FOR over a decade the Bureau of Meteorology, and CSIRO have been predicting on-going drought in the Murray Darling Basin. Hundreds of scientists have been employed –at the expense of tax payers – to run General Simulation Models all predicting the … [Read more...] about Wettest September on Record in Murray Darling
When Revegetation is Not Revegetation
During the recent drought, when the waters of Lake Alexandrina receded, rye grass was sown on the dry lake bed in front of Trevor Harden’s home to stop the soil blowing away. Mr Harden would have preferred the barrages to have been opened, and the … [Read more...] about When Revegetation is Not Revegetation
Parliament to Finally Admit Water Act Unbalanced?
On the pages of The Australian Financial Review on November 16, 2010, Sydney barrister Jospehine Kelly wrote that: "No one in federal Parliament is being honest with the people of the Murray-Darling basin and the Australian pubilc. The Water Act … [Read more...] about Parliament to Finally Admit Water Act Unbalanced?
The Value of Water to the Queensland Government: A Note from Tony
IN all the controversy over management of dams in South East Queensland, it is worth considering the value of the resource to the nominal owners, the Queensland Government, who sell that water to consumers. With the aid of the Wivenhoe … [Read more...] about The Value of Water to the Queensland Government: A Note from Tony
Snowy Hydro tops up floods with environmental flow
WHILE residents of Wagga Wagga scrambled to save their belongings from rising flood waters there was a rumour circulating that the crisis was exacerbated by bureaucratic incompetence, in particular that Snowy Hydro was releasing environmental flow … [Read more...] about Snowy Hydro tops up floods with environmental flow
Can’t Do as Government Says: MDB Chief Quits
"MURRAY Darling Basin Authority Chairman Mike Taylor has announced his sudden intention to step down from the chairman’s role at the end of January. "It is understood Mr Taylor had a difference of opinion with the Federal Government over … [Read more...] about Can’t Do as Government Says: MDB Chief Quits