Dam Engineer Worried About ‘Embarrassment’
Queensland dam engineers were concerned before the 2011 floods that they could suffer a "major embarrassment" if they released water and then dire rainfall predictions didn't...
Water Shortage Hits Melbourne
A Melbourne water provider has ruled out any imminent price increase and will not rely on extra supply from the multibillion-dollar desalination plant, despite a near-record...
Victoria’s Desal Plant Finally Starts Flowing
Victoria's multi-billion dollar, much-maligned desalination plant has finally begun topping up Melbourne's water storages after years of laying dormant.
Asbestos Found Near Queensland Dam
Authorities have played down concerns about drinking water for residents in Brisbane's bayside, after asbestos material was found dumped near Leslie Harrison Dam.
BHP Brazil Dam Failed by Drainage, Design
The deadly collapse of a tailings dam last November at the Samarco mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton, was caused by drainage and design...
Samarco Fined $56m for Brazil Dam Burst
Brazil's Environment Ministry has fined mining company Samarco 142 million reais ($A56.29 million) for damages to three protected areas resulting from a tailings dam burst in...
Are Megaprojects Worth It?
Megaprojects are increasingly gaining worldwide popularity, often justified by claimed economies of scale and future expansion.
Dam Could Expose Hundreds of People to Toxic Mercury: Study
A new study says a hydroelectric dam currently in the works in Newfoundland and Labrador could expose more than 200 Inuit people to excessive levels of...
BHP Faces Legal Action over Brazil Dam Collapse
BHP Billiton's chief executive and chairman are named in a lawsuit filed in the United States by investors seeking damages over the fatal Brazilian dam disaster.
Growing Backlash over NSW Dam Wall Plan
Community groups and traditional owners have accused the NSW government of not being transparent over plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.
Hundreds Missing in Laos After Dam Collapses
Hundreds of people are missing and several are feared dead after a hydro-electric power dam under construction in southern Laos collapsed, causing flash flooding which swept...
Melbourne Put on Notice over Water Use
Melburnians are being put on notice for excessive water use, with the city's dam levels dropping 64 billion litres over summer, despite higher-than-normal rainfall.
Newcrest Disappointed at Cadia Dam Breach
Goldminer Newcrest is disappointed that part of a tailings dam collapsed at its Cadia mine in NSW but is still searching for answers on why the...
Qld Dam Operator to Continue Legal Defence
The operators of Queensland's Wivenhoe Dam will continue their defence against a class action when a trial over the 2011 floods resumes in Sydney on Monday.