RESEARCH LINKS

 

Research links to articles on desal

080517 Age - For and against Desalination ****

http://www.theage.com.au/news/environment/is-desalination-the-solution/2008/05/16/1210765176405.html

May 2008 - National Geographic - Problems with desal in Middle East ***

http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2008/05/080522-middle-east.html

May 2008 - U.S. National Academies Report mentioned in National Geographic above - http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12184

Underground water storage book

http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12057

US National Resource Council - Queries about desalination

http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/35513

Ken Davidson - Govt could be embarrasses by Tassy pipe deal.

http://business.theage.com.au/business/potential-red-faces-in-tasmania-deal-20080707-32rg.html

Professor Patrick Troy - ANU - Essays; Confronting the water crisis.

http://epress.anu.edu.au/troubled_waters/pdf/

Kenneth Davidson - On Government Advertorial- Desal worst decision.

http://www.theage.com.au/execute_search.html?text=proper-process-would-reveal-the-deception-in-desal&ss=theage.com.au&x=12&y=8

http://business.theage.com.au/business/proper-process-would-reveal-the-deception-in-desal-20080803-3pdi.html

(removed from website – noted 091020)

available on YWYS website:

http://www.yourwateryoursay.org/2008/08/04/the-age-proper-process-would-reveal-the-deception-in-desal/

Clean Oceans Foundation - Comparison Recyclyng vs Desalination:

http://www.cleanocean.org/index_general.asp?menuid=040.090.020

Governments 12 month progress report - Next Stage of Water Plan:

http://www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/8512/Water_Plan_12month_Progress_Report.pdf

Govt/DSE analysis to justify scale of desal at 150 GL:

http://www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/15971/Augmentation-of-the-Melbourne-Water-Supply-System.pdf

Presentations various

http://www.public-policy.unimelb.edu.au/events/watering_symposium.html

Malcolm Fraser on climate change and water policy:

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/fraser-in-warning-on-climate-20081021-55jz.html

Supply and Demand Analysis for Melbourne’s Water:

http://www.yourwateryoursay.org/2008/05/09/analysis-supply-and-demand-melbourne’s-water-version-4/ or
http://www.yourwateryoursay.org/wp-content/uploads/neil_ywys-supplydemand-v4small.pdf

Environment Victoria’s view on how water should be sourced, Nov 2008:

http://www.envict.org.au/file/file/Water_Secuirty_Healthy_Rivers_LOWRES.pdf

Sustainability Commissioner’s view on water and others, Dec 2008:

http://www.ces.vic.gov.au/CA256F310024B628/0/11265707BC1C925FCA2575130020C477/$File/Key+findings+and+recommendations+-+REVISED.pdf

081212-Dr Anna Hurlimann Melb Uni - perception on drinking recycled water and question desalination:

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/people-will-drink-recycled-water-20081211-6wnf.html?page=-1

Maude Barlow: Video – Looming Global Water Crisis Pt 1 (October 2006)

Part 1: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2452563840429862970

Part 2: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-462136547896236164&hl=en

YouTube South East Queensland doco on Purified Recycled Water

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=aosm1sr3DDc

Report to State Government shows many benefits and savings from rainwater tanks as part of five star new home scheme

http://www.theage.com.au/national/rainwater-tanks-could-save-public-600m-20080809-3sra.html

Perth moving to use recycled water through aquifers

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuId=9&ContentID=128339

Government’s own advisers warned against the desalination plant and N-S pipe

http://www.theage.com.au/national/top-advisers-warned-against-desal-plant-northsouth-pipe-20090207-80fr.html?page=-1

090306-Excellent Age article on how there will be more jobs in carbon efficient future, including water

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2009/03/05/1235842575452.html

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/we-can-keep-jobs-and-save-the-planet-20090305-8q0t.html?page=3

http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/we-can-keep-jobs-and-save-the-planet/2009/03/05/1235842575452.html

09/03/09 – Age article on funding difficulties for desal consortia

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/water-issues/cash-flows-for-desalination-dry-up-20090308-8sfq.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

09/03/09 – Age article on energy use of large new infrastructure (inc water)

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/big-solutions-for-our-water-needs-will-use-even-more-energy-20090308-8sck.html?page=-1

English Version of French ‘La Monde’ article on Veolia

http://mondediplo.com/2005/03/12private

09/04/09 – Water Minister caught out on Government’s N-S Pipe pledge and the volume it can deliver.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/minister-turns-back-on-water-pipeline-targets-20090417-aa9p.html

Youtube video by amateur investigator/journalist Chris Topher (you make your own judgements on its content re new dams and desalination plants):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZwy1dR0oM4

Food & Water Watch (US) website take on seawater desalination:

http://www.fwwatch.org/water/desalination/seawater-desalination-new-solution-or-new-problem

Victorian Sustainable Development Commissioner – State of the Environment:

http://www.ces.vic.gov.au/CES/wcmn301.nsf/childdocs/FCB9B8E076BEBA07CA2574F100040358?open

Herald-Sun article on PPP funding, may not be appropriate anymore

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25178788-664,00.html

South East Queensland – Use of Purified Recycled Water for drinking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aosm1sr3DDc

Powerful video on climate change and the need for action

http://www.thebigask.eu/the-big-ask-film-clip

Water Plan projects not needed –Sunday Age article 29/03/2009

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/water-projects-not-needed-20090328-9ev6.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/water-projects-not-needed-20090328-9ev6.html

Parliamentary Inquiry into water options for Melbourne,

Presenters transcripts and submissions

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/enrc/inquiries/Water/transcripts.html

and the final reports

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/enrc/inquiries/Water/report/report.html

Indian village 600l/hour RO solar desal plant:

https://www.miroguide.com/items/1990655

Topher #2, on the N-S Pipe and other options for Melbourne:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2zECTIKsFs

Sydneys Indymedia did a spread on Watershed’s 9th May 2009 protest:

http://indymedia.org.au/2009/05/17/wonthaggi-protest-highlights-desalination-issue-for-melbourne

John Morgan, Managing director of Melbourne Water for three years to Jan 1998 asking why recycling of waste water is being ignore:

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/why-is-water-recycling-being-overlooked-20081119-6bl8.html?page=-1

Ken Davidson on the whole shambles that the ‘Water Plan’ is and the concerns around Suez/Veolia PPP:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/water-policy-delivers-scary-possibilities/2009/06/24/1245522879698.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

State Government finally admitting that they never had any intention of implementing significant amounts of sustainable options:

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/minister-for-water/business-case-finds-recycled-water-projects-too-expensive.html
changed to:
http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/component/content/article/7372.html

Stateline transcript 090626, Holding announces dropping of ETP business cases:

http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/vic/content/2006/s2609864.htm

Sydney plant will have to run flat out even though dams are over 60%, Radio National, The World Today 29 June 2009:

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2009/s2611366.htm

Not up on site yet

Gold Coast plant poorly built and cracking up:

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25720296-3102,00.html

Suez-Degremont involved in serious price collusion:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a.Y8vGiEUyYA#

Example of what Suez-Degremont get up to:

http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/vshiva2.html

Suez in a consortium with Lend Lease & Sydney water problems:

http://projects.publicintegrity.org/water/report.aspx?aid=60

Melissa Fyfe-The Age-On preferred bidder misdemeanours, costs and funding:

http://www.theage.com.au/action/printArticle?id=659981

Update on above Suez misdemeanours:

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0211-madeira_dam.html

Warnambool shows how stormwater can be captured by the cities roofs and trunked directly to their reservoir:

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/pass-on-the-salt-and-look-to-the-roofs-20090806-ebhv.html

090813-Brumby ALP fundraising corruption – The Age – Paul Austin:

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/brumby-is-putting-on-the-blinkers-20090812-ei9b.html?page=-1

AGL questioned by ACCC about electricity pricing strategy 090909:

http://business.theage.com.au/business/agl-forced-electricity-prices-higher-20090908-fg1p.html

AGE Editorial 14th September 2009 – More water robbed from Thomson equals water policy failure:

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/editorial/thomson-water-grab-a-measure-of-policy-failure-20090913-fm6c.html

Real-time tonnes of carbon in the atmosphere counter:

http://www.dbcca.com/dbcca/EN/;jsessionid=7889311F3B0BACB51886403B61B8A9D5.internet2

Recent CSIRO on potable use of Stromwater (Salisbury SA):

http://www.csiro.au/news/Turning-stormwater-into-drinking-water.html

Stateline Tony Shephard admitting desal will cost $4.8 billion (now admitting $5.75 billion)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UsEFhl_DdI

http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/vic/content/2006/s2642601.htm

BOM predictions of dryer times ahead (Sept 2009), and why - excessive energy use!:

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/rain.seaus.shtml

091005 - Ken Davidson on the economic rationalists & resultant social & environmental disaster:

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/economic-rationalists-have-hijacked-water-policy-at-our-peril-20091004-ght2.html

Labor Government thought Melbournians considered water restrictions were as bad as being on a war footing before they announced their new Water Plan in 2007:

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/water-crisis-as-bad-as-a-war-alp-20091010-grml.html

Solar Thermal starting to look like the way forward for Australia in renewable energy:

http://www.theage.com.au/business/with-green-power-comes-great-responsibility-20091009-gqvt.html

N-S Pipe Stateline program Oct? 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqVRpBI-ENY

Clark & Dawe on Desalination:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_SrrylkIEc&feature=related

Stateline – on N-S Pipe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqVRpBI-ENY

December 2009: Kenneth Davidson’s articles on the State Government’s inability to justify desalination:

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/desal-plant-figures-dont-hold-water-20091206-kcsd.html

(http://www.theage.com.au/action/printArticle?id=949693) and

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/flawed-figures-condemn-our-descendants-to-needless-debt-20091213-kqbh.html

and

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/were-dudded-on-water-but-no-one-rebels-20091220-l7e2.html

Melissa Fyfe – Cost ($, environmental and moral) of water supply:

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/country-pays-a-high-price-to-slake-the-citys-thirst-20100109-lzrz.html

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