Murray Darling Basin Plan-Overview April,2014

From the time that the Howard Government, in an attempt to garner "green" votes, decided to throw $10bn at the Murray Darling Basin, the management of the Basin has been a political football. This vote chasing initiative arose as the great Millennium Drought was biting hard and water shortages, the natural consequences of drought, were being erroneously blamed on … Continue reading Murray Darling Basin Plan-Overview April,2014

Climate Change and Global Warming-In Brief

QUOTE OF NOTE: From Emeritus Professor Les Woodcock, a former NASA scientist, reported in the Yorkshire Post, commenting on climate change and global warming. “The term ‘climate change’ is meaningless. The Earth’s climate has been changing since time immemorial, that is since the Earth was formed 1,000 million years ago. The theory of ‘man-made climate … Continue reading Climate Change and Global Warming-In Brief

Water Storage and Irrigation

An article written by Craig Simmons, professor of hydrogeology at Flinders University and director, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training,prompted me to endeavour to collect my thoughts on irrigation and water storage in the contemporary political climate. It follows."A very interesting article. There is no doubt that IF we could store water just beneath the … Continue reading Water Storage and Irrigation