Course using turf which could deliver potential savings of up to $40,000 annually.

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