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The mandate for making decisions on allocation of freshwater resources in New Zealand has been devolved to regional councils by the Resource Management Act (RMA) enacted in 1991. Growing demand for water resources in many parts of New Zealand during the last two decades has...
Water shortages are a frequent occurrence in some river basins in the American West. With growing water demand in many of these basins, competition over water resources is intensifying. Water marketing is one method of easing the strain over water; those with water rights can...
This presentation outlined to delegates the features of the master plan and sustainability initiatives being adopted for the 109 dwellings at Lochiel Park.
Background papers for this symposium - which aims to formulate a 'road map' for stakeholder organisations including academic and research institutions, water sector operators, governments and non-governmental organisations, civil society and donors - are available online.
This study investigates the implications of climate change for Melbourne Water's water, sewerage and drainage systems.
It includes Melbourne area climate change scenarios for 2020 and 2050, implications of potential water demand scenarios and case studies on water supply systems, increased sewerage and flooding....
This paper is a contribution to the debate on how best to direct Australia’s investments to meet our objective of reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development. The paper suggests that a focus on domestic water and sanitation is critical and will contribute significantly to poverty...
This study develops estimates of current and future water usage in the Pilbara. This information is to be used by the Department of Water in regional water planning processes for the Pilbara and to complement other work on the water resources of the region.