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Professor Barbara Minsker ‘Sustainable and Resilient Urban Stormwater Management’ presentation now available.

Professor Barbara Minsker from the University of Illinois visited the University and gave a seminar entitled: ‘Sustainable and Resilient Urban Stormwater Management: Novel “Big Data” Approaches to Improving Human and Ecosystem Wellbeing‘. View the presentation below. Abstract: Over half of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, a number predicted to grow to 60 […]

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Water Wednesday: Innovative water efficiency – next generation irrigation.

The Water Research Centre in conjunction with SA Branch of the Australian Water Association would like to invite you to the next Water Wednesday on Innovative water efficiency – next generation irrigation. A cap on irrigation diversions in South Australia was introduced in 1978 and improved irrigation practices were launched in the South Australian Riverland […]

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The One Use of Drones Everyone Can Agree on, Except for Poachers.

The 360-square-mile swath of wetlands and forests in the Himalayan foothills is difficult and costly to reach on foot, let alone patrol for poachers. But this is the responsibility of forest rangers in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Find out how University of Adelaide Lian Pin Koh’s drones are helping protect some of the world’s last […]

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Director of the Environment Institute, Professor Bob Hill to kick off the Sprigg Geobiology Centre Seminar Series

Director of the Environment Institute, Professor Bob Hill will give a seminar entitled ‘The Decline of the Great Southern Rainforests: Cenozoic climate change and vegetation responses‘ Professor Hill’s botanical research research has made significant contributions to the areas of palaeobotany, plant systematics, plant ecophysiology and applying research from these areas to interpreting changed that have […]

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Sustainable and resilient urban stormwater management seminar

The Water Research Centre invites you to the seminar of Professor Barbara Minsker from the University of Illinois. Barbara Minsker is Professor and Arthur and Virginia Nauman Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research uses information technology to improve understanding and management of complex […]

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Water treatment technologies seminar

Join the Water Research Centre and learn about some of the new and exciting technologies in Water Treatment being researched at the University. Hear about the research of Assoc Prof Christian Doonan from the Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials and Assoc Prof David Lewis from Chemical Engineering. When: Wednesday 12th March from 12.30 – 1.30pm Where: […]

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Animal Armageddon scientist descends on Adelaide. Welcome to Peter Ward.

You may come to the conclusion that the research of Peter Ward is somewhat fatalistic. He did after all, coin the term Medea Hypothesis, which proposes that multicellular life as we know it is suicidal. However, the very poison of complex life may also be able to save it. Showcased in his TED talk, Peter […]

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Quenching the curiosity of everyday Australians.

Environment Institute members Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook were part of a hand-picked group of 27 academic experts and science writers from across Australia who contributed to a very interesting publication released late last year by the Chief Scientist of Australia. The book, available for download as a pdf or to e-readers is entitled “The […]

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