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First book on speleothem science published

First book on speleothem science published

17 April 2012

Speleothem Science: from Process to Past Environment by Ian J. Fairchild and Andy Baker (CWI) was published by Wiley-Blackwell in April 2012.

Murray-Darling Plan falls short: scientists

Murray-Darling Plan falls short: scientists

13 April 2012

The volume of water needed to secure the long-term sustainability of the Murray-Darling river system cannot be identified clearly due to a lack of transparency in the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Pla

First count of nation's waterbirds released

First count of nation's waterbirds released

22 March 2012

UNSW researchers have identified Australia's most important wetlands for waterbirds, following one of the most extensive aerial surveys of its kind in the world.

World breakthrough on salt-tolerant wheat

World breakthrough on salt-tolerant wheat

12 March 2012

A team of Australian scientists involving the University of Adelaide has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils.

No silver bullet for avoiding floods says water expert

No silver bullet for avoiding floods says water expert

6 March 2012

Clearing waterways of vegetation will have a negative effect on the environment without solving flooding problems, warns water expert Professor Andrew Western, from the School of Engineering, Universi

Aussies 'want to re-use stormwater'

Aussies 'want to re-use stormwater'

5 March 2012

Australians may strongly support the recycling of stormwater, according to evidence from three local water surveys.

Lessons from Las Vegas for Australia

Lessons from Las Vegas for Australia

13 February 2012

In the heart of the Mojave Desert vast torrents of water flow freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines and casino waterfalls: the prodigality that characterises Las Vegas is sucking

Dr Wendy Timms joins the UNSW School of Mining

Dr Wendy Timms joins the UNSW School of Mining

7 February 2012

CWI core team member Dr Wendy Timms has been appointed a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW School of Mining Engineering. She will teach topics such as geology and water in mining, and will continue to lead

World water experts to meet in Sydney

World water experts to meet in Sydney

20 January 2012

Four of the world's leading authorities on global and regional water issues will gather in Sydney next week (23-27 January) to advise on Australia's groundwater research and training needs.

Call for action on global groundwater crisis

Call for action on global groundwater crisis

19 January 2012

International water scientists have issued a call for action over the growing threat to the world's groundwater supplies from over-extraction and pollution.

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