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Caves as observatories of the past

Caves as observatories of the past

UNSW Science researchers are studying Wellington Caves to uncover a record of past climate and environmental conditions, writes Professor Andy Baker.

Laser isotope mass spectrometry technology for groundwater research in Australia

Laser isotope mass spectrometry technology for groundwater research in Australia

Laser isotope mass spectrometry is the next-generation technology for measuring environmental isotopes, and the Groundwater Education Investment Fund (GEIF) has invested in a suite of instruments to enable state-of-art research capabilities for groundwater research in Australia.

Centrifuge permeameter facility

Centrifuge permeameter facility

A state-of-the-science, world class centrifuge permeameter facility has been approved as part of the NCGRT Program 1B.

What's the hurry with CSG fracking?

What's the hurry with CSG fracking?

Just what is the deal with coal seam gas? Is it safe and is it all it's cracked up to be?

Monitoring infiltration in karstified limestone

Monitoring infiltration in karstified limestone

Despite the fact that karst regions are recognised as significant groundwater resources, the nature of groundwater flow paths in the unsaturated zone of such fractured rock is at present poorly understood.

Environmental 'time machine' - the integrity of aquitards overlying coal seams

Environmental 'time machine' - the integrity of aquitards overlying coal seams

A new geotechnical centrifuge at the University of New South Wales Water is an environmental 'time machine' for coal seam gas (CSG) and mining projects.

Opinion: Future demands we keep our unseen water bank solvent

Opinion: Future demands we keep our unseen water bank solvent

Climate change and population growth pose challenges to a precious resource, writes Craig Simmons.

A short history of the Australian Groundwater School: 1962 to 2008

A short history of the Australian Groundwater School: 1962 to 2008

Established in 1962, the Australian Water Resources Council (AWRC) was established by the Commonwealth and State Governments as a non-statutory body.

Opinion: Coal seam gas - filling the knowledge gap

Opinion: Coal seam gas - filling the knowledge gap

There are many good reasons why the general public, and in particular farmers, are concerned about coal seam gas (CSG) extraction. There are major gaps in our knowledge about the future impacts of CSG production in Australia.

Global water availability to 2050

Global water availability to 2050

By 2050 water forecasters are expecting global water shortages or a 'gap' between the supply and demand for water, driven, in a macro sense, by the increase in population.

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