Monday, 8 March 2010

Region. MOU on water security

An important step towards securing the future sustainability of Western Sydney has been taken with agreement for collaborative water research between local councils, the Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures (CRC IF) and the University of Western Sydney. Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool and Penrith City Council mayors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the CRC IF and UWS which will advance much needed peri-urban water research and assist the planning, management and delivery of water for agricultural, commercial, environmental and domestic uses in Western Sydney. Associate Professor Basant Maheshwari, from the UWS School of Natural Sciences and CRC IF, said Western Sydney was facing multiple challenges in the 21st century including climate change, water scarcity, increasing population and increasing demand for water.



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