18 September 2006
Fixing the nation’s water supply system is achievable and would boost our economy by $9 billion, according to a new report released by the Business Council of Australia.
The BCA report has found that instead of taking hard decisions to fix the problem, governments are supporting a flawed water system that is effectively turning sufficient supplies of water at the source into scarcity for householders and business.
The paper – Water Under Pressure: Australia’s man-made water scarcity and how to fix it – says problems and shortages with the country’s water supply system are largely man-made and are now acting as a major brake on economic growth.
View the news release, the paper and a summary leaflet here.