Category Archives: water supply

Where has the $10 billion gone to save the Murray-Darling Basin?

In 2006, Prime Minister John Howard and Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull put $10B on the table to fix the water problems in the Murray-Darling Basin. This included $6B for improved efficiency of water delivery (closing open channels, etc), $3B for … Continue reading

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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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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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Water, water everywhere!

Flood flows have reached the barrages and the Murray Mouth, already at 48,000 ML/d and predicted to go as high as 80,000 ML/d by December. What a difference from just four months ago, when a forecast of drought conditions led … Continue reading

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What happened to winter?

No wonder we were getting messages in Europe that it was cold in Adelaide this June – it was the driest June since 2006, so it was probably the lack of humidity which made it seem so cold, even though … Continue reading

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