Water

Discussion paper

03 Jul 2017

There is a new discussion paper from The University of Queensland on ‘Water, sanitation and hygiene in remote Indigenous Australian communities: A scan of priorities’ (attached and here: http://gci.uq....

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Guide

30 Jun 2017

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The Urban Street Stormwater Guide illustrates a vision of how cities can utilize one of their best assets—streets—to address resiliency and climate change while creating public spaces that are truly public, and nurturing streets that deliver social and economic value...

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Audio podcast

30 Jun 2017

Dr Andi Horvath meets Dr Seona Candy – an academic at Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, and an expert in the importance of urban green areas. As the EcoCity World Summit comes to Melbourne, Dr Candy says our focus on building resilient, sustainable ecocities of...

Report

05 May 2017

Safe drinking water is crucial to public health. The outbreak of gastroenteritis in Havelock North in August 2016 shook public confidence in this fundamental service. Some 5,500 of the town’s 14,000 residents were estimated to have become ill with campylobacteriosis. Some 45 were subsequently...

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Working paper

01 May 2017

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) establishes the need to set and manage water resources within limits. This report is the first national assessment of the indirect impacts of the NPS-FM on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The water quality...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report measures the quality of New Zealand's waterways; water quantity and flows; biodiversity in rivers and lakes; and the cultural health of fresh water. It is the first dedicated report on fresh water in New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series and will be a baseline for tracking...

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Audio interview

21 Apr 2017

We exist in a world where 30 percent of people are starving while the planet's human population continues to surge. Our natural resources like water and arable land are shrinking and pollution and dramatic changes in climate are increasing, all alongside whilst there are concerns about energy...

Research report

Technical report

12 Apr 2017

The report is in two sections. The first is a summary report written from my Office with the assistance of the Departmental Science Advisors from the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment. This overview avoids technical detail but tries to explain the core issues of...

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Research report

29 Mar 2017

The latest report on the state of Tasmania's water and sewerage has confirmed the need for urgent action.

The report shows that:

  • In 2015-16, the number of sewer overflows increased by more than 20 per cent from 164 to 201; 
  • The rate of sewer overflows in Tasmania (4.3
  • ...
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Research report

26 Mar 2017

The National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program will provide leading-edge, coordinated national research and intelligence on illicit drugs and licit drugs that can be abused, with a specific focus on methylamphetamine and 12 other substances.

Wastewater analysis is widely applied...

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Discussion paper

16 Mar 2017

Today the Productivity Commission released an issues paper posing the questions the Commission will seek to ask and answer in their National Water Reform Inquiry.

Water reform has supported growth in agriculture and other industries, returned much needed water to the environment, created...

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Journal article

13 Feb 2017

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The Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) was enacted in response to the deficiencies of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) in recognising the native title rights and interests of Victoria’s Traditional Owners. It is widely recognised that...

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Audio program

12 Feb 2017

This investigative radio documentary asks what is being done to clean up New Zealand's lakes and rivers and it is being done fast enough?

Water quality is tipped to become a big issue in the lead up to this year's general election.

Those working to improve streams, rivers and lakes...

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Video lecture/presentation

07 Feb 2017

How do we build carbon neutral housing estates and eliminate emissions from the housing sector? Are Australian houses up to the challenges of rising temperatures and longer and more intense hot spells on a heating planet?

Brendan Condon is Director of The Cape sustainable housing project...

Data portal

20 Dec 2016

About SEED

SEED – the portal for Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data – has been developed with and for the community of NSW, as a central place for everyone to find data about the environment.

Initially...

Journal article

01 Dec 2016

The chemical characteristics of water in the Oratunga Area, Central Flinders Ranges, South Australia have been used to evaluate and determine the processes controlling water chemistry in addition to the sources of ions. The isotopic analysis results show that the groundwater is mainly meteoric....

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Discussion paper

28 Nov 2016

This is the third SDG discussion paper from UQ in Water for Equity and Wellbeing Series, and was undertaken as a transdisciplinary review by 12 researchers across UQ with backgrounds in community development, social science, public health, integrated water resources management, policy and...

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Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The provision of reticulated sanitation infrastructure has not kept pace with the rapid urbanization, which can be witnessed in Indonesia. In addition, lack of proper sanitation infrastructure treaty led to pollution of groundwater. The most common system used for human ex-...

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Research report

10 Nov 2016

Summary

Melanesia, the biggest sub-region in the South Pacific, includes Papua New Guinea (PNG), Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru and New Caledonia. Due to its geographical proximity, Melanesia is Australia’s immediate neighbour and is fundamental to regional...

Research report

07 Nov 2016

The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) are designed to provide an authoritative reference to the Australian community and the water supply industry on what defines safe, good quality water, how it can be achieved and how it can be assured. The guidelines have been developed after...

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