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25 Oct 2021 SYDNEY, Australia
New report confirms cyclical relationship between ecological degradation and conflict, examining 3 ecological "hotspots"
4 Oct 2021 SYDNEY
Increased desalination, stormwater recycling and ne efficiency measures recommended.
1 May 2021 Darwin
The Northern Territory government awarded Fortune Agribusiness a license to extract 40 billion liters of underground water per year to irrigate a 3500-hectare horticulture project at Singleton cattle station, about 380km north of Alice Springs. Native title holders concerned.
16 Feb 2021 SYDNEY
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has hit back at criticism it takes a robotic approach to implementing the plan to carve up water across the river system. Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie said farmers on the ground and representative bodies were concerned about the authority's lack of flexibility...
8 Feb 2021 SYDNEY
A new red alert for blue-green algae has now been declared for the Murray River from Mildura to Wentworth. The high alert previously issued for the Red Cliffs to Mildura stretch of river remains current. The new declaration followed testing by Water NSW and local water authorities. Levels of blue-green algae in other sections of the river continue to fluctuate...
17 Dec 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Meterological Organization (WMO) assesses that 2020 is on track to be the second warmest year in the most recent decade, with the warmest six years being since 2015.Preliminary information, based on data collected from January to October 2020, shows how high-impact events such as floods, extreme heat and wildfires affected millions of people...
17 Dec 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
United States President-elect Joe Biden has announced that the US will host a climate summit of the world’s major economies before the end of March 2021. Biden has already committed the US re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement on the day of his inauguration in January.The announcement follows a virtual "Climate Ambition Summit" co-hosted by the UN, the United Kingdom, Britain, France, Italy, and Chile on 12-13 Decmber which was organised to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris accord and was held in lieu of the originally-scheduled COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, which will now happen in November 2021...
15 Dec 2020 SYDNEY
A major review of the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan has highlighted the progress made in recovering water for the environment while addressing some major challenges posed by climate change. The 2024 deadline for their completion is written into the basin plan, however there are three projects in Victoria and nine in New South Wales that are at serious risk of not meeting that deadline...
15 Dec 2020 MELBOURNE
For the first time in the State’s history, Traditional Owners in Victoria have been allocated water ownership in a river system. In recognising the Gunaikurnai people’s connection to water, Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville has granted two gigalitres of Mitchell River water to Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC).
7 Dec 2020 MELBOURNE
A programme developed by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) for the Australian and New Zealand water industries will create opportunities for innovative, European technology companies. A Technology Roadmap has been created through W-Lab. W-Lab wants to hear from innovative technology companies who can help assist water utilities in lowering costs through innovation, using new technologies to remain relevant as an equitable provider of essential services, as well as deliver to ever-evolving customer expectations in service delivery and care for the environment.
4 Dec 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
The position earmarked for a permanent Australian Indigenous representative on The Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s board remains vacant more than a year after it was announced.The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Indigenous representatives in the Murray-Darling Basin, federal politicians and irrigators are all demanding the Australian Government deliver on its overdue promise of a First Nations representative to lead national water management...