/ 09 November 2023

Getting water wise


We’re fast heading into an expected hot/dry summer after an unusually dry October, and authorities are encouraging Aussies to get water-savvy. With drought already affecting Western Oz, NSW and Queensland, households are being urged to implement water-saving measures before water catchment levels drop. While parts of NSW, including all of Greater Sydney, are currently drought-affected, a new report by Sydney Water found many city-slickers believe there’s an “endless” water supply after years of rain. Most dam levels across the state are high, but experts warn they’re seeing red flags. Speaking of valuable liquids, extreme weather has pushed global wine production to its lowest level in more than 60 years, with Oz among the countries seeing the most significant drop. Even the beer industry can’t catch a break

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