Malcolm Turnbull, the Federal Parliamentary Secretary for water, recently announced a $13.4 million grant to revive the Macquarie Marshes and other important wetlands. But it is unclear how the money will be spent. Reference has been made to … [Read more...] about Much Money & More Models Won’t Necessarily Save The Macquarie Marshes
I spilt my tea over a story at ABC News Online last Thursday. Entitled ‘Murray River flows at record low', without quoting a specific source, it stated: “The water level in the Murray River is at its lowest since records began more than 100 … [Read more...] about Water in Murray River Not At Record Low
The Queensland Government and the Gold Coast City Council have just signed-off on a deal to build a desalination plant - the first for Queensland. It is expected to be completed by the end of November2008 and provide 125 megalitres a day. That's a … [Read more...] about Queensland’s First Desalination Plant
At the weekend 62 percent of Toowoomba residents voted against drinking treated sewage effluent. Just yesterday the Local Government Association of Queensland put out a press release suggesting Toowoomba is not typical of the rest of Queensland - or … [Read more...] about What Do You Think About Treated Sewage Effluent in Water Supplies?
Last weekend residents of Toowoomba -- Australia's largest inland regional city and a city running out of water -- voted against a proposal whereby the city would draw 25 per cent of its water from recycled effluent. On the subject of water and … [Read more...] about Water Actually Recycled Urine: Mercurius
"The Mayor of Toowoomba, Di Thorley, says the case for water recycling in Australia has been dealt a severe blow as a result of yesterday's poll in the south-east Queensland city. Around 60 per cent of residents have voted 'no' to a plan to draw 25 … [Read more...] about Toowoomba Votes Against Water Recycling