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Podcast: achieving global water goals

Turning on a tap and receiving clean, safe water in our homes is often taken for granted. But, for many people across the globe that simply isn’t reality. Reliable access to water and adequate sanitation are key to better outcomes in life, such as employment and education. How can we develop more simple, low cost […]

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New research shows climate change is warming the world’s lakes

Lakes around the world are warming due to climate change. This increase in lake temperatures is threatening ecosystems and fresh water resources across the globe. Associate Professor Justin Brookes from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was one of 64 scientists around the world who took part in research published in the journal Geographical Research […]

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Vodcast: The volatile future of Australia’s water

In the World Economic Forum’s recently released 2015 global risk assessment, the threat identified as having the greatest potential impact was “water crises”. As our population grows and climate changes, the effective management of water resources will become increasingly critical; not just for the survival of communities and industries, but entire regions. So how should […]

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Waterisk – A Research Tuesdays Forum

In the World Economic Forum’s recently released 2015 global risk assessment, the threat identified as having the greatest potential impact was “water crises”. As our population grows and climate changes, the effective management of water resources will become increasingly critical; not just for the survival of communities and industries, but entire regions, with so-called “water […]

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Safe, clean drinking water defines civilisation

Associate Professor Justin Brookes from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, recently wrote a piece for The Huffington Post as part of their “What’s Working: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” blog series. Access to clean, safe and secure water sources is essential in order for communities to be able to thrive. Unfortunately there are still many communities […]

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Podcast: Impact of climate change on harmful algal blooms

Radio Adelaide recently interviewed Dr Anna Rigosi, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Water Research Centre at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute about her study into the impacts of climate change on algal blooms. Dr Rigosi’s research focuses on the interaction between climate change and nutrients controlling bacterial blooms in fresh water. She believes […]

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Media release: $3.1 million for nine new industry-linked projects

The University of Adelaide today has been awarded $3.1 million for new research projects working with industry, community and government in areas including cycling safety, flood risk, improved smelting efficiencies and new heat-tolerant wheat varieties. Nine new research projects have been awarded funding under the Australian Research Council (ARC)’s Linkage Projects scheme. The Linkage Projects […]

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Media Release: Flood disaster risk is more complex than expected

Research from the University of Adelaide has shed further light on the complex issue of flood risk, with the latest findings showing the potential for flood risk to both increase and decrease in the same geographic area. A team from the University’s School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering has presented the findings of their study in […]

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Sydney storm: are extreme rains and flash floods increasing

Written by Michael Leonard; Feifei Zheng, and Seth Westra – Published in The Conversation The extreme rainfall that hit New South Wales over the past week caused flash-flooding and resulted in deaths and homes destroyed. While analysis shows that these events are not unprecedented, are they becoming more common? In research published recently in Nature Climate Change, […]

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Global challenge to ensure access to clean and safe water

A report of the Open Working Group of the United Nations General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals was submitted to the Assembly in August 2014, and contained 17 goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues. The UN Chronicle commissioned papers to take a closer look at those proposed sustainable development […]

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