The issues and challenges of clean, safe and abundant water are an ongoing problem in many parts of the world – and it's not just about drinking water. We need safe supplies of water for crops, for our homes and for our future.
‘You can’t drink coal’ was the point made by activist and Adelaide Hills writer Ben Winch when he locked himself to a cattle grid on Stratford Road near Mt Coolon, stopping Adani's construction work for their rail corridor this morning.
The Dunoon Dam came up for discussion at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting, although it was not on the agenda.
Jules Petroff and his family are literally at the centre of the proposed Dunoon Dam. Although their property will gain spectacular water views if the Rous County Council project is built, they are implacably opposed. We went on a special tour to find out why.
After strong public pressure, Rous County Council voted unanimously this morning to extend the public response period on the Future Water Project 2060 for a further 28 days.
As the deadline for public responses to the Rous Future Water Project 2060 approaches, the community has been getting more organised, with lots of discussion online and a meeting of the Dunoon Dam Proposal Action Group in the Channon yesterday.
As the debate over the Rous County Council Future Water Project 2060 continues, recycled water has been raised as an alternative to the proposed second dam on Rocky Creek, between Dunoon and the Channon.
A possible connection between the water used by farmers east of the Pilliga State Forest and the proposed Santos Narrabri gas field is being ignored by the NSW Planning Department.
People often ask why should they be concerned about climate change? Well it turns out that Tweed Shire residents should be concerned because one of the impacts is on their water supply.
The release of a proposed $245 million plan to protect the future of the region's water supply was unanimously endorsed by Rous County Councillors at their meeting last week. 'Future Water Project 2060' will be going on public exhibition for six weeks from 1 July 2020.
Labor, the Greens, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and the Animal Justice Party joined together with independent MLC Justin Field to pass the Coal Seam Gas Moratorium Bill last night in the NSW Upper House. The challenge now is to get support for it in the Lower House.
Yes, the recent rain is wonderful, but acting on water use restrictions must become our usual way of life, at least until the drought is over.
Following recent rains the water supplied to the Tweed Shire catchment has been appearing dirty as a result of the high mineral content that has washed into the river following the long dry spell.
Following the theft of water from Murwillumbah on Monday night the Tweed community are continuing to ask why water mining hasn't been halted as water restrictions increase for residents.
There were only a few minor hiccups as Byron Shire Council began its first delivery of potable water to rural residents this morning.
Balllina Shire Councillor Keith Williams has been re-elected as chairperson of the Rous County Council, a group representing four councils on the Northern Rivers.
A citizens lottery, how to manage the shire’s rubbish, recycling, and estuaries (fish kill, anyone?), one step closer to water sensitive urban design and bike plans.
The council’s target is for residents to use 160 litres per person per day.
The people of the Tweed Shire would like to drink their own water and not see it shipped off, bottled in plastic and sold.
In a time where more than 40 per cent of the world's population is affected by water scarcity, wasting such a valuable resource could be thought of as plain foolish.
Due to the low rainfall in the catchment areas and falling river levels, residents who receive a town water supply will be subject to level one water restrictions from Wednesday January 16.
Reverberations continue over the ABC Four Corners TV report alleging corruption and mismanagement of the Murray-Darling river.
A public meeting is being held this evening at the Uki Hall to discuss a proposal from an ex state government minister to extract water from a bore on his property to sell to a bottling company.
Handing the water portfolio to the Nationals is another serious blow to Malcolm Turnbull’s credibility on the environment, according to shadow agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon.
Tweed residents concerned about brown-coloured water coming from their taps have been advised to contact Tweed Shire Council.