An open letter from scientists on the Murray-Darling Basin
The recent ABC Four Corners program ‘Cash Splash’ portrayed implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan as a “failure and a farce”, asserting that it constituted a gross waste of public money and was producing little to no benefit.
12 of the best innovations and discoveries from 2018
Take a look back at some of the most amazing research and innovation from 2018.
Giving a dam: University of Melbourne researchers appointed to Murray Darling Basin advisory committee
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has announced the appointment of seven distinguished Australian scientists and engineers to the independent body that helps guide the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Giving environmental water to drought-stricken farmers sounds straightforward, but it’s a bad idea
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has suggested changing the rules to allow ‘environmental’ water to be diverted to drought-hit farms. But the idea would be far less straightforward in practice.
Making complex concepts understandable: 3MT People’s Choice winner Chinchu Mohan
3MT People’s Choice Award winner Chinchu Mohan chatted with us about the challenge of presenting research in only three minutes.
In the field: water management in Yellow River Basin
A recent two week intensive subject, ENE90037: International River Basin Management, provided a unique opportunity to develop greater knowledge of managing co-evolved river-basin systems through gaining practical experience in China’s Yellow River Basin.
Pushing sludge: flushing waste out of wastewater treatment processes
Better sludge disposal could significantly reduce the cost of wastewater treatment.
Irrigation network automation improves efficiency and water productivity
Enhanced by Australian innovations, several large-scale gravity-fed irrigation networks are now delivering water to farms more efficiently, leading to improved productivity of limited water resources.