The Water Directorate Blog

Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 03/07/2020

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has made available further information on the Water Supply (Critical Needs) Act 2019 on its website

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Burrendong Dam, Dubbo Sept 2019
Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 01/07/2020

The four horsemen - drought, fire, flood, pandemic. What can we learn? How can we build resilience in regional NSW water utilities?

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Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 15/06/2020

A new report titled - Drivers and challenges of implementing integrated water-cycle management strategy in regional NSW is now available for free download from the Macquarie University website

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Water network operators connecting a new water main
Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 28/05/2020

The ability to deliver nationally recognised water industry training is at a critical point. How will we continue to deliver water industry qualifications in regional NSW into the future?

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Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 06/05/2020

The Australian Government is developing an array of stimulus initiatives to try and temper the worst economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. So what might investment in resilient regional water supplies look like?

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Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 28/02/2020

The last few weeks have presented extremely challenging water quality conditions for large parts of NSW due to the unprecedented combination of drought, bushfires and flooding. These impacts are likely to continue to impact water quality in catchments for a number of years.

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If it's not toilet paper, problems occur. Photo: Sydney Water 
Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 26/03/2020

Toilets, household plumbing and the sewerage system are only designed for the three P's

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Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 23/03/2020

Guidance for NSW Local Water Utilities on managing the impacts of COVID-19 on water utility operations

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bushfires

Photo by Jared Lyon, The Conversation

Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 15/01/2020

With many Council areas in NSW affected by bushfires and 2019 being Australia's hottest and driest on record, unfortunately local water utilities in NSW cannot afford to rest. Rainfall is likely to result in increased contaminants in catchment runoff which will present challenges to the treatment of drinking water.

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Posted by: Ballina Shire Council on 11/10/2017

Ballina Shire Council is located in the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Among its waterways are world-class beaches and the scenic Richmond River.

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Ulladulla Tower in 2017
Posted by: Chris Edwards on 15/08/2017

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Posted by: Gary Mitchell on 21/07/2017

The Sam Samra annual Award has been established as a memorial and acknowledgement of the late Sam Samra’s long term contribution, passion and dedication to the water industry. Sam was a great ally of local water utilities in NSW which benefitted from his commitment over a 50 year period.

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