Storms are becoming more intense as the climate changes. This is just one reason why the signing of the Paris Agreement by 170 nations in New York last week is great news. Finally, there is a sense of momentum; a shared purpose worldwide that the rate of climate change urgently needs to be slowed down. The next—and most important—step is for countries to ratify the treaty and enshrine the agreement in national legislation. Let’s all hope this progresses smoothly and quickly.
We’ve all had to make water decisions. Every day we make decisions on how much water to use, from how long we spend having a shower to whether water our garden or wash the car. From time to time we might make a decision to replace the dishwasher or install a more water-efficient shower rose. We might replant our garden with more drought resistant plants, or install a rainwater tank.
But you might not realise the extent that making good decisions about water is critical to Australia’s continued economic growth. Our sustainable development depends on the quality of the decisions we make about water. Continue reading