News Roundup 05/09/2018: Warragamba Dam Wall Plan Could Cause Irreversible Damage

Can you believe it’s already October? We sure can’t! This month will likely bring a lot of drainage news as we start leading up to the Christmas season. So, to get started, here are the news stories from this week for you!

Warragamba Dam wall plan could cause ‘irreversible’ damage, NSW premier told

Reservoir, Dam, Water, Architecture

Letter from 20 scientists and ex-ministers, including Peter Garrett, condemns plan to raise dam wallA group of prominent scientists, former environment ministers and conservationists have written to the New South Wales premier condemning legislation to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.The $670m plan to raise the dam wall by 14 metres … read more

Dumping 15m tonnes of salt at Queensland creek ‘considerable’ risk to water

Stream, Creek, Flowing, Flow, Landscape

Study concludes considerable likelihood waste from coal seam gas operations could contaminate Stockyard Creek in headwaters of Murray-Darling BasinPlans to dump up to 15m tonnes of salt and other waste near a creek in drought-stricken Queensland carry a “considerable” risk of water contamination, a new study has found.Approved plans to … read more

Large agribusiness gains most from $13bn Murray-Darling plan, report finds

Sydney Opera House, Opera House

Australia Institute report find communities, graziers, small irrigators and native title holders are being left behindA new report looking at how the $13bn for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is being spent has found that big agribusiness is being compensated for giving up access to water while communities, graziers, small irrigators … read more

Life’s a beach on World Ocean’s Day

Beach Foam Motion Ocean Sea Seascape Seash

Anglian Water launches new bathing water animation for World Ocean’s Day with top tips to keep beaches and bathing waters clean. … read more

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