Stormwater helping to tackle Australia's water crisis
The Science of Climate change: Questions and Answers.
A document summarising the current understanding of climate change science for non-specialist readers.
September 2007, page 11
Natives oust pollutants
Reports on study which showed native grasses assisted the remediation of polluted sites.
July 2007, page 36-38
30/50 vision (by Vaughan Beck)
Examines the barriers to reaching a population of 30 million in Australia by 2050.
March 2006, pages 38-41
Stormwater pollution: Is it damaging urban waterways? (by Michael Barry)
Explores the possible role of stormwater run-off in damaging urban waterways.
July 2004, pages 38-42
Water recycling options for the thirsty country (by John Radcliffe)
Explores the potential of recycling water from three different sources.
6 June 2006
More people, less water: CSIRO examines future options
Reports on study which examined how Australian cities would cope with increasing demands on water.
The water crisis (by Sara Phillips)
Explores Australia’s options to dealing with the water crisis.
No. 133, 2006, page 7
Wungong’s urban water master plan a pace-setter
Looks into the plans for the Wungong redevelopment.
No. 130, 2006, page 15
Rain gardens buffer Melbourne’s waterways
Looks at the installation of ‘rain gardens’ to filter stormwater in Melbourne.
No. 124, 2005, page 28-30
A Stirling idea (by Wendy Pyper)
Reports on the development of a system which combines desalination with heating or cooling capacity.
No. 122, 2004, pages 8-10
The Aquadam (by Wendy Pyper)
Explores a scheme for floating, self-powered desalination reservoirs.
No. 120, 2004, page 35
Stormwater drainage is reducing stream biodiversity (by Wendy Pyper)
Reports on the damage to biodiversity due to increasing runoff into natural waterways.
No. 113, 2002, page 36
Being waterwise in spaceship suburbia (by Wendy Pyper)
Explores waterwise urban developments.
No. 110, 2002, pages 28-30
Water alchemy (by Steve Davidson)
Looks at the storage of urban stormwater in aquifers.
16 June 2007, page 5
Australia not such a lucky country (by Tim Flannery)
Looks at the effects of climate change on Australia.
16 June 2007, pages 8-11
Australia the continent that ran dry (by Rachel Nowak)
Looks at the water situation in Australia.
31 January 2007
Sydney faces soaring heat and vanishing rain
Reports on weather predictions for Sydney in the future.
28 April 2001
Scenario 3 population (by Debora MacKenzie)
Explores a possible scenario in the world’s population in the 22nd century.
23 July 2008, pages 28-35
Facing the freshwater crisis (by Peter Rogers)
Discusses the increasing demands for freshwater and possible solutions.
23 July 2008
Why don't we get our drinking water from the ocean by taking the salt out of seawater? (by Peter Gleick)
Evaluates the use of desalination plants to supply water.
September 2007, pages 90-91
Fresh from the sea (by Mark Fischetti)
Describes the desalination process.
Volume 1, Issue 5, 2002, page 3
A water management plan that sells while it works
Looks at the planning and design features of the Lynbrook Estate development.
Volume 1, Issue 5, 2002, page 4
Improving Cabbage Tree Creek’s health
Reports on improvements to the health of Cabbage Tree Creek.
Volume 1, Issue 1, 2000, page 4
Storming for gold
Looks at the stormwater management system in place at Homebush.
Page updated August 2008.