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ABC News has reported on the new CWI study into coal seam gas extraction and its effect on groundwater in Queensland has found a low risk of any short-term impacts for irrigators using the Condamine Alluvium on the Darling Downs.
The Connected Water Initiative Research Centre, UNSW Australia, is seeking high quality International and Domestic applicants to apply for PhD positions to start in July 2016. Fully funded and fees-only UNSW scholarships are now available.
A UNSW-led research team has devised a technique for detecting if methane from coal seam gas extraction sites is leaking into nearby groundwater, and has tested it for the first time in Queensland.
Research published this week by the UNSW Connected Waters Initiative (CWI) provides new information about the effect of groundwater extraction on sub-surface carbon reserves.
CWI was well represented at the world's largest earth and space science conference in held San Francisco in December 2015.
The UNSW Connected Waters Initiative (CWI) team had a very strong presence at the 2015 Australian Groundwater Conference in Canberra.
The CWI annual research retreat was held on Monday 2nd November 2015.
A new research paper published in the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences reports on a detailed subsurface study was conducted in the southern Liverpool Plains.
Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre students recently showcased their research findings at the 2nd Australian Cotton Research Conference in Toowoomba Queensland on 8-10 September 2015.
Professor Ian Acworth, founding director of the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, has received the Woolley Award from the NSW Branch of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.