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Latest news: Water

ACT Government revitalises Tuggeranong Creek

Sections of Tuggeranong Creek in Calwell have been restored under the ACT Government’s Healthy Waterways program.

Thirsty work for ANU to solve the world’s water security problem

Wars will soon be fought over water, not oil or territorial disputes. This is not far-fetched fiction, this is a United Nations projection. After analysing water availability and future projects, the forecast...

ACT Water Strategy: Public consultation

Consultation is now open on a refresh of the ACT Water Strategy 2014-2044 in line with the Strategy’s 10-year review period.

State of the ACT’s water and environment

The condition of ACT water catchments is improving, but the ACT’s resource use is unsustainable, according to reports published this week.

Australians willing to pay for everyone to access good drinking water

Australian households are willing to pay more than is needed to deliver safe drinking water to every Australian, according to new research from The ANU.

Report reveals need to plug big holes in Australian water laws

A new expert report released today by Lock the Gate Alliance exposes how big gas projects are exploiting failings in federal laws designed to protect one of Australia's most precious resources - water.

ACT Budget: Environment and water

To protect Canberra’s environment and waterways, the ACT Budget has allocated an additional $13 million over four years.

ANU holds roundtable for Indigenous water rights

First Nations Australians have access to more than half of Australia through native title and land rights, but to 0.2% of water allocations.

Going down the drain: Art competition for ACT students

The DrainART competition encourages ACT students to draw, paint, or create digital art about protecting ACT waterways.

NSW cotton grower fined for taking water during drought

A cotton grower has been fined more than $350,000 for knowingly taking too much water from a northern NSW river around the time the state faced a record-breaking drought.

Liberals’ ‘new approach’ to water quality in Lake Tuggeranong

Canberra Liberals MLA Nicole Lawder MLA released A New Approach to Improving Water Quality in Canberra Lakes and Waterways this week.

Murray-Darling Basin water rights ‘worth’ $30 billion

The value of water entitlements in the southern Murray-Darling Basin has surged to $30 billion despite plenty of rain.

Labor commits to look after Canberra’s waterways

Federal Labor has committed $3.225 million to restore Canberra’s waterways if it wins the election, MPs announced today.