Dr Tom Beer’s pioneering 1980s research into bushfires and climate change has, to his dismay, proved all too accurate
Stuart KhanTom Beer’s pioneering 1980s research into bushfires and climate change has, to his dismay, proved all too accurate. This is a field that CSIRO used to lead the world in, but recent governments have largely put a stop to that. The ‘clever country’...
Anglican Bishop calls for water to be seen as more than a commodity.
Stuart Khan"It was the first time a religious leader has argued the water market is infringing on the spiritual needs of people in the Murray-Darling Basin and irrigation regions".
Hmm... haven't Indigenous leaders been saying just that for quite some time?
Some of the state's biggest towns are scratching to work out how they can keep their residents supplied with drinking water.
Stuart KhanThoughtful and penetrating analysis of NSW towns and cities running short of drinking water by @HatAlexander (@SMH). NSW is fortunate to have the skills, energy and good sense of @JamesMcTavish1 in the role of regional town water supply co-ordinator.
The New South Wales water regulator says he's "not afraid to bark", after putting a coal mining company on notice over claims one of its mines has been taking surface and ground water without a licence.
Stuart Khan"All options are on the table, including criminal and civil proceedings": water regulator puts mining company on notice.
Whitehaven's Maules Creek coal mine is being investigated for allegedly unlawfully taking water, after farmers say their groundwater is drying up. The company has already been found to have allegedly unlawfully taken surface water by the NSW...
Stuart KhanThe controversial Whitehaven Coal Maules Creek mine is being investigated again, this time following complaints about its groundwater use which the company denies.
Health authorities are investigating the source of contamination at a popular island resort off the coast of Brisbane after more than 50 people fall ill within a matter of days.
Stuart KhanWatching the reporting of this Tangalooma resort outbreak on @abcnews and it features an important misunderstanding. Detection of E. Coli does NOT indicate this is the causative agent and doesn’t rule out norovirus. It just indicates contamination.
The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken regulations aimed at limiting the seepage of lead, arsenic and other toxic pollution into water supplies.
Stuart KhanThe Trump administration has moved to weaken an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the seepage of toxic pollution into water supplies from the ash of coal burning power plants, a change that coal industry leaders say could keep plants open longer.
Waste giant Cleanaway has been ordered to probe contamination found around its New Chum dump including in a creek used to irrigate a community vegetable garden.
Stuart KhanQueensland’s Environment Department is investigating waste giant Cleanaway after the discovery of PFAS contamination in ground and surface water at and around its landfill site in a former coal pit at New Chum in Ipswich.
Professor Stuart Khan, a sustainable urban water management expert at the University of NSW, says desalination plants are not the answer to the state’s water shortages.
Stuart KhanProfessor Stuart Khan, a sustainable urban water management expert at UNSW, says desalination plants are not the answer to the state’s water shortages [well, yes, I did say that, but I also said that its sensible to plan for them when needed!].
Technology and ambition can combine to provide imaginative life-changing solutions to the relentless drought.
Stuart Khan“Why not pipe desalinated water, not only to Warragamba and some of the other 20 dams managed by WaterNSW, but also to large regional towns such as Orange, Dubbo and Armidale. Just run the pipes alongside the railway tracks that service these towns”.