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Time to "mine" water

Time to "mine" water

20 August 2008

Climate change has robbed Western Australia of a sustainable underground water supply and WA must start regarding its underground water as a minable commodity.

National Geoscience Expert Panel needed as 'early warning system' for environmental disasters

National Geoscience Expert Panel needed as 'early warning system' for environmental disasters

18 August 2008

The federal and state governments have been urged to establish an independent advisory panel of expert geoscientists to provide a high-level 'early warning system' for environmental crises.

Last free-flowing river in Murray-Darling Basin threatened by floodplain development

Last free-flowing river in Murray-Darling Basin threatened by floodplain development

15 August 2008

The Queensland Government's management of floodplains on the environmentally important Paroo River has been called into question by a new study by UNSW researchers.

Making the desert's lifeblood safer

Making the desert's lifeblood safer

15 August 2008

New research by the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre has found that remote Aboriginal communities are much better at managing their water supply to keep it safe and clean if they are given

Queensland water buyback for Murray-Darling rivers to open next month

Queensland water buyback for Murray-Darling rivers to open next month

5 August 2008

The Rudd Government today announced a new tender to purchase water in the Queensland section of the Murray-Darling Basin to return to our rivers.

Bringing the beach into the laboratory

Bringing the beach into the laboratory

1 August 2008

A million litres of water, 500 tonnes of gravel and a wave machine the size of a two-storey building are being used by scientists to simulate a full-scale 'beach' within the laboratory.

Awards for groundwater researchers

Awards for groundwater researchers

19 July 2008

Groundwater researchers have recently been recognised by a sponsorship award and commendations from the International Association of Hydrogeologists NSW Branch.

Floodplain policy a good start, but...

Floodplain policy a good start, but...

3 July 2008

The NSW Government's new draft floodplain harvesting policy is a welcome start, but implementation will present considerable challenges says a leading UNSW environmental scientist.

UNSW conduct cotton industry groundwater workshops

UNSW conduct cotton industry groundwater workshops

14 June 2008

The UNSW Water Research Laboratory and School of Civil & Environmental Engineering conducted the recent series of groundwater workshops held by Cotton Catchment Communities CRC in NSW and Queensland.

Understanding autumn rain decline in SE Australia

Understanding autumn rain decline in SE Australia

13 June 2008

Sea-surface temperature fluctuations and changes in atmospheric circulation patterns have been identified as key factors leading to declining rainfalls in south-eastern Australia since 1950.

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