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Water in Oceania

  • Water and power: Mega-dams, mega-damage?

    WORLD, 2017/04/30
  • Recycled Sewage Boosts Sydney Water Supply

    INDONESIA, 2015/02/20 Part the majority urgent concerns for the next is to have enough water to sustain a human people projected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050.[1] The UN Millennium Development Goals recognize that access to water and sanitation is essential to economic development and poverty alleviation.[2] However, world consumption patterns indicate that we are becoming additional water profligate, and the waste that pollutes water supplies generally remains an unmitigated hazard. According to some estimates, 70 % of drinking water in India is contaminated by sewage, which is a significant impediment to equitable development that occurs in a lot of lower-gain nations.[3] The UN estimated that if water consumption trends continue unabated, 1.8 billion people will experience water shortages as any minute at this time as 2025.[4] Part solutions with great potential are the development and deployment of technologies that use wastewater as a resource, which can generate incentives for industries and municipalities to treat waste that is otherwise discharged into vital waterways.
  • How Australia's big wet befuddled scientists

    AUSTRALIA, 2013/09/07 So how wet was Australia in 2010 and 2011? Wet enough, it turns out, to reverse the climb of global sea levels in a temporary shift that baffled scientists. New research from the US shows the normally dry outback regions of Australia acted like a gigantic sponge, sending sea levels sinking until the water gradually made its way back to the oceans via evaporation or seepage from land. Only in Australia could the atmosphere carry such heavy tropical rains to such a large area