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Queensland 'doesn't need dam'

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 14:20

Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) and Brisbane-based engineering firm Cardno has found that the Traveston Crossing dam scheme is neither necessary nor desirable.

A review of water options for South East Queensland, undertaken for the Mary River Council of Mayors, has investigated proposed water supply projects and current and predicted demand for water in South East Queensland (SEQ). The review was undertaken by (ISF) and Cardno and it has found that the Traveston Crossing dam scheme is neither necessary nor desirable.

 

Science Alert has recently reported this news here although the original news was released by University of Technology Sydney UTS's Institute for Sustainable Futures much earlier, Read that news release here and an executive summary of the report can be read here. http://www.isf.uts.edu.au/whatwedo/SEQ_Review_Exec_Sum.pdf

It is also worth reading the submission made by ISF to SEQ Infrastructure (Water) - Traveston Crossing Dam, Department of Infrastructure and Planning. This is available here. http://www.isf.uts.edu.au/publications/isf2008submissiontravestoneis.pdf

Queenslanders certainly need water - as do all species. However where we obtain our water and how we use what we can access in an ethically and ecologically sustainable manner are questions yet to be answered. How much water should we all have at our 'disposal'? 

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