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Future Fellowship annoucement

Congratulations to Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Alec Zuo, who was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship for his project ‘Quantifying the economic and social impacts of drought in rural Australia’ in the recently announced round. Project Title: Quantifying the economic and social impacts of drought in rural Australia Funding awarded: $1,035,279 Project: Climate-change research […]

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Understanding global trade networks could help us spread the load of environmental contamination

Rice travels a long way to get to your dinner plate. It may have been harvested from a paddy field in Vietnam, processed and packaged in a factory in Bangladesh, and transported via freight ship to eventually land in your local supermarket. But even before it was harvested, the water used to irrigate your rice […]

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New study shows the true value of South Australian parks

South Australia’s parks are quickly becoming the jewel in the crown of the state’s tourism offering with a new report highlighting the economic worth on top of the conservation value. The report shows South Australia’s national parks and reserves contribute more than $374 million to the state economy every year, supporting thousands of jobs across […]

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Launch of Professor Sarah Wheelers’ book – Water Markets: A Global Assessment

National Water Week aims to inspire individuals, communities and organisations to build awareness around the value of water and this years’ event was a University of Adelaide success. The Environment Institute hosted a special water event with the official book launch of Professor Sarah Wheeler’s book: Water Markets: A Global Assessment. Keynote speaker, Honourable Malcolm […]

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Research suggests reliance on modern irrigation technologies is a ‘zombie’ theory

A team of scientists, including experts from the University of Adelaide, suggest that reliance on modern irrigation technologies as a water-use efficiency strategy is a ‘zombie idea’ – one that persists no matter how much evidence is thrown against it. In a paper in Environmental Research Letters, the international research team reviewed more than 200 supporting […]

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Optimising the flow

With climate change threatening to double the number of people experiencing water stress globally by 20501, competition for water allocations will become extreme. To maintain equity—and the social and economic stability that comes with it— best practice water markets will be critical; and University of Adelaide research is contributing significantly to improving their governance. The […]

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In pursuit of net zero

Like the rest of the world, Australia has committed to decarbonising. And beyond the nation’s official Paris Agreement obligations, there’s widespread community agitation to reduce CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050. But achieving this in a country predicting 40 per cent population growth over that period, and renowned as one of the world’s worst […]

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Understanding food waste with household bins

Researchers are diving deep into green, red and yellow household bins in the City of Burnside to understand food waste behaviour through micro-auditing the contents and tracking seasonal variations. The researchers will also collect information from Adelaide householders both through face-to-face interviews and 2000 online surveys. The goal is to gain a handle on the […]

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