A new way to look at weather in Queensland

The Bureau of Meteorology today released the full suite of MetEye services in Queensland, combining the most popular elements of the Bureau’s website in one convenient location, for easy to access, real-time weather information. “The launch of MetEye will change the way Queenslanders look at their weather,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the…

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Death of Henry Jones

If you could draw a picture of a quintessentially old-school fisherman and conservationist it would be of Henry Jones. Henry knew and understood the Murray Mouth, Lower Lakes and Coorong like few others.  His passion for them was infectious, his commitment knew no boundaries and his willingness to share his knowledge was of such value…

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Local jobs to help manage Commonwealth environmental water

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is now recruiting local engagement officers to work directly with Murray-Darling Basin communities. “The officers will help ensure local knowledge and views are taken into account when considering Commonwealth environmental watering decisions,” said Senator Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment.  “These officers will be based on the ground and be…

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Environmental water gives Murrumbidgee wetlands a boost

40,000 megalitres of water has been allocated in the lower Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, to help protect the area’s wetlands. “Water delivery commenced early this month to wetlands including those in Nimmie-Caira, Yanga National Park, Fiddlers and Uara Creeks and the Western Lakes,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment. “Commonwealth environmental water…

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Billions of litres delivering a healthier Murray-Darling

The delivery of 1,272 billion litres of Commonwealth environmental water in 2012-13 has boosted water quality, species habitats and wetland management. “Delivering environmental outcomes in a working basin requires careful management, local knowledge and a strong strategy to keep the basin healthy”, said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment. “Across the Basin water…

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$158 million for on-farm irrigation upgrades

476 irrigators across southern NSW, South Australia and Victoria will benefit from an expanded $158 million investment in irrigation infrastructure to improve the water efficiency of their farms and return water to the Murray-Darling. “Six regional partners will deliver projects across 476 farming properties to return more than 60 billion litres of water to the…

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Run the River for World Water Day

All Australians can try their hand at being a river operator with the help of a new mobile game, Run the River.  Run the River is a mobile game developed by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority to help educate students about balancing demands for water in a river system, the importance of good river management and…

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World Meteorological Day

The outstanding contribution of the weather forecasters to the community is recognised today as the Bureau of Meteorology marks World Meteorological Day. “Awards for innovation, excellence and strategic alliance were acknowledged, along with the Bureau of Meteorology as one of the oldest and most valued Australian Government agencies, operating since 1908.  “Individuals and teams across…

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