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Murray system reaches full allocation before spring making river operators and landholders 'nervous'

Authorities are warning landholders downstream of the Hume Dam near Albury-Wodonga to prepare for flooding as spring approaches.

11/08/2022

Murray system reaches full allocation before spring making river operators and landholders 'nervous'

Murray-Darling Basin report card shows state targets 'slipping behind'

With just two years until water-saving deadlines of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, New South Wales is at high risk of not meeting its responsibilities.

11/08/2022

Murray-Darling Basin report card shows state targets 'slipping behind'

Murray-Darling Basin dams and catchments nearly full.

Water flowing into South Australia has hit a six-year high at 53 gigalitres a day, as a report reveals full storages and wet conditions across the Murray-Darling Basin.

11/08/2022

Murray-Darling Basin dams and catchments nearly full.

Water promised to the Murray-Darling Basin won't be delivered, despite PM's commitment

Almost a Sydney Harbour's worth of water committed to Australia’s largest river system can't be delivered by a 2024 deadline, a new report has found, despite a promise from the now-Prime Minister his government would deliver the water.

3/08/2022

Water promised to the Murray-Darling Basin won't be delivered, despite PM's commitment

Irrigators say Murray-Darling Basin focus needs to be on delivering outcomes, not on deadlines

A South Australian irrigators body says contention over the deadline for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is taking focus away from creating positive outcomes for the environment.

2/08/2022

Irrigators say Murray-Darling Basin focus needs to be on delivering outcomes, not on deadlines

Wetland Revival Trust hopes to raise funds to buy Wirra-Lo conservation property in Victoria

A unique property in northern Victoria that is home to 30 threatened species, including the Australasian bittern and growling grass frog, is up for sale and a not-for-profit ecological trust is hoping it can raise the funds to continue the vision of

2/08/2022

Wetland Revival Trust hopes to raise funds to buy Wirra-Lo conservation property in Victoria

Traditional owners use AI and aerial imaging to help restore wetlands in south-west NSW

Traditional owners use AI and aerial imaging to help restore wetlands in south-west NSW

22/07/2022

Traditional owners use AI and aerial imaging to help restore wetlands in south-west NSW

Northern Tasmanian farmers who face losing land call for review

Farmers in Tasmania's north facing the compulsory acquisition of their land for irrigation or power projects say the consultation process is hollow and law changes are needed to make sure forcibly acquiring land is a "last resort".

19/07/2022

Northern Tasmanian farmers who face losing land call for review

Gippsland dairy farmers rein in 'unsustainable' irrigation costs with solar power

A major investment in renewable energy has helped a Gippsland organic dairy farm slash irrigation-related electricity costs from almost $100,000 per year to just $15,000.

19/07/2022

Gippsland dairy farmers rein in 'unsustainable' irrigation costs with solar power

Plibersek calls for 'greater effort' from basin states to implement Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Water and Environment minister Tanya Plibersek says it's "inexplicable" New South Wales has so far only delivered six of the 20 water plans required under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

19/07/2022

Plibersek calls for 'greater effort' from basin states to implement Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum stalwart looks back as beloved site faces possible closure

For 94-year-old Doug Fieldhouse, the sound and smell of starting up an aged irrigation pump still brings much joy to his life.

5/07/2022

Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum stalwart looks back as beloved site faces possible closure

Climate is warmer but this workplace is cooler and greener, thanks to its staff

In his 20 years as a hospital doctor, Mark de Souza was increasingly seeing victims of a warming climate.

26/06/2022

Climate is warmer but this workplace is cooler and greener, thanks to its staff