My cousin lives in Blackwater, they had a disease outbreak in their water source, last year I think it was. They could not even let their animals drink the tap water and everyone was buying bottled water for their dogs! Most people still will only drink bottled water because they don't trust the water supply. So water science still seems pretty relevant!
Yes, all kinds of things, water safety in terms of drinking water, sustainability like working mining companies on how mine without poisoning the ecosystem, water management in terms of drought for drinking and for farmers etc. I think it is just such a....city thing to not be concerned about water to be honest, it is so important - it is....life!
I absolutely don't put it past this government to cut funding for extremely important projects, and allocate funding to stupid things. Their track record speaks for itself.
Do you not worry about water? Of anything like that? Food security? Selling Australian farms to foreign countries, so they can have enough land to accommodate their growing population but not worrying about our food security future etc?
Don't worry VP, my friend is a scientist and she explained it to me
LOL, I am gobsmacked that anyone would think water science a luxury. Water is our number one most precious resource. VP do you know that water, not oil, is now predicted to be a more likely cause of global warfare than oil?? Alternative energy sources can be found and used. There is no alternative to water.
- meals on wheels funding being cut... FTB b being cut... No newstart for under 30's... When we still have BS government departments is a disgrace.
Last edited by VicPark; 25-05-2014 at 20:26.
Ok extreme example ... And I'm not anti research... (Just anti government bureaucracy) my point is (and this is not directed at you) ... I hear a lot if whinging going on regarding the budget (much if it justified) yet no-one is putting up any alternatives to obtain budget savings.
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