Interview with Professor Anas Ghadouani, Western Region Executive Director, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities about water supply in the Goldfields.

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ABC Goldfields WA, Kalgoorlie, Breakfast, John Wibberley 05 Feb 2016 7:15 AM

Duration: 11 mins 8 secs • WA • Australia • UWA - Radio & TV • ID: W00064791641

Interview with Professor Anas Ghadouani, Western Region Executive Director, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities about water

supply in the Goldfields. Wibberley says there was a time when water in the Goldfields was considered more precious than

gold. Ghadouani says the Mighty Pipeline is such a historical landmark and amazing engineering achievement. He suggests

looking at local solutions that are beyond just water security. He says the future will need to be looked at different in terms of

planning for water. He says we need to provide water for the household. He says the need for water goes in to ecosystem

service provision, public open space. He says every town in regional WA has its own aspirations in terms of sustainability and

vibrancy. Wibberley suggests they could assemble key stakeholders, WA Government, local Government around the table to

discuss this matter. Ghadouani says with vision development with regional towns in WA, they get the school, people who look

after the Oval and natural environment and ask them to come up with ideas. Wibberley says he likes the suggestion that we

take a pipeline from the Ord River and bring it through inland WA to Kalgoorlie-Boulder an then Kalgoorlie-Boulder pumps that

water to Perth. Ghadouani says putting in place infrastructure is expensive. Wibberley says a desal out of Esperance to

Kalgoorlie is not an option. Ghadouani says in Kalgoorlie, the Water Corporation installed smart meters.

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  • TitleInterview with Professor Anas Ghadouani, Western Region Executive Director, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities about water supply in the Goldfields. Wibberley says there was a time when water in the Goldfields was considered more precious than gold.
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    CountryAustralia
    Date5/02/16
    DescriptionABC Goldfields WA, Kalgoorlie, Breakfast, John Wibberley 05 Feb 2016 7:15 AM Duration: 11 mins 8 secs • WA • Australia • UWA - Radio & TV • ID: W00064791641 Interview with Professor Anas Ghadouani, Western Region Executive Director, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities about water supply in the Goldfields. Wibberley says there was a time when water in the Goldfields was considered more precious than gold. Ghadouani says the Mighty Pipeline is such a historical landmark and amazing engineering achievement. He suggests looking at local solutions that are beyond just water security. He says the future will need to be looked at different in terms of planning for water. He says we need to provide water for the household. He says the need for water goes in to ecosystem service provision, public open space. He says every town in regional WA has its own aspirations in terms of sustainability and vibrancy. Wibberley suggests they could assemble key stakeholders, WA Government, local Government around the table to discuss this matter. Ghadouani says with vision development with regional towns in WA, they get the school, people who look after the Oval and natural environment and ask them to come up with ideas. Wibberley says he likes the suggestion that we take a pipeline from the Ord River and bring it through inland WA to Kalgoorlie-Boulder an then Kalgoorlie-Boulder pumps that water to Perth. Ghadouani says putting in place infrastructure is expensive. Wibberley says a desal out of Esperance to Kalgoorlie is not an option. Ghadouani says in Kalgoorlie, the Water Corporation installed smart meters.
    Producer/AuthorJohn Wibberley
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani