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The role of phytoplankton as pre-cursors for disinfection by-product formation

Water quality remains one of the greatest concerns with regards to human health. Treating water with disinfectants is critical to eliminate pathogenic micro-organisms. However, disinfecting water sources leads to disinfection by-products, which have been related to birth-defects and cancers. New research by the Environment Institute’s Professor Justin Brookes has identified the role of phytopkankton in the build-up […]

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World Water Day 2016: Maintaining our most precious resource

Tuesday March 22 is the United Nations World Water Day. Most people in the developed world take the ability to turn on the tap and access clean, safe drinking water for granted. However, a staggering 1 billion people still do not have access to potable water or improved sanitation. Even the word “access” is misleading, as […]

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From Birdsong Metrics to Ancient Arctic DNA: Selected Publications from the 1st Quarter, 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, researchers at The Environment Institute have published on a vast array of topics, from Ancient DNA in the Arctic, to birdsongs to recommendations for improvements to guidelines such as the Ecological Footprint in order to better inform policy makers. A selection of these publications is listed below. 1. Fifty […]

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Resilience to Blooms – Published in Science

Justin Brookes, Director of the Water Research Centre at The University of Adelaide, and Caylean Carey have had an article published in Science today. The article is titled ‘Resilience to Blooms’ Science 7 October 2011: Vol. 334 no. 6052 pp. 46-47 DOI: 10.1126/science.1207349 ABSTRACT Cyanobacterial blooms (see the figure) present health risks worldwide for humans […]

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Water Wednesday – ‘Making consultation more effective’

Making consultation more effective will be the subject of a free public forum at the University of Adelaide this Wednesday, 13 April. Hosted by the Water Research Centre, the ‘Water Wednesday’ forum will focus on improving community and industry engagement in natural resources management. Water Research Centre Director Associate Professor Justin Brookes says there are […]

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CLLAMMecology – Food webs in the Coorong

A/Professor Justin Brookes, Director of the Water Research Centre at the University of Adelaide presented a final report from a team who worked on Sustaining Food Webs within the Coorong at the final technical briefing of CLLAMMecology on 21 July 2009 . You can also watch a Slidecast video presentation Written by The Environment Institute, […]

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