November 4, 2016
The new round of climate change negotiations taking place at the COP22 in Morocco this week brings a new opportunity to address the critical issues of water scarcity and drought. Today, 4 billion people are impacted by severe wate...
October 9, 2016
Australia has a long history of frequent droughts. Consequently, much of its water management has been geared to coping with drought. Storages have been built to provide reliable supplies to cities, towns and major irrigation syst...
October 9, 2016
The past 20 years has been a period of dynamic policy change and adaptation for the management of water supplies in Queensland during climatic extremes. The late 1990s and the 2000s were generally a dry period in the state, includ...
October 7, 2016
Queensland’s variability in rainfall is among the highest experienced in the world. This rainfall variability leaves the State vulnerable to extended dry periods, resulting in drought, which can sometimes persist for several yea...
October 7, 2016
Water defines Brisbane as a river city. It provides a sense of place through thousands of kilometres of waterways and sustains our population, biodiversity and natural areas. Water powers Australia’s New World City, which is hom...
October 6, 2016
Governments around the world have adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to stop and reverse the decline of water quality and the destruction of freshwater ecosystems. They have set ambitious targets to “improve water quality...
September 30, 2016
How water will be used and managed in Australia and globally in 2040. Arup’s study, The Future of Urban Water, outlines four different scenarios for how water authorities will manage the resource and how consumers will acce...
September 19, 2016
We are poised at a moment in history. The demand for water and sanitation services is greater than it has ever been. The role of water in improving human lives has never been more important. And all countries have recently agreed ...
September 8, 2016
The failure of water services is dramatic, affects thousands of people and businesses, has financial implications and is likely to hit the local, if not the national, headlines. As the saying goes, reputations take a lifetime to b...
August 26, 2016
Can you imagine a world in which antibiotics no longer work? Almost a century after Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928, the era of life-saving, life-enhancing antibiotics may be coming to an end. Antibiotics, ab...