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Bushfire signals identified in cave formations for first time

Bushfire signals identified in cave formations for first time

24 July 2016

UNSW-led scientists studying a cave in Western Australia have shown that stalagmites formed by mineral-rich water drips from the ceiling could help reveal past wildfires that burned above the cave.

New research measures effects of human activities on groundwater systems

New research measures effects of human activities on groundwater systems

21 April 2016

Researchers at the UNSW Connected Waters Initiative (CWI) have developed new methods for measuring how the properties of groundwater systems can be affected by activities such as extraction and mining.

Andy Baker distinguished lecturer at University of Texas

Andy Baker distinguished lecturer at University of Texas

8 April 2016

Professor Andy Baker has returned this week from his visit to the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Australia’s coal mines are pouring methane gas into the atmosphere

Australia’s coal mines are pouring methane gas into the atmosphere

10 March 2016

To better understand why methane is increasing in the atmosphere, over the past three years we have been undertaking extensive measurements of greenhouse gases in the ground-level atmosphere throughout New South Wales and Queensland.

Emeritus Professor Ian Acworth opens the Water Bar in old Paddington Reservoir

Emeritus Professor Ian Acworth opens the Water Bar in old Paddington Reservoir

25 February 2016

A water bar constructed by Sydney-based artist Janet Laurence has been opened in the old Paddington Reservoir in Sydney.

Study into CSG effect on groundwater finds low risk of short-term impacts

Study into CSG effect on groundwater finds low risk of short-term impacts

6 January 2016

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.

PhD Opportunities in: environmental nanotechnology; groundwater dissolved organic matter; surface water - groundwater interactions

PhD Opportunities in: environmental nanotechnology; groundwater dissolved organic matter; surface water - groundwater interactions

5 January 2016

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.

New technique assesses threat to groundwater from coal seam gas extraction

New technique assesses threat to groundwater from coal seam gas extraction

5 January 2016

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.

Latest study a first step toward major groundwater carbon research project goal

Latest study a first step toward major groundwater carbon research project goal

24 December 2015

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.

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015

18 December 2015

CWI was well represented at the world's largest earth and space science conference in held San Francisco in December 2015.

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