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‘Drought-proofing’ regional Australia and the rhetoric surrounding Tillegra Dam, NSW

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Sherval, M; Greenwood A
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: Vol.43, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Water conservation, distribution and management are highly contested in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. During the height of the Millennium drought calls from local politicians and community leaders alike suggested that there was a need to 'drought-proof' not only the Hunter region but also the Australian continent from recurring climatic e ....

A review of salt mobilisation and management in irrigated areas of the Murray Darling Basin

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Duncan R; Bethune M; Christen E; Hornbuckle J
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology
  • Published Location: Clayton, Vic
  • ISBN: 1920813195
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

Previous studies of salt mobilisation processes and management strategies in the irrigation areas of the Murray-Darling Basin are reviewed to facilitate the identification of effective options for reducing the impact of drainage from irrigation areas on river water salinity. The report concludes that salt mobilisation and export is  ....

A water resources planning support system for a growing community with multiple water suppliers - application in Owasso, Oklahoma

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Childers, Annamari
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Oklahoma State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Oklahoma
  • ISBN: 9781267025036
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Oklahoma

This dissertation answers the general question of when and where consolidation of rural and medium size community water systems is appropriate and should be considered as a solution to address the growing water demands of a single critical community. To this end, a planning support system was developed, applied and consolidation recomme ....

Aboriginal water values and resource development pressures in the Pilbara region of north-west Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Barber, Marcus; Jackson, Sue
  • Journal Name: Australian Aboriginal Studies
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Pilbara is a remote arid region with a significant Aboriginal population, rich mineral resources and rapid rates of mineral resource development. Pilbara Aboriginal people claim deep ongoing connections to the land and water-scapes of the area and value water sources and features for a range of socio-cultural, economic and envi ....

An off-grid solar system for rural village implementation in East Malaysia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Wong, Sze Yie
  • Publisher: Swinburne University of Technology. Sarawak Campus. Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science.
  • Country: Malaysia

The design-and-build stages on the Long Beruang Solar Project from design phase to final implementation are reported in this thesis, with its sustainability discussed and reviewed. Long Beruang is a rural Penan village located in inland Sarawak, East Malaysia. The Long Beruang Solar Project is a 54 kWp solar power system which is implemented ....

Analysis of constraints to water marketing and an evaluation of select techniques to facilitate market-based reallocations

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Pease, Michael C.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Published Location: United States -- Illinois
  • ISBN: 9780549604273
  • Country: United States

Water shortages are a frequent occurrence in some river basins in the American West. With growing water demand in many of these basins, competition over water resources is intensifying. Water marketing is one method of easing the strain over water; those with water rights can lease or sell their water to parties with the highest willing ....

ARIDFLO: environmental flow requirements for Australian arid zone rivers

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Puckridge J; Costelloe J; Reid J; Good M; Bailey V
  • Editors: Webster R
  • Journal Name: Inland Rivers Workshop
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642760624
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

The main objectives and research undertakings of ARIDFLO, a multi- disciplinary research project into the environmental flow requirements of Australian arid zone rivers, are briefly described. The project aims to develop an interactive predictive model of hydrology-biology relationships for arid zone rivers which can also be applie ....

Assessment of salinity management options for Kyeamba Creek, New South Wales: data analysis and groundwater modelling

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Cresswell RG; Dawes W; Summerell GK; Beale GT; Tuteja NK; Walker G
  • Publisher: Murray-Darling Basin Commission and CSIRO Land and Water
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1876830522
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

A study of the hydrogeological factors influencing salinity in the Kyeamba catchment, NSW, was conducted to describe the physical setting and condition of the catchment and aquifer system, to examine various data interpretations on the conceptual model of flow processes for recharge and discharge, to model the historical and presen ....

Audit of Renewable Energy Projects in the Goldfields-Esperance Region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: SkunkWorks Engineering
  • Publisher: RDA Goldfields Esperance
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

RDA commissioned this report to contribute to the successful development of renewable energy projects within the Goldfields Esperance region.    Report Location ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781740373746
  • Country: Australia

Key points  In recent times, the urban water sector has faced drought, growing populations and ageing assets.  Governments have largely responded with prolonged and severe water restrictions and investments in desalination capacity.  The costs to consumers and the community have been large. – Water restrictions are likely ....

Australian water resources 2005: a baseline assessment of water resources > for the National Water Initiative: Level 1 assessment

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: WRON Alliance
  • Publisher: Australian National Water Commission
  • ISBN: 192110726X
  • Country: Australia

Australian Water Resources 2005 is the National Water Commission's baseline assessment of Australia's water resources in 2004-05, the first year of the National Water Initiative. This assessment synthesises information at the national scale to increase the understanding of Australia's water resources, and identify knowledge gaps th ....

Bridging Troubled Waters: Applying Consensus-Building Techniques to Water Planning

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Baldwin C.; Ross, H
  • Journal Name: Society and Natural Resources
  • Journal Number: Vol.25, No.3
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published Location: Philadelphia, United States
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This research investigates a practical way to address clashes in stakeholder values and enhance outcomes in water allocation planning, in a case study of the water-stressed Lockyer catchment in Australia. A conflict assessment using photovoice interviews early in the process was used to identify divergent interests and values about sustainability ....

Building Rain Water Tanks and Building Skills: A Case Study of a Women's Organization in Uganda

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Payne, Deborah; Nakato, Margaret; Nabalango, Caroline
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 3
  • Country: Uganda

Water collection in rural areas of Uganda is left primarily to women and children. Katosi Women Development Trust, an NGO based in rural Uganda has focused on addressing the gender-linked issue of increased water sources near the home through the construction of rain water collection tanks. In an effort to improve the income of mem ....

Collaborative watershed-based decision-making: Understanding land use-related risk to drinking water sources

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Harkins, Erin
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Guelph (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494828151
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

This thesis is an investigation of the value of social learning as a process that facilitates collaborative ecosystem approaches to planning with the intent of reducing risk to human health. More specifically, it examines the value of social learning in a planning process designed to protect quality of drinking water sources. A case stu ....

Common hydrological features in Australian irrigation areas: scoping study

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Fuller D; Ife D; Watkins N; McLean A
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

A scoping study examining the best way to present material on the common hydro-geological systems where irrigation areas are situated and which hydro-geological systems should be represented concluded that there is potential and support for a project which increases awareness of the similarities and differences across irrigation re ....

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