||Technology in Australia 1788-1988
Table of Contents
II Early European Settlements
III Assessment Of Available Water Resources
IV Water Supplies For Goldmining Development
V Irrigation Development
VI Farm And Stock Water Supplies
VII Urban Water Supplies
VIII Wastewater Management And Treatment
IX Water Quality Management
X Limnological And Water Quality Research
XI New Techniques In Water Resource Planning And Management
XIV List Of Abbreviations
XVI Plantations-high Productivity Resources
The history of technology in the water industry in Australia has been characterised by adaptation and improvement of imported processes rather than local development from scratch. This has been brought about in large measure by our relatively small research base and our late start as a developed nation compared to the main centres of technological progress. We have, however, been able to select the most appropriate techniques from overseas in many cases, as a starting point for refinement to suit local conditions.
Much Australian adaptation has been innovative and productive, and has been exported to other countries. There is scope for this action to be expanded. Fields in which new technology should be developed in Australia in the future include the following:
These fields offer an interesting challenge to Australia's water engineers and managers of the future.
Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Hume, Lake Vic./N.S.W.
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