Sydney inches towards the record books with a mid-winter dry spell

Posted on: July 10,2014

Sydney is inching closer and closer to changing the record books – but not in a way that anyone will be celebrating. Usually at this time of year, Sydney would have received around 100mm of rain in any given three week period. But today is Sydney’s 24th consecutive day without any rain. The record dry […]

Water Tanks take the spotlight in New York City

Posted on: July 9,2014

A group of artists and public school students in New York City are planning to transform 300 water tanks on rooftops across the city’s skyline in a massive project that is part art exhibition, part awareness campaign. The Water Tank Project seeks to change the attitude and water habits of New Yorkers by highlighting the […]

Portland’s big flush

Posted on: July 2,2014

The city of Portland in the US has just drained the entire contents of one of its largest open reservoirs. That’s over 38 million gallons (or 143 million litres) of treated water that’s being taken from the reservoir and flushed directly into the city’s sewage system. And it’s not the first time – in 2011 […]

Ideas for using rainwater around the home

Posted on: June 25,2014

There are a lot of good reasons for installing a rainwater tank on your property. With much of urban Australia now on metered water supplies, the cost of water is only going to go up. A rainwater tank is a solid investment that will save you a substantial amount of water costs in the long […]

Rainwater harvesting in sustainable stadiums

Posted on: June 18,2014

You’ve probably noticed that the FIFA 2014 World Cup is underway in Brazil. The Socceroos are currently preparing for their second match against the Netherlands in the hopes that they can take one step closer to playing in the 2014 final at the legendary Maracanã Stadium in Rio. The huge Maracanã Stadium is one of the focal points […]

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