Water

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1171139

Commentary

17 Apr 2018

The ecological health of New Zealand's lowland rivers and lakes is in decline, but principles borrowed from drinking water safety could help reverse the degradation.

Draft report

17 Apr 2018

This report sets out IPART’s draft decision on WaterNSW’s regulated charges to its customers in the MDB and FRWS for 2018-19, and explains how we reached these decisions.

Research report

12 Apr 2018

Desalination is an increasingly common method of improving water security in arid and semi-arid regions. According to the International Desalination Association, the 19,000 desalination plants that now operate globally each day produce 88.6 gigalitres of water. The water from those facilities supports 300 million people.

Research report

4 Apr 2018

This is the fourth in a series of nine National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports to be publicly released by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. The program aims to deliver on the recommendations of the Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This annual report summarises Victoria’s drinking water quality performance and the department’s activities during the 2016–17 reporting period. It provides a synopsis of drinking water quality across Victoria; water agency reports providing greater detail are available from their websites.

Report

22 Mar 2018

On 16 August 2017, the following matter was referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 5 December 2017: The integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin, with particular reference to:

(a) the allegations...

Research report

21 Mar 2018

With Cape Town working to avert its ‘Day Zero’, when water taps might be shut off, this new WaterAid report reveals millions of others around the world already face these conditions daily.

Report

Commonwealth water purchasing in the Condamine Balonne
20 Mar 2018

The Australian government bought 29 gigalitres of water for $80m in the Condamine-Balonne valley. The vendors originally insisted on $2,200 per megalitre. But after negotiation, the government paid a higher price - $2,745 per megalitre. Worse, the water has no legal status outside the farm...

Research report

20 Mar 2018

On a country-wide scale, China has an adequate supply of water. Those water resources are not uniformly distributed throughout the country, however, with four-fifths of the supply located in the south. This imbalance of water resources leaves some parts of the country with high levels...

Report

A special report to Parliament under sections 26 and 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974
8 Mar 2018

The NSW Ombudsman, Michael Barnes, has tabled this report to correct the public record in relation to the enforcement statistics published in the former Acting Ombudsman’s November 2017 special report to Parliament.

Research report

2 Mar 2018

Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).

Canberra Urban...

Guide

Guide for local government and water sector stakeholders
1 Mar 2018

Climate change and population growth pose significant challenges and opportunities for Melbourne’s water supply, sewerage, stormwater and waterway systems. If these challenges are not effectively managed, communities will face water shortages and restrictions, devastated parks and gardens, flooded streets, destroyed waterways and escalating water bills....

Report

28 Feb 2018

This audit examined the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, assessing whether it has an appropriate design process and a sound governance framework.

Journal article

27 Feb 2018

Cities must address climate change. More than half of the world’s population is urban, and cities emit 75% of all carbon dioxide from energy use1. Meeting the target of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to keep warming well below 2° C above pre-industrial levels requires staying...

Research report

24 Feb 2018

The former Federal Water Minister, Barnaby Joyce, approved the $17 million purchase of water in the Warrego valley, after criticising the Labor government for the same thing. This was a deal that required amendments to the Basin Plan to later adjust Basin Plan limits between...

Discussion paper

1 Feb 2018

This paper by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities' Think Tank presents Australian examples where water utilities are playing a leadership role in broader city planning, through their advocacy, their whole-of-system perspective and technical excellence, as well as their investment in community engagement and industry...

Research report

14 Dec 2017

The National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program is a key initiative in establishing an objective evidence base on illicit drug use and the level of use of a number of legitimate substances.

Report

9 Dec 2017

Urban water infrastructure faces a number of challenges over coming years. This report outlines a pathway for reform.

Report

A report prepared for Infrastructure Australia
9 Dec 2017

Infrastructure Australia commissioned this report on the optimal settings required for economic, environmental and health regulation in the Australian urban water sector, and the opportunities for regulatory improvement.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report examines the improvement of the safety of drinking water in New Zealand, lessons to be learned from the Havelock North outbreak, and changes which should be made to achieve those goals.