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Water Security for 20 years

By johnboy - 14 May 2012 21

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The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission has announced the release of its draft report on Secondary water use in the ACT and has declared:

‘The ACT has now emerged from one of its worst droughts on record. Based on the major investments that are underway currently and the actions of the ACT community in reducing their water consumption, the ACT has achieved a high level of water security that could last for the next 20 years,’ announced Senior Commissioner, Mr Malcolm Gray.

Simon Corbell has let his pleasure been known:

Commenting on the release of the ICRC’s draft report on secondary water use in the ACT, Mr Corbell said the findings were confirmation of the ACT Labor Government’s decision to invest significantly in water security projects and provide Canberrans with ongoing water security for decades to come.

“The enlarged Cotter Dam, Murumbidgee to Googong pipeline project and the purchase of water entitlements from the Tantangara Dam Catchment are all confirmed as prudent projects which will provide our community with a high level of water security for decades to come” Mr Corbell said.

“The report also confirms that the ACT Government’s 2023 target of a 25% reduction in per capita water consumption is likely to be met in 2013, well ahead of the target year.”

The ICRC Report concludes that the ACT community’s current water needs can most cost-effectively be met through the ACTEW primary water supply network.

The report finds that the Government should not undertake any further secondary water investments at this time, noting that the Inner North pilot stormwater reticulation trial, that utilises stormwater from constructed ponds to irrigate nearby parklands and playing fields, should continue and be fully evaluated.

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21 Responses to
Water Security for 20 years
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SnapperJack 2:10 pm
14 May 12
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Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

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Deref 2:29 pm
14 May 12
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SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

We’re truly fortunate to have with us on RA someone who knows more than 97% of the world’s climate scientists.

Please – share with us the evidence which proves that you’re right and they’re wrong, so that we can pass it on to them. Boy – will their faces be red!

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:33 pm
14 May 12
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So let’s summarise – our existing infrastructure was no longer sufficient to mee our needs, so we reduced demand a bit, built some more infrastructure and were fortunate enough to have a period of higher than average rainfall.

Doesn’t really seem to complex.

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johnboy 2:34 pm
14 May 12
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Don’t forget built some useless infrastructure in the form of the wetlands.

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dtc 2:35 pm
14 May 12
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SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

I assume you mean that ‘after spending lots of money on infrastructure and forcing people to change their water use habits, the apparently surprising result is that the problem has been reduced’.

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shirty_bear 3:10 pm
14 May 12
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Deref said :

We’re truly fortunate to have with us on RA someone who knows more than 97% of the world’s climate scientists.

*Scientologists. Scientitians at best.

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Roundhead89 3:19 pm
14 May 12
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Deref said :

SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

We’re truly fortunate to have with us on RA someone who knows more than 97% of the world’s climate scientists.

1970s – The Children of God
1980s – The Moonies
1990s – Mahikari
2000s – Climate Change

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davo101 4:07 pm
14 May 12
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SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

Sorry, have you forgotten the water restrictions already? The water infrastructure we had was inadequate even without considering climate change.

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Postalgeek 5:27 pm
14 May 12
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Roundhead89 said :

Deref said :

SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

We’re truly fortunate to have with us on RA someone who knows more than 97% of the world’s climate scientists.

1970s – The Children of God
1980s – The Moonies
1990s – Mahikari
2000s – Climate Change

Some people put their faith in scientists whose specialise in the field of climate science. Others put their faith in liberal conservative journalists.

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nobody 5:58 pm
14 May 12
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SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

“At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family. It is about protecting both `the human environment’ and the natural environment.”
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops statement.

“There’s a better scientific consensus on Climate Change than on any issue I know — except maybe Newton’s second law of dynamics,”
D. James Baker, administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late… The science is clear. The global warming debate is over.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, bill signing ceremony for California’s strict anti-emissions law, September 26, 2006.

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Deref 6:19 pm
14 May 12
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Roundhead89 said :

Deref said :

SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

We’re truly fortunate to have with us on RA someone who knows more than 97% of the world’s climate scientists.

1970s – The Children of God
1980s – The Moonies
1990s – Mahikari
2000s – Climate Change

This is so exciting! :-) I can’t wait to see the peer reviewed papers disproving climate science!

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shauno 2:42 am
15 May 12
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Deref said :

SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

We’re truly fortunate to have with us on RA someone who knows more than 97% of the world’s climate scientists.

Please – share with us the evidence which proves that you’re right and they’re wrong, so that we can pass it on to them. Boy – will their faces be red!

Climate change is real as it has been for the 4.5 billion year history of the Earth. We just don’t have to worry about it we’ll get over it and I can assure we wont see anything like the scare mongering predictions of the likes of Flanery or Robin 100m Williams. The whole climate change debate has been ruined by silly scare tactics and dodgy climate models that havnt produced results seen in the real world observations.

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nobody 8:21 am
15 May 12
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shauno said :

Deref said :

SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

We’re truly fortunate to have with us on RA someone who knows more than 97% of the world’s climate scientists.

Please – share with us the evidence which proves that you’re right and they’re wrong, so that we can pass it on to them. Boy – will their faces be red!

Climate change is real as it has been for the 4.5 billion year history of the Earth. We just don’t have to worry about it we’ll get over it and I can assure we wont see anything like the scare mongering predictions of the likes of Flanery or Robin 100m Williams. The whole climate change debate has been ruined by silly scare tactics and dodgy climate models that havnt produced results seen in the real world observations.

shauno, sorry to read you have been badly mis-informed on this serious and urgent issue. This link to NASA is a brief summary of the key indicators of Climate Change. Have a look, if your interested.
http://climate.nasa.gov/keyIndicators/

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dungfungus 8:56 am
15 May 12
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shauno said :

Deref said :

SnapperJack said :

Crash goes the last desperate scare campaign by the climate change brigade.

We’re truly fortunate to have with us on RA someone who knows more than 97% of the world’s climate scientists.

Please – share with us the evidence which proves that you’re right and they’re wrong, so that we can pass it on to them. Boy – will their faces be red!

Climate change is real as it has been for the 4.5 billion year history of the Earth. We just don’t have to worry about it we’ll get over it and I can assure we wont see anything like the scare mongering predictions of the likes of Flanery or Robin 100m Williams. The whole climate change debate has been ruined by silly scare tactics and dodgy climate models that havnt produced results seen in the real world observations.

I have just peer reviewed your post and endorse it accordingly.
First it was “Global Warming”, then “Man Made Climate Change” then “Carbon Pollution” now “Climate Variation”. The latest desperate rants by Flannery and Steffan are reminiscent of the last days of the Third Reich.
I am now donning my aluminium foil-enhanced tin hat to protect me from the abuse I am about to receive from HenryBG and his comrades.

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davo101 9:08 am
15 May 12
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johnboy said :

Don’t forget built some useless infrastructure in the form of the wetlands.

I like looking at the Lyneham and Dickson wetlands as I ride by, I’ve noticed that the ducks have moved in, people seem to enjoy walking their dogs around them, and they do have a water quality benefit. Useless is a big call.

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