Acting PM wants more dams in northern Aust
Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack says building dams will be key to improving Australia's water security as the nation deals with one of the "worst droughts...
States need to build more dams: minister
Water Minister David Littleproud has demanded state governments build more dams as towns across Queensland and NSW run out of drinking water.
NSW Nats leader wants faster dam building
The NSW government should fast track the planning process for dam construction in the wake of fears parts of regional NSW could run out of water...
State governments slammed for lacking dams
Federal Water Minister David Littleproud has lashed out at state governments for doing "three-fifths of bugger all" to build dams.
Disinfectant and heat – a potentially corrosive combination in water infrastructure
Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices
“Water penetration through skylights…issues with corrosion of metal / steel facades and structural beams, incorrect installation and application of waterproof membranes in bathrooms, steel column ingress,...
Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform
When you are handed a to-do list which is 78 items long, you are going to be busy.
Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Having previously suffered from asbestos problems, the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital project hit a further snag in May 2016 after lead levels which exceeded the Australian...
Brazil Court Convicts Vale for Dam Rupture
A Brazilian state judge has convicted mining company Vale SA for damages caused by the deadly rupture of a tailings dam in January that killed at...
Libs, Labor Urged to Reveal Dam Wall Plans
Former Greens leader Bob Brown has called on the major political parties to be upfront about their position on the raising of the wall of Sydney's...
Coalition to Promise New Water Authority
Government scientists will guide large-scale water diversion projects including dams under a re-elected coalition government.
SA's Recreational Reservoir Opens
The South Australian government may allow access to a drinking water catchment south of Adelaide.
'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...
Labor Pledge to Protect SA's Water Flows
A Labor government would try to restore the Murray-Darling Basin to health by overturning a deal made last year.
NSW Regional Water Minister Steps Down
The NSW regional water minister is stepping down after mass fish deaths in the state's major inland rivers sparked a barrage of threats and fuelled voter...
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.
Qld Council Wants 'Big Decisions' on Water
A drought-affected Queensland regional council has pleaded for a significant increase in water security funding to prevent a possible nationwide impact on food prices.