Melbourne water usage

Melbourne water dam

The city of Melbourne, Australia, has extensive forested water catchments. Over the period 1995 to 2006, Melbourne’s rainfall, and that in the catchments, has fallen by 75%, most probably as an effect of climate change. The Government still allows logging in some of Melbourne’s water catchments, despite scientific evidence that this reduces both the quality and… Continue reading Melbourne water usage

Victorian state election campaign, 2006

This article is about the campaigns of contesting political parties and independent candidates for the 2006 Victorian State election in Australia in chronological sequence from the pre-election “phoney campaign” through the official election campaign which commenced after writs were lodged. The campaign will be concluded by the election on 25 November 2006. Campaign launches are used to… Continue reading Victorian state election campaign, 2006

Portsea Front Beach erosion

Portsea front beach erosion June 2010

The Portsea Front Beach has suffered very serious erosion since deepening of the shipping channel in Port Phillip Bay that was completed in November 2009. The project proceeded with approvals from the Victorian state government (Tim Pallas, Minister for Roads and Ports) and the Australian federal government (Peter Garrett, Environment Minister) with assurances and reports stating that… Continue reading Portsea Front Beach erosion

Blue Wedges Coalition

Port Phillip bay dredging 2005

The Blue Wedges Coalition is a group formed to campaign against the deepening of Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Australia. Concerns raised about the bay dredging include: Toxic sediments Environmental damage Impacts on marine flora and fauna Lack of public consultation Poor business case Increased truck traffic and carbon emissions See also External links

Web 3.0

Note: This article was deleted from Wikipedia on 23 February 2009. Web 3.0 is one of the terms used to describe the evolutionary stage of the Web that follows Web 2.0. Given that technical and social possibilities identified in this latter term are yet to be fully realized the nature of defining Web 3.0 is highly speculative.… Continue reading Web 3.0

Water wise garden

Sanci permaculture garden

A water wise garden can save a lot of water. Tips for creating a water wise garden: External links

Water tanks

Connecting a ”’water tanks”’ to the down spouts of your home’s guttering system is one of the easiest ways to contribute to sustainable living. Regulations as at May 2007 Rules and rebate schemes are different in each state. With the current low rebate schemes and the low cost of water the reasons for installing a… Continue reading Water tanks

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Water tank pump

Surrey Hills house water pump

Water tank pumps are quite efficient and don’t use much power to operate. Example 1 – water pump for all household water requirements For example, sample measurements from a pump operating for the Surrey Hills house supplying all water needs in August 2008 were: Hours 297 Days 12.375 kWh 2.8646 kWh/h 0.009645118 kWh/day 0.231482828 Example 2 –… Continue reading Water tank pump

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Climate change

Colour-coded world map produced by NASA showing where solar energy has maximum effect. Photo: Reuters

Climate change is now acknowledged by science as a serious issue resulting from increases in the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. In order to avoid dangerous climate change and protect our quality of life, the world’s scientific community advises we cannot let temperatures increase by 2 degrees or more by the end of this century. The [effects of… Continue reading Climate change

Smart power meter

Smart power meters can greatly assist households and business to monitor and reduce their use of power by providing price and consumption information. In early 2008 in Australia, the Victorian goverment has ruled that new meter boxes are to communicate with in-house display units to show householders in real time how much electricity they are using… Continue reading Smart power meter