Category Archives: water conservation

Water Reform in Australia has stopped!

‘Water reform in Australia has stopped!’ Not my words, but those of Prof John Williams, founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, opening his keynote dinner address at the recent Goyder Institute Water Forum. He got the attention … Continue reading

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Bi-partisan support for Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Healthy River Ambassadors Rosa Hillam and Anne Jensen met with SA Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick on 25 November to discuss Basin issues, and found that he had already issued a press release saying he was committed to seeing … Continue reading

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Healthy Rivers Ambassadors supporting Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Healthy Rivers Ambassadors have been meeting recently with key politicians about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. These meetings have been an encouraging start to establishing relationships with central players as the Basin Plan rolls toward implementation. State Minister for Water & … Continue reading

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Healthy spring growth in mid-north does not include red gum seedlings

In September 2015 the mid-north of South Australia is a sea of green and gold, with the intense green of lush grain crops interspersed with the brilliant yellow of canola and bordered by native golden wattles and senna bushes. Streams … Continue reading

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Dry times for Adelaide

Our rainwater tanks in suburban Adelaide ran dry mid-February 2015 for the second time this summer, after a minimal rain event of about 20 mm mid-January 2015 put a small volume back in the tanks, but it was soon used … Continue reading

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A disturbing lack of rain

Our rainwater tank ran dry this week! We had already switched the house back to mains water at the beginning of October, in the middle of spring, but now in late December there is no more water for the vegetable … Continue reading

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