Immerse yourself in National Water Week

The Australian Government is encouraging Australians to get involved in National Water Week.   First marked in 1993, National Water Week from today until 26 October aims to cultivate increased community understanding of water issues in Australia.   Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment with specific portfolio responsibilities for water Simon Birmingham says…

National snapshot of Australia’s water resources released today

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its latest Australian Water Resources Assessment today. The report provides a high-quality, nationally consistent picture of Australia’s water resources.   Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham said the Australian Water Resources Assessment 2012 clearly identifies trends and variability in Australian water resources, providing an essential…

Big fence delivers Victoria’s Glenelg River national prize

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham has congratulated the Glenelg River project on winning the 2013 Australian Riverprize.   Senator Birmingham presented the prize to the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority at the 16th International Riversymposium in Brisbane.   “In undertaking this project farming families in the Glenelg River Basin, south…

Coalition’s Northern Adelaide solar town project

  A Federal Coalition Government, if elected, will commit $300,000 to a Northern Adelaide solar town project, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   Senator Birmingham said the Coalition would allocate a total of $300,000 intended for organisations within the Cities of Playford and Salisbury, following representations from Liberal candidates Tom…