News & Events

Climate Resilient Water Sources (CREWS) web portal is launched

Posted on 30 June 2015

The Bureau of Meteorology has launched the Climate Resilient Water Sources web portal (CREWS), an interactive site providing comprehensive mapping and information of desalinated and recycled water sources for over 350 sites across Australia, both publically and privately owned and operated.

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Adelaide’s desalination plant & water security

Posted on 30 June 2015

On 22 June, Rex Jory of the Adelaide Advertiser spoke in support of Adelaide’s desalination…

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Australia proves that desalination works

Posted on 16 December 2014

Neil Palmer visits Sacramento in California USA and shares Australia’s experience in using desalination as part of the mix to provide a secure water supply.

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Why We Need Seawater Desalination Plants

Posted on 15 October 2014

Why we need seawater desalination plants – an opinion piece by Neil Palmer, CEO

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How Perth has coped with its water crisis

Posted on 18 June 2014

How Perth is coping with a water crisis – a report from the BBC

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Congratulations to Sundrop Farms as CEFC announces boost for solar desal

Posted on 8 August 2013

The Australian Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced in-principle agreement to co-finance expansion…

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Solar-desal hybrid trialled in remote Tjuntjuntjara

Posted on 22 July 2013

The Spinifex community at the remote Tjuntjuntjara, about 700km east of Kalgoorlie, will soon be part of a pilot project which will test the effectiveness of desalination technology paired with renewable energy. The community’s bore water supply will eventually be supplemented with water from a solar powered, vacuum assisted, membrane distillation desalination unit, through an NCEDA research project.

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Alarming new climate forecasts show why desal is so vital for Australia’s future

Posted on 21 June 2013

New climate forecasts warn of 10% streamflow losses into Melbourne’s catchments and 25% losses for South-West Western Australia. The Climate Commission’s new 2013 Critical Decade report, released this month, says many parts of southern Australia including Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and south-western New South Wales face adverse impacts from reduced rainfall.

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No scientific basis for alarmist anti-desal claims

Posted on 5 April 2013

Australia’s desalination research centre chief has dismissed claims being made in some media outlets that recent fish and wildlife deaths in South Australian waters could have anything to do with its desalination plant.

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Adelaide’s water security now guaranteed thanks to desalination

Posted on 28 March 2013

Adelaide’s water security has been guaranteed with the official opening of South Australia’s largest water infrastructure project, the Adelaide Desalination Plant.

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