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How Can Australia Improve at Dam Risk Management?
Infrastructure
Wednesday July 13 2016

How Can Australia Improve at Dam Risk Management?

The potential for serious consequences when dam assets are affected by unforeseen conditions was on display during the Queensland floods of 2010 and 2011 and the...

Road Boom to Help Struggling Civil Engineering Sector
Infrastructure
Tuesday March 10 2015

Road Boom to Help Struggling Civil Engineering Sector

As resource work drops back roads, telecommunications and sports and recreation have emerged as the critical areas of growth in the civil engineering sector.

Hydropower Boom Hits Developing Economies
Energy
Tuesday November 11 2014

Hydropower Boom Hits Developing Economies

Figures from a new database on sustainable energy production indicate that global hydropower output is set to double on the back of a boom in dam...

Queensland to Boost Flood Resilience with Levees
Infrastructure
Wednesday August 14 2013

Queensland to Boost Flood Resilience with Levees

A proposal for the construction of new levees could radically bolster Queensland's resistance to flooding disasters, which have cost the state's taxpayers more than $14.5 billion...

Infrastructure
Apr 30 2019
Coalition to Promise New Water Authority

Government scientists will guide large-scale water diversion projects including dams under a re-elected coalition government.

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Infrastructure
Apr 29 2019
Questions Over Indigenous Dam Consultation

An indigenous leader has grilled senior coalition ministers over the lack of consultation with traditional owners on a north Queensland dam project.

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Environment
Apr 15 2019
SA's Recreational Reservoir Opens

The South Australian government may allow access to a drinking water catchment south of Adelaide. 

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Infrastructure
Apr 10 2019
'Wonderland At Risk' from Higher Dam Walls

A draft environmental impact statement confirms the NSW government is planning to raise parts of the Warragamba Dam wall higher than was admitted publicly, meaning a...

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