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Are we the Clever Country?: June 2008

Monday, 30 June 2008

SA Needs Help - VIC Could Help With Portland Desalination

South Australia calls for help with water crisis from the other States:

The Portland Desalination proposal not only offers a water solution to benefit South Australians and Victorians. This idea can also be duplicated within South Australia to produce even more water:

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Disaster Looms for Murray Darling - Time for Portland Desalination?

Scientists warn of impending collapse of the Murray Darling Basin.

When will our leaders begin to seriously consider the potential solution offered by a Thermal Desalination Plant at Portland.

  • harness geothermal energy,
  • recycled heat from an Aluminium Smelter,
  • provide a new source of water for communities extending from South-west Victoria to Ballarat, Bendigo and Mildura.

Friday, 27 June 2008

River Systems Threatened - Desal Can Help!

Jennifer Macey - ABC Radio - reported that CSIRO scientist Dr. Tom Hatton warns that overuse of groundwater resources threatens river systems.

Thermal Desalination, using the distillation process can help with aquifer recharge - the sterile feedstock water can be injected into the aquifer system without introducing foreign organisms or chemicals.