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  • 13 Aug 2020- 04:27 by Local Press Report CANBERRA Newcastle Herald Australia's leading science agency is looking for towns and communities who want to trial an underground water bank, where the precious resource can be stored for a not so rainy day. The CSIRO's research indicates
  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia The government of Australia is paying almost the maximum amount permitted for water purchases under its Murray Darling Basin strategy while not applying approved policy, planning or guidance to all procurements, according to a new
  • 14 Jul 2020- 10:29 by Local Press Report CANBERRA South China Morning Post As the relationship between Canberra and Beijing sours, distrust of China and concerns about drought and water shortages have fuelled talk that China is buying up Australia’s water sources with malicious intent. Water first
  • 6 Jul 2020- 10:53 by Local Press Report SYDNEY The Sydney Morning Herald NSW's independent water regulator has taken Whitehaven to court, accusing the coal miner of capturing water that it was not entitled to take at its Maules Creek site. The Natural Resource Access Regulator on Thursday said
  • 25 Jun 2020- 11:27 by Local Press Report SYDNEY The Sydney Morning Herald Sydney's water supply will struggle to cope with population growth and future droughts because the NSW government has failed to investigate, implement or support water savings measures. In a scathing report, the Auditor
  • 18 May 2020- 08:39 by Local Press Report FOZ DO IGUACU Merco Press The world's largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipu Plant announced that starting next Monday, May 18, it will open its spillway to help Paraguay and Argentina, which are suffering from a drought and hence having problems
  • 6 May 2020- 07:20 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW ABC News (Australia) Chinese state-owned enterprises have acquired water entitlements in Australia and some foreign water investors face limited scrutiny by the Foreign Investment Review Board. Corporate Risk Scarcity Sydney NSW Oceania Australia
  • 15 Mar 2020- 06:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat SYDNEY, Australia A quarter of the world's population faces theats to quality and availability of drinking water because of climate change and urbanisation. New research (Nature Communications) led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in
  • 11 Feb 2020- 06:49 by Local Press Report MERRIWA NSW ABC News (Australia) Wombats on a New South Wales Hunter Valley farm are being hailed as heroes for burrowing down to an underground soak and supplying water to an array of native fauna hit hard by drought. Beef farmer Ted Finnie's property
  • 10 Feb 2020- 06:28 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW ABC News (Australia) A row has broken out between the New South Wales and Queensland Governments over whether irrigators north of the border should be allowed to harvest potential river flows. NSW water minister Melinda Pavey said her government
  • 5 Feb 2020- 05:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia A new audit of the Australian government's  Drought Community Program (DCP) Extension  has found that the program has “limited ability” to target communities hardest hit by drought. The $200 Million USD fund is meant to provide a
  • 29 Jan 2020- 05:32 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW The Sydney Morning Herald Millions of dollars in funding for regional water projects are being withheld by the Commonwealth because the Berejiklian government has failed to complete basic Murray-Darling river management plans more than six months
  • 22 Jan 2020- 06:23 by Local Press Report HOBART SBS News Water restrictions in Tasmania have been extended to include most of the state for the first time, after three years of dry conditions and low rainfall. TasWater says the restrictions will take effect from Monday in all serviced communities
  • 18 Jan 2020- 09:35 by Staff- Water Diplomat RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Rio de Janeiro's State Water and Sewerage Company (CEDAE) has issued a statement that “all tests conducted show that the water is within the parameters required by the Ministry of Health, and proper for the consumption",
  • 13 Jan 2020- 08:20 by Local Press Report UMUWA Live Science A lot of camels are going to die this week, as Australian hunters mow them down from the air. They aren't from the continent, but arrived in the 1840s on ships. Nearly 200 years later, they're mostly feral pests, destroying

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