Tag: Water

Surveying Australia’s water consumers – help get the word out

Australian Water Association (AWA)

The Australian Water Association and Arup have partnered to undertake a national survey of domestic water usage to help ensure that Australia has a sustainable water future. This survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and respondents can enter

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Senate inquiry into stormwater resources in Australia

Australian Government

On 16 March 2015 the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2015: An inquiry into stormwater resources in Australia. The closing date for submissions is 24 April

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It’s raining water tanks: top tips for keeping them healthy and efficient

CSIRO

A quarter of Australian homes have installed a rainwater tank, but CSIRO has found that households may not be aware of some of the maintenance requirements that come with rainwater tank ownership. In response, CSIRO has put together top 5

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Water Efficiency Around the Home and Green Home Cooling eBooks

Alternative Technology Association (ATA)

The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has published the eBooks Water Efficiency Around the Home and Green Home Cooling.

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Blue Mind explores the remarkable effects of water on health and well-being

Blue Mind

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do is a new book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the

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Sustainability of global water use: past reconstruction and future projections

Sustainability of global water use: past reconstruction and future projections

An assessment of past and future global water use has been made using a newly developed indicator: the blue water sustainability index (BlWSI). The BlWSI incorporates both nonrenewable groundwater use and nonsustainable water use that compromises environmental flow requirements.

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Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals

Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals

Ecological restoration has grown rapidly and now encompasses not only classic ecological theory but also utilitarian concerns, such as preparedness for climate change and provisioning of ecosystem services. Three dominant perspectives compete to influence the science and practice of river

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Report of the Independent Review of the Commonwealth Water Act 2007

Report of the Independent Review of the Water Act 2007

The review report presents 23 recommendations, including simplifying the processes for accrediting state water resource plan amendments and providing the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder with greater flexibility in using the proceeds of water trade to deliver environmental outcomes.

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Australian Groundwater Explorer

Bureau of Meteorology

The Australian Groundwater Explorer provides access to a wide range of groundwater data, including around 800 000 bore locations, bore logs and landscape characteristics. The portal allows you to visualise and analyse groundwater information within an area of interest. Datasets

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Global Water Forum eBooks – Global Water Issues and Insights, Living with Water Scarcity

Global Water Forum

The eBooks ‘Global Water Issues and Insights’ and ‘Living with Water Scarcity’ are available as open-access downloads from the Global Water Forum website.

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