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WaterNSW advises monitoring pumping infrastructure

WaterNSW has advised some customers to monitor their pumping infrastructure, particularly water intakes and suction lines, due to fluctuating water levels in the Lachlan River. Changing releases from Wyangala Dam and Lake Brewster are causing river levels and flow rates in the Lachlan river to decrease, while areas between Wyangala Dam and Cowra may experience […]

Expansion of Tasmanian Hydro system

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the expansion of the Tasmanian Hydro System to provide affordable, reliable electricity as the state moves towards a lower emissions future. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will work with Hydro Tasmania on feasibility studies to assess several new pumped hydro energy storage schemes that could deliver up to […]

New automation irrigation channel trial

The Irrigation Research and Extension Committee (IREC) and Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) are working together on a pilot automation trial project for irrigation supply channels, with potential for expansion across the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). Trial sites have been established on irrigation properties adjacent to MI’s channel system in Gogeldrie, with automated gates fitted to existing […]

Improving farm irrigation efficiency

Solar-powered pumps to reduce energy costs and sprinklers that can adjust the amount of water applied to suit the soil type are among 98 projects worth around $35 million that have been funded through the latest round of the Farm Water Program. The projects are being funded through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) […]

New infrastructure funding opportunity for irrigators

Funding is now open for round 12 of the Queensland Government’s Healthy Headwaters Water Use Efficiency project (HHWUE) which provides funding for on-farm infrastructure to increase water efficiency. Key changes to the guidelines in round 12 are project timing requirements and the ability to offer water from different locations. Project timing is critical as the […]

Funding for Victorian solar pumped hydro

The Victorian Government and City of Greater Bendigo have committed $150,000 in funding towards a feasibility study into the viability of using solar powered pumped hydro to generate and store electricity in Bendigo’s empty mineshafts. The Victorian Government has committed $100,000 towards the study, with an additional $50,000 committed by the City of Greater Bendigo. […]

PIA signs mutual co-operation agreement

Pump Industry Australia (PIA) has signed a Mutual Cooperation Agreement with a peak national irrigation organisation. PIA and Irrigation Australia recognised that they have much in common in the areas of technical interest, training, standardisation, energy and environmental related issues applicable to irrigation pump products, and that commonality will lead to mutual benefits for the […]

Corrosive liquid pump

A new cast 316 stainless steel self-priming centrifugal pump has been introduced to handle corrosive liquids in mining and processing applications. The new range of electric drive pumps are close coupled and feature high efficiencies for both high and low head applications. Introduced by Australian Pump Industries, the pumps are designed to answer a serious […]

Tough enough to withstand corrosive wastewater

Pumps in wastewater environments are subject to a number of elements, including abrasive and corrosive fluids, solids of varying sizes and periods of being unattended. A self-priming pump from Gorman-Rupp has been designed to withstand these conditions, providing users with a durable and versatile solution. The T3A65S-B, a self-priming, solids-handling trash pump from Gorman-Rupp, is […]

Mining and METS collaboration important for Australia’s future

According to the Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia, Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Australia’s minerals industry and its mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector need better collaboration for the nation’s future prosperity. In an interview ahead of her talk at the Austmine 2017 conference, Dr Guthrie said mining and METS companies were drivers of […]


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