The economics of water supply in Melbourne

This article by Kenneth Davidson cites some disturbing numbers on the extent to which Melbourne Water’s budget has become dominated by paying off of the desalination plant sitting idle 100 km south-east of Melbourne.  The arguments that Davidson makes concerning Melbourne’s plentiful supply of water running off the metropolitan area are…

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Raingarden diary

Work and home life are blending as I attempt to practice what I preach in our newly renovated home.  The tank and raingarden system in our new house is teaching me a bunch of new lessons, which I thought are probably worth recording. So, I’ve begun a separate diary about it.

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A big step forward – escape from Optus

Happy days!  We are finally moving out of our rental house, meaning that we can at last part ways with Optus as an internet service provider.* So, with a new IP address, urbanstreams.net can finally drag itself out of a dark, unvisited corner of the internet, with a proper URL….

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