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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.

Strong CWI presence at the Australian Groundwater Conference 2015

Strong CWI presence at the Australian Groundwater Conference 2015

9 November 2015

The UNSW Connected Waters Initiative (CWI) team had a very strong presence at the 2015 Australian Groundwater Conference in Canberra.

CWI Annual Research Retreat, Canberra

CWI Annual Research Retreat, Canberra

6 November 2015

The CWI annual research retreat was held on Monday 2nd November 2015.

New research identifies a gap in sediments and questions simple groundwater models on the Liverpool Plains, NSW, Australia

New research identifies a gap in sediments and questions simple groundwater models on the Liverpool Plains, NSW, Australia

29 October 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.

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