Water: our problem

Australia, 1962

Film
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Episode of Series “Australia today”.
Illustrates our dependence on water and our inability to exist without it. Tells why Australia has water shortages and what is being done to irrigate the great inland tracts from mountainous regions of heavy snowfall and abundant rains. Australia has the largest artesian basin in the world, from which thousands of square miles have been made productive. Scientific progress has been made in the fields of rainmaking by chemical cloud dusting, and desalination of sea water.

Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

co-producer

Maslyn Williams

Lee Robinson

John Martin-Jones

director
Duration

00:27:27:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1962

Appears in

Group of items

Australia today

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011700

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Irrigation - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Artesan Basin

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Great Artesan Basin

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Irrigation - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rain-making

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Saline water conversion

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water resources development

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water use

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-storage

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-supply - Australia

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Inland water transportation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water consumption

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water resources development

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-storage

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-supply - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Water consumption

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Rain-making

Places → Great Artesan Basin

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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