Water > Management

New organisation to lead the way in water training

07 May, 2012

The Australian Water Association (AWA) and Opus International Consultants (Opus) have announced the arrival of a new registered training organisation for the water sector, AWA Opus Water Industry Training Institute (WITI).

Huge scope to store water underground

07 May, 2012

There is potential to store large volumes of Australia’s precious fresh water underground, to offset climate change, avoid evaporation losses and meet national water needs into the future, leading water scientists say. Following a major national scientific workshop in Canberra, researchers in the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) say that managed aquifer recharge - the injection or infiltration of excess surface water into underground aquifers - could help secure the nation’s water supplies for an uncertain future.

Alternative water source for Melbourne comes out on top

27 April, 2012

Engineering, architecture and environmental consulting company GHD has received a Service Provider Innovation Award at the Smart Water Fund’s Innovation and Excellence Awards for its alternative water atlas for Melbourne.

Water trade is a valuable tool for Murray-Darling Basin communities, says NWC report

18 April, 2012

Released this week, the report, Impacts of water trading in the southern Murray-Darling Basin between 2006-07 and 2010-11, produced by the National Water Commission shows that selling water to the Commonwealth buyback program has not negatively impacted production. In fact, regional communities in the southern Murray-Darling Basin have remained productive even during drought, said Commissioner Laurie Arthur at a launch of the report at the Australian Water Congress 2012.

Trading could help save our groundwater

17 April, 2012

A well-designed trading scheme could help protect one of Australia’s most precious resources for the future - its groundwater - as well as the many wetlands and lakes it supports.

Scientists call for more transparency in proposed Murray-Darling Basic Plan

13 April, 2012

The volume of water needed to secure the long-term sustainability of the Murray-Darling river system cannot be identified clearly due to a lack of transparency in the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan, more than 60 Australian scientists say in a special joint statement.

Public lecture to investigate water quality management

13 April, 2012

Professor Christopher Saint will discuss cutting-edge research on the future of Australia’s water supply at a public lecture on Tuesday 17 April.

Pumping out new technology

22 March, 2012

The laboratories at the AWMC (Advanced Water Management Centre) at The University of Queensland are set up to cater for numerous experiments to develop sustainable techniques for water management. For the range of biological and process experiments that are conducted at the university, it was important for the laboratory to have pumps that were accurate, flexible to be used in different applications and easy for the researchers to set up and integrate, with technical assistance if required. Watson-Marlow pumps were selected for this purpose.

National Water Commission welcomes renewed reform role

19 March, 2012

Chair of the National Water Commission Chloe Munro has welcomed the decision by the Australian Government that the Commission will continue to operate as an independent and expert national agency to oversee the Council of Australian Governments’ national water-reform agenda.

National water planning resource goes online

03 February, 2012

An interactive web resource to help people easily access information on the status of water planning across Australia has been launched by the National Water Commission.

Water environmental innovation at mining site

29 January, 2012

To meet Grange Resources’ stringent requirements to protect the Savage River from its nearby mining operations, pitt&sherry designed a unique hydrocarbon separator to ensure no hydrocarbons were released into the river.

Microbial water quality - the devil and the redeemer

16 November, 2011

Professor Gillian Lewis, an expert in microbial water quality, will deliver her inaugural lecture as professor at The University of Auckland on Monday 21 November.

Online water quality assessment tool wins innovation award

15 November, 2011

At the NSW Excellence in Surveying & Spatial Information Awards event, the Spatial Information Award has been presented to the Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) for its online NorBE assessment tool.

New Managing Director for Sydney Water

03 August, 2011

Sydney Water has appointed Kevin Young as its new Managing Director.

Water efficiency in Australia at the crossroads

27 April, 2011 by Edgar Johnson*

Widespread flooding across Australia has the potential to push back hard fought water-efficiency gains made over the past decade. It’s concerning to think that the devastating floods may have shifted the water management mindset in Australia and effectively masked what still is a critical water challenge for communities across the entire nation.

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