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05 DEC

What does watching paint dry and a drought have in common?

Have you ever painted a wall, or anything really, and tried to watch the paint dry? Watching paint dry is a slow process (if you ever do it), which seems to take forever and this is what it is like […]

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03 NOV

A Long, Hot, Dry Summer is on its Way

That Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth – well we all knew that didn’t we? What ‘dry’ means became abundantly clear after this September, as it was the driest September on record yet. Whilst the blaring sun may […]

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22 OCT

Rain – still a scarce phenomenon in 2018 and beyond

Rain drops are falling on my head…this familiar tune has been on everyone lips recently. At least on the east coast of Australia. This may be an unusual melody this time of the year as spring is associated with a […]

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28 SEP

Drought in Australia

Australia is the world’s driest inhabited continent and droughts are a common occurrence.  Twelve major droughts have been recorded in Australia since 1860. A drought is an unusually long period of rainfall deficiency comparative to past levels, with the drought […]

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13 SEP

Water as a building block for life

Water is found everywhere on earth, from the glaciers and waterfalls of Iceland to the underground water in The Great Artesian Basin in Australia; water is estimated to cover around 70% of the Earth’s surface. Water is an essential component […]

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25 JUN

Why Waste 3.4 Billion Litres of Water Each Day?

Why Waste 3.4 Billion Litres of Water Each Day? We all know that it is good to use our grey matter, and to use grey water is also a good idea. Grey water is however mostly not used and goes […]

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25 MAY

How to Select a Water Tank

Selecting a water tank Saving water for a rainy day (well, actually for a dry sunny day), is a clever idea. This is the first step in the rainwater harvesting process. Rainwater harvesting makes sense and is an excellent way […]

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09 MAY

Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting  We all knew that the farmer relies on rain water harvesting, literally for their survival. However, rainwater harvesting offers other significant economic, social and environmental benefits. One of the benefits is that when using rainwater harvesting […]

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24 APR

The indispensable importance of rainwater harvesting in rural Australia

Australia is the driest continent on earth, yet farming is at the core of Australian life. The question of how is this possible in such a dry environment is fair. The city sider rarely thinks about the source of water, […]

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27 FEB

What can rainwater be used for?

The Millennium Drought During the first decade of the 2000s, eastern Australia experienced the worst drought on record. The scale of the drought was of such proportions that it is referred to as “The Millennium Drought” [1]. The need to […]

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