Australia needs to rethink waterways
WATER is vital. Australia just doesn’t have enough to supply our needs.
From the time the first explorers crossed the Darling River and found a string of stinking, muddy waterholes, there have been recurring droughts – this one worse than most.
Australia is surrounded by oceans, giving water that can be desalinated.
Cities have huge amounts of water that can be recycled.
Gas fields have huge holding tanks that could be treated.
Water is far more valuable than gas or coal.
I think it is time Government reversed their thinking on water.
Rather than spending millions on roads, much of it purely cosmetic and with no consideration for the people who actually live there, it should be a priority to provide water for all, and not just big irrigation schemes or water for the environment.
Dirt doesn’t sequester any carbon. Lots of small acreages of irrigated ground add up to a moister and somewhat cooler atmosphere.
It would be a good idea to study how Israel is making the desert bloom and perhaps use suitable ideas from them.
WATER: Vital for our survival.