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Is storm water flowing to the sea really wasted?

Engineers Australia awarded Adelaide’s storm water infrastructure a D. We harvest more storm water than any other state yet our infrastructure is lagging and there is an increasing push to harvest more and more storm water for reuse within urban Adelaide. Yet is storm water flowing to the sea really wasted? Freshwater flows into marine […]

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Corey Bradshaw – Accounting for uncertainty when estimating Pleistocene megafauna extinction times

The 8th ACEBB seminar for 2010 is available as a podcast. This week’s topic was “Accounting for uncertainty when estimating Pleistocene megafauna extinction times.” The seminar was presented by Corey Bradshaw, Director of Ecological Modelling with the Environment Institute.

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Biggest ARC Linkage Grant Awarded

CET/School of Chemical Engineering have recently been awarded $460,000 in ARC Linkage funding. Dr David Lewis and Associate Professor Peter Ashman from the CET/School of Chemical Engineering were awarded $460,000 in ARC Linkage funding for their project: “Energy from microalgae: industrial scale development and downstream processing of co-products”. This was the biggest grant won at […]

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ASI Grant Application through Expression of Interest Stage

CET’s expression of interest application for ASI funding has been successful. The Centre for Energy Technology (CET) has recently been informed that its Expression of Interest application submitted in collaboration with Heliotherm Ltd was successful and it has now been selected to submit a full proposal for Australian Solar Institute (ASI) funding in Round 2. […]

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Water Wednesday Podasts Now Available

Audio visual material from yesterday’s Water Wednesday presentations is now available here. Water Wednesday – Is there really spare water in the South East? A special forum presented by the Water Research Centre at the University of Adelaide on 23 June 2010. Many people in the wider community think that water is being wasted by […]

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Glimpse into the Future of Energy

Two new public seminar series starting in July will offer insight into how developments in clean, cost-effective energy technology will shape our future. Run by the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Energy Technology, the free public seminars will focus on different aspects of energy. “Thinking Critically About Sustainable Energy” – organised in conjunction with the […]

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“Four in 40″ Barry Brook Podcast Now Available

Barry Brook’s 10 minute presentation for the latest Four in 40 series is now available as a podcast. “Four in 40″ is a collaboration between The University of Adelaide and the DWLBC, where 4 speakers each speak for 10 minutes on their research and its implications for policy (and vice versa), followed by discussion. The […]

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Happy 1st Birthday to the Environment Institute

June 4th was the one year anniversary of the Environment Institute and what a year it has been. In the past 12 months some big names in science have been the guests of the Environment Institute including James Hansen, Tom Blees, William Laurance and Hugh Possingham. Later this year the Environment Institute will be welcoming […]

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Oz-Energy-Analysis.Org Website Launched

Professor Barry Brook along with other colleagues including Dr. Francis Clark, have launched a website ‘oz-energy-analysis.org’ as a way to examine the broad implications of increasing levels of renewable energy into the electricity grid. The aim of the website is to examine renewable energy sources, predominantly wind and solar, and examine how their variability interacts […]

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World Environment Day – June 5th

June 5th is World Environment Day and this year’s theme is “Many Species. One Planet. One Future”. World Environment Day is a day designed to raise awareness about the environment and to focus political attention and public action on environmental issues. June 5th is the day that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment […]

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