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Securing Supply: Governing Drinking Water in the Northern Territory

On Wednesday 15 May, 2019, Incubator Researchers Dr Liam Grealy and Kirsty Howey presented their current research into the supply and quality of drinking water in remote communities in the Northern Territory. Responding to water contamination incidents at Borroloola in April to June 2018, and elsewhere, the seminar outlined the available protections for drinking water supply in the NT.

This research suggests first that the supply of drinking water in remote towns and communities is limited by the variations in water regulatory regimes across the NT which allow differential forms of responsibility, attention, procedure and intervention. Second, water governance is limited by how authorities are able to know the subterranean objects of governance themselves – including the underground bores and pipes which connect aquifers to houses and people.


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