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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.

Report Card shows urban water usage down

Report Card shows urban water usage down

19 August 2009

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Report Card 2008-2009 has shown that water consumption in residential Australia dropped by 12 per cent over the previous financial year.

CWI/WRL team at 18th IMAC World Congress MODSIM09 Cairns, 13-17 July 2009

CWI/WRL team at 18th IMAC World Congress MODSIM09 Cairns, 13-17 July 2009

23 July 2009

Dr Beatrice Giambastiani (UNSW Connected Waters Initiative) Mr Conrad Wasko (UNSW WRL Project Engineer) attended the recent IMAC World Congress MODSIM09 in Cairns.

Climate variability, not land-clearing, main trigger of salinity

Climate variability, not land-clearing, main trigger of salinity

26 June 2009

Natural climate variability over the past century has emerged as the main trigger of soil salinity problems in south-eastern Australia, according to the surprise outcome of a major new groundwater stu

NCGRT update - operations commencing June 2009

NCGRT update - operations commencing June 2009

17 June 2009

The new National Centre for Groundwater Research and training (NCGRT) is set to commence operations this month (June 2009).

Satellite shows sorry state of Murray-Darling

Satellite shows sorry state of Murray-Darling

22 May 2009

The drought affecting Australia is far worse than previously thought with satellite images revealing the Murray-Darling Basin has lost 200 cubic kilometres of water over the last six years.

Floodplain studies win rich reward

Floodplain studies win rich reward

21 May 2009

Research into the sustainable management of floodplains has netted UNSW doctoral student Ms Celine Steinfeld an important $60,000 award - the inaugural Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship.

Floods bring mass bird breeding frenzy

Floods bring mass bird breeding frenzy

19 May 2009

Flooding rains have brought large numbers of flocking birds to breed and feed in the rivers of Australia's Lake Eyre Basin.

Scientists find rivers' patterns

Scientists find rivers' patterns

19 May 2009

Research has discovered flow regimes in Australia's rivers follow twelve distinct patterns.

Water-efficient roos have less impact on environment

Water-efficient roos have less impact on environment

18 May 2009

A comparative study of the water and energy requirements of kangaroos and sheep has given new weight to calls for the increased use of roos for everything from eco-tourism to human and pet food consum

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