In the News
Councils' Water Saving Measures Pay Off
NSW councils are on their way to saving 10,000 mega litres of water by July 2010 thanks to a $22m joint initiative of the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA) and the NSW Water Directorate. The Water Loss Management Program, which is also partly funded by the Federal Government's Water Smart Australia Program, encourages local water utilities to adopt innovative and practical water-saving solutions. The WATER FOOTPRINT network was launched at the Corporate Water Footprint Conference, in London (UK). The Network aims to develop and apply the 'Water Footprint' to support the transition to sustainable and equitable water use and management globally, including how much intrinsic water is locked up in meat, grain and other foodstuffs produced by humans.
06 Jan 2009
WME Magazine - Industrial Water
WCG have helped Woolworths switch on one of the world's largest retrofitted rainwater harvesting systems, tapping the 21,000 sqm roof of its distribution centre in western Sydney to supply up to 95% of its needs.
05 Jan 2009
UNEP - Rainwater harvesting providing adaptation opportunities to climate change
Rainwater harvesting providing adaptation opportunities to climate change
02 Jan 2009
A sensible approach to savings - Water Audit
All too often water savings are identified but are never implemented. Guenter Hauber-Davidson examines how a water audit - a concept he loathes - can be done in a different way.
13 Nov 2008
Large Scale Rainwater Harvesting Down Under - Wasser spiegel
It may seem strange to think of rainwater harvesting and Australia, supposedly the driest continent on earth. Yet, the country can look back on a long tradition of rainwater utilisation. Strangely this is more so inland with less than 500mm of annual rainfall, where it was often the only source of water. In contrast, in some of the heavily inhabited coastal regions where most Australians live, until a few years ago rainwater harvesting was even forbidden! This is despite that coastal strip enjoying plenty of rain with 900 to 1,200mm per annum. So much for the driest continent.
07 Oct 2008
In the News
Smart meters, smarter savings Implementing one clever little device is helping a handful of Australia's major corporates, including Woolworths, get wise about water use. By Richard Collins.
11 Jan 2008
In the News
NY times - A Drought-Stricken Land Offers Help With Water
PARIS - After more than a decade of failed rains, the Murray-Darling river system in the southeast of Australia - the catchment basin for roughly one-seventh of the country - dries up before it reaches the sea.
10 May 2006