Why is the Australian capital facing an ‘unsustainable’ water crisis?

A major drought has hit Australia’s biggest cities and towns, with a significant impact on water supplies.

Key points: Water shortages have left some communities in the country struggling to get to work or to meet water needsWater is being pumped out of the aquifers, which could be at risk from climate changeThe government is trying to reduce the water demand for residents of some cities by 25% by 2020Key points:A drought has struck Australia’s major cities and is affecting water supplies in some citiesThe drought is caused by climate change and has led to water shortages in some communitiesWater is pumped out through underground aquifets, which can be at the risk of contamination.

But it is the water supply that is the real worry, with many areas of the country having to ration water to keep up with demand.

Water shortages have been reported across parts of the South West, the Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales, with some communities relying on only one tap.

A report released by the Australian Water and Wastewater Authority says many cities in the nation are struggling to meet the water needs of residents.

“In some communities, there is a significant gap in the water system that is either not being met by the community, or that is not being addressed adequately by the public sector,” AWEA chief executive officer, James Smith, said.

“As a result, water is being diverted away from residents and businesses in order to meet peak demand.”AWEA is currently working with the Federal Government to provide advice on how to better manage water flows in some of Australia’s most populous states.

“While we recognise that water shortages are not inevitable, they do pose a significant risk to communities and the quality of life in those communities,” Mr Smith said.

He said AWEAs water management work was currently focusing on the drought in Victoria and some other areas.

“Water is a critical element of our city-based water supply and we are actively supporting local authorities in developing a strategic plan to address water supply constraints,” he said.

Mr Smith said the AWEa report highlighted some areas where the Government was trying to address the water problem.

“We are working closely with the State Government and the Federal government to provide further advice on the needs of Australian cities in terms of the strategic water management plan that they have been developing,” he added.

“That includes ensuring that water is prioritised and utilised and providing support for communities where they are facing water shortages.”


Indian lake lake havasun city: Firefighting crews battle blaze that started in lake

Indian Lake Hvasu City, Minn.

— A lake in Indian Lake Havasu, Minns., became the scene of a fire Sunday afternoon after an unattended house caught fire.

Firefighters from several agencies responded to the fire at about 4:30 p.m. and found the structure to be in flames, fire department spokesman Tim Sowers said.

There were no injuries.

‘I’m not a racist’ and ‘I don’t hate anybody’ – Michaela Wilson

Posted May 13, 2018 03:00:23In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as US president, some Australian politicians have taken to Twitter to denounce him, and to offer their thoughts on the new US president.

The Australian Greens leader has already called out the US president for his “fear mongering” and his “blatant disrespect” for the democratic process, while the Labor leader has also expressed her distaste for Trump.

But Michaela Walker-Cox, the leader of the independent Left Labor Party, says she’s not a “racist” and that she’s “not a xenophobe”.

“I’m very much of the view that we’ve got to respect all the different cultures that we come from,” she said.

“And I think that that’s something that has been a bit of a difficult subject for many people in Australia.”

She said the current situation was “very much an international crisis” and the Australian government should “look at how we can help”.

“And that would be to recognise and honour the dignity of our countrymen and women,” she added.

Ms Walker-Pox, who won the seat of Vale in the 2015 election, has become a strong supporter of Ms Wilson, the US Democratic presidential candidate.

In 2016, Ms Wilson ran against her former political rival for the seat, Senator Tammy Baldwin.

“I am a very strong supporter for her, she is very much in my heart,” Ms Walker-Apo told ABC News Breakfast.

“I don’ think it’s a question of whether she’s a racist, it’s not like she’s said that she hates anybody.

She has spoken about how we need to do better.”

She’s very strong on that.

“Ms Wilson has also endorsed Ms Baldwin, saying she would do everything she could to ensure the former US senator’s election.

The Left Labor leader said the “frightening” behaviour of Mr Trump was not new to her, but was “new to Australian politics”.”

We are not immune to the sort of rhetoric that is coming from the US administration,” she told ABC Radio.”

But, I think, particularly from people in the Democratic Party, particularly the party in Australia, they’ve really lost their minds.

“They’ve lost their ability to really make sense of what’s happening.”

Ms Walker -Pox said the US government had “failed” its own people, and it needed to take responsibility for the consequences of its actions.

“We need to be able to recognise that, look at the problems we’re facing, look into the solutions that we need, look to the policies that have been put in place, and work to get those policies implemented,” she explained.

“That’s what I believe is the responsibility of our political parties, not to go out and attack one another but to recognise the failings of our governments.”