Monday, October 18, 2004

Sydney water: the 25-year plan: "Infrastructure Water Plan" - no link is provided to the 'plan', nor does a google search reveal the 'plan'. How absurd.

The basic principles must be: the water resources of the nation, including the clouds, mists, rainfall, rivers, lakes etc, must remain the common property of the people of Australia, and remain in public ownership along with the infrastructure utilities, to be managed for the welfare of the whole people. Water purity, conservation, allocation, recycling are critical issues. Pumping water from other areas (such as the Shoalhaven) to serve already over populated regions such as Sydney is problematic. Desalination should be investigated but the environmental costs must be considered.

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