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First count of nation's waterbirds released

First count of nation's waterbirds released

22 March 2012

UNSW researchers have identified Australia's most important wetlands for waterbirds, following one of the most extensive aerial surveys of its kind in the world.

World breakthrough on salt-tolerant wheat

World breakthrough on salt-tolerant wheat

12 March 2012

A team of Australian scientists involving the University of Adelaide has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils.

No silver bullet for avoiding floods says water expert

No silver bullet for avoiding floods says water expert

6 March 2012

Clearing waterways of vegetation will have a negative effect on the environment without solving flooding problems, warns water expert Professor Andrew Western, from the School of Engineering, Universi

Aussies 'want to re-use stormwater'

Aussies 'want to re-use stormwater'

5 March 2012

Australians may strongly support the recycling of stormwater, according to evidence from three local water surveys.

Lessons from Las Vegas for Australia

Lessons from Las Vegas for Australia

13 February 2012

In the heart of the Mojave Desert vast torrents of water flow freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines and casino waterfalls: the prodigality that characterises Las Vegas is sucking

Dr Wendy Timms joins the UNSW School of Mining

Dr Wendy Timms joins the UNSW School of Mining

7 February 2012

CWI core team member Dr Wendy Timms has been appointed a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW School of Mining Engineering. She will teach topics such as geology and water in mining, and will continue to lead

World water experts to meet in Sydney

World water experts to meet in Sydney

20 January 2012

Four of the world's leading authorities on global and regional water issues will gather in Sydney next week (23-27 January) to advise on Australia's groundwater research and training needs.

Call for action on global groundwater crisis

Call for action on global groundwater crisis

19 January 2012

International water scientists have issued a call for action over the growing threat to the world's groundwater supplies from over-extraction and pollution.

PhD research scholarship opportunities at CWI

PhD research scholarship opportunities at CWI

13 January 2012

PhD research scholarship opportunities are now available in the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, University of New South Wales(UNSW). We are looking for dedicated, well-motivated and enthu

Research Scientist - Laser Ablation ICPMS

Research Scientist - Laser Ablation ICPMS

13 January 2012

A full time fixed term 2 year position is available for an experienced Research Scientist with a background in instrumental geochemical analysis with an emphasis on Laser Ablation ICPMS.

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