Category Archives: Water & Power Provision

Energy Crisis in Australia

Energy Crisis in AustraliaThe news networks are reporting a looming petroleum gas price rise of 60 % in the coming financial year. Electricity prices may double in consequence too. The Treasurer is warning the industry to not sell overseas at … Continue reading

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Getting Off The Grid!

There was a time when most essential services were supplied by Government monopolies… Nowadays it seems these are mostly sold off to the private sector that has marked everything up to supply dividends to shareholders – not just cover the … Continue reading

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Street Infrastructure

I have always been annoyed that in some areas, one entity will dig a street up to put in or fix some service then shortly afterwards, another comes along and does it for another service – sometimes shortly after a … Continue reading

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Philippines Survival Infrastructure Lessons for Adelaide

The recent disaster in the Philippines highlights yet again that communications being wiped out inhibit coordination of timely aid! Images of Tacloban so utterly destroyed bely the fact that many managed to hang on to life – at least initially, … Continue reading

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Petrol in Blackouts

Australia & New Zealand have had more than their fair share of disasters of late that included extensive disruption to electricity supply. These days petrol bowsers are electrically powered so the question arises as to how people fill up during … Continue reading

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Deployable Power & Water

From time to time disasters destroy power and water infrastructure in various locations. Think Timor or even Haiti. What is more, new infrastructure in particular locations is sometimes superfluous when finally completed – consider desalination plants finished in time of … Continue reading

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