Focus issue 172 June 2012
Sustainable water management: securing Australia’s future
By Brian Spies
The ATSE report lists 14 recommendations to improve water management and 63 opportunities to increase efficiency and productivity and reduce environmental impact.
Water Forum seminar looks at green growth
By John Radcliffe
The adoption of more sustainable water use is slow, incremental and opportunistic and requires the support of communities and governments.
Green growth: taking a global perspective
By Dr Jamie Pittock
A vast array of studies and policy development has not resulted in the socio-economic transformation needed for sustainability.
Why is Murray–Darling water reform so hard?
By Karlene Maywald
Jurisdictional boundaries, vested interests, political posturing and entrenched cultures are just some of the reasons why it is difficult to put the jigsaw together.
Irrigation renewal needs courage beyond 2019
By George Warne
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk, the 14th Dalai Lama has said.
Water must be central to urban planning
By Adam Lovell
Water utilities will continue to build stronger relationships with communities and businesses to develop solutions that support resilient, healthy and liveable cities.
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