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Household Rainwater Tanks Could Soon Weaken Urban Floods

Upgrading to SmartStormwater Drains could be the future of urban rainwater tanks. Leading researcher Professor Holger R. Maier from School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering along with Water Technology and Optimatics in Adelaide have been working together to find solutions to prevent urban floods. Local governments are looking for innovative solutions to dealing with the increased […]

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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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Increases in extreme rainfall linked to global warming

A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise. In the most comprehensive review of changes to extreme rainfall ever undertaken, researchers evaluated the association between extreme rainfall and atmospheric temperatures at […]

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South Australian River Murray floods 2010-2011 breathe life back into river ecosystem! Guest Blogger Dr Anne Jensen

Guest Blogger Dr Anne Jensen gives a summary of her visit to the River Murray Floods. Guest Post by Dr Anne Jensen, Dr Anne Jensen is an environmental consultant with extensive experience in natural resources management particularly relating to water issues and the environment. She is a Consulting Scientist to the Water Research Centre of […]

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