After aggressive lobbying by the irrigation industry the authority proposed only 2,750 gigalitres
in its draft plan.
Since 2011, the VEWH has sold more than 37 gigalitres
of water in Victoria, and purchased just over 2.
We have also legislated a cap on water purchases of 1500 gigalitres
to help protect the social and economic wellbeing of the many Basin communities that are dependent on farming.
The State Government in August called for expressions of interest from private enterprise for the collection and distribution of this additional 20 gigalitres
of treated water from the plant.
Ending logging in the wet montane forests of Victoria's Goulburn River catchment--already damaged by the Black Saturday fires and part of a controversial pipeline scheme to divert water to Melbourne--would deliver an additional 3800 gigalitres
to the river this century, around six times Melbourne's annual water use.
The figure that was given to restore it to moderate health was 1,500 gigalitres
At least 1000 gigalitres
(GL) is required to fill the Lower Lakes before any water flows over the barrages into the Coorong,' he says.
The production of all these appliances used up 62 gigalitres
of water and created 4.
Wellington Dam is the second largest reservoir in the State and the largest surface water storage in the South-West, but rising salinity has resulted in much of the annual 85 gigalitres
of water allocation not being fully used.
In May, Western Australia's Water Corporation called for expressions of interest for a second desalination plant to deliver 45 gigalitres
(GL) to Perth's water supply by 2011, with the capacity to deliver 100 GL later on.
These two schemes combined will replace potable water with 26-30 gigalitres
of recycled street stormwater per year.
Currently the Murray River is continuing to degrade and the science is clear that we need an additional 1,500 gigalitres
of water per year over ten years to have a moderate chance of restoring it to health.