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Birds, water vanish from Macquarie Marshes wetland

Birds, water vanish from Macquarie Marshes wetland

30 October 2007

An aerial survey by UNSW researchers reveals that waterbirds and water have vanished from the northern reaches of Macquarie Marshes wetland, north of Dubbo.

Urban Water Planning Below Par

Urban Water Planning Below Par

5 October 2007

Serious gaps in water supply planning in some parts of Australia must be addressed if adequate water supplies are to be maintained in the face of uncertain future water availability and demand.

National Groundwater Action Plan

National Groundwater Action Plan

19 September 2007

A comprehensive $82 million National Groundwater Action Plan initiated by the National Water Commission launched by the Australian Government.

Reclaimed water that's good enough to bottle

Reclaimed water that's good enough to bottle

5 September 2007

With Australia's future climate predicted to be hotter and drier, Australian researchers are thinking more creatively about our cities' water supplies.

Khmer kings were architects of their own demise

Khmer kings were architects of their own demise

5 September 2007

The Khmer kings who created the world's most extensive medieval "hydraulic city" surrounding Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat were the architects of its eventual environmental collapse.

Debunk water myths to secure water future

Debunk water myths to secure water future

25 August 2007

Three myths may be preventing Australia from achieving a secure water future an environmental economist has told the recent Water Matters Colloquium held at The Australian National University.

Federal funding to update national groundwater training

Federal funding to update national groundwater training

20 July 2007

The Australian Government will provide $80,000 to the Centre for Groundwater Studies (CGS) for the review and rewriting of educational materials for Australian Groundwater School training courses.

Double-counting of groundwater: we may have less than we think

Double-counting of groundwater: we may have less than we think

2 July 2007

Thanks to a national network of recording stations, Australia can keep a detailed watch on how much rain falls, how much water is stored in dams and even an idea of how much water flows in most rivers.

Advancing the management of Australia's water resources

Advancing the management of Australia's water resources

1 July 2007

National Water Commission Chairman Ken Matthews and Commissioner Peter Cullen have released findings of the second stage of baseline assessment of water resources for the National Water Initiative.

Climate change and our rivers

Climate change and our rivers

21 May 2007

Annual streamflow into the Murray-Darling Basin is likely to fall by 10-25% by 2050 and by 16-48% by 2100 according to a leading Australian expert on the effects of climate change on our river systems.

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