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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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Professor Sarah Wheeler elected as fellow in the Academy of the Social Sciences

Environment Institute member joins 38 leading economists, lawyers, psychologists, philosophers and other social scientists at the Academy. The Academy of the Social Sciences was established in 1971 to recognise and champion excellence in the social sciences and to provide evidence-based advice on a range of social policy issues. In November, the Academy announced the election of three, […]

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‘Good intentions’ Murray-Darling Basin water program drains even more water from the system

A new report has found irrigators using a program designed to cut down on water use, have ended up taking more out of the Murray Darling river system. Australia is more than halfway through implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan and as at the start of 2019, has spent over $6 billion in buybacks […]

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Water recovery is not driving rural decline

New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed. Led by Professor Sarah Wheeler, Professor of Water Economics of the University’s Centre for Global Food and Resources and the […]

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ARC Grants Announced with EI Members

We’re delighted to announce our Environment Institute members will receive funding with ARC grants. In this round we have eight members (and their associates) included on round 1 for 2020. See all of the announcements for ARC funding here. ARC Discovery Projects 2020 DP200102328 Dr Emma Sherratt with Flinders University – Snake fangs: insights into […]

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