Australian Bushfires -Post Mortems

It is to be hoped that the inevitable post mortems-Royal Commission/government enquiries or whatever, will bring some appropriate balance to the polarised current debate and the lessons to be learnt for the future. The usual desire for a "silver bullet" single cause needs to be tempered with the recognition of the multiple factors which led … Continue reading Australian Bushfires -Post Mortems

More BGO's (Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious)

''The panel, headed by former Murray Darling Basin Authority board member George Warne, called for an end to predetermined flow rates." A quote from this week's Water Minister's Brisbane meeting. In a massively variable rainfall/run-off environment, this should surely be a self evident truth. The establishment of a fixed Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) for each … Continue reading More BGO's (Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious)