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River declines now causing havoc in birdlife

River declines now causing havoc in birdlife

4 May 2010

The slow death of one of Australia's iconic wetlands is causing dramatic upheavals in its bird populations, a new study has found.

New Basin plan "must get it right", say scientists

New Basin plan "must get it right", say scientists

11 March 2010

The forthcoming Murray-Darling Basin Plan is a once-in-a-life time opportunity to restore the ailing river system, more than 30 of Australia's leading freshwater scientists say.

Rare earths absorbed by clay in time

Rare earths absorbed by clay in time

7 January 2010

Rare earths are substances with properties useful for the development of green technologies, but may not be a good thing if let loose in the environment.

Groundwater researchers at conference in the west

Groundwater researchers at conference in the west

21 December 2009

Dr Martin Andersen and Dr Wendy Timms of UNSW Connected Waters Initiative and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) recently presented their research at a Perth conference.

More fresh water, no weir: Coorong science review

More fresh water, no weir: Coorong science review

24 November 2009

About one-third of the Murray River's natural flow at its lower end is needed to sustain the collapsing ecosystems in the wetlands of the Lower Lakes and Coorong, a new scientific review has found.

Groundwater experts meet to tackle future management challenges

Groundwater experts meet to tackle future management challenges

24 November 2009

The National Water Commission's inaugural national Groundwater Forum brought together 120 of Australia's leading groundwater experts to discuss the challenges in managing the nation's groundwater and

Researchers discover 850 new species in underground water

Researchers discover 850 new species in underground water

2 October 2009

Australian researchers have discovered a huge number of new species of invertebrate animals living in underground water, caves and "micro-caverns" amid the harsh conditions of the Australian outback.

Groundwater researchers in India

Groundwater researchers in India

16 September 2009

UNSW groundwater researchers participated in the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) 37th Congress, held in Hyderabad, India, from 6-12th September 2009.

Water scarcity started 15 years ago: CSIRO

Water scarcity started 15 years ago: CSIRO

26 August 2009

New analysis shows that the water scarcity being experienced in southeast Australia started up to 15 years ago.

Nanotubes help to solve desalination problem

Nanotubes help to solve desalination problem

24 August 2009

A team of ANU researchers have discovered a way to remove salt from seawater using nanotubes made from boron and nitrogen atoms that will make the process up to five times faster.

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