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Researchers win R&D award with Goyder Institute

The Goyder Institute Partners were recently awarded the Australian Water Association’s SA Branch R&D Award for the Institute’s second term research program. This is a wonderful recognition of the quality and impact of the Institute’s research, with the award acknowledging its significant contribution to a sustainable and prosperous water future for South Australia and Australia. […]

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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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‘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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Seminar: Charged Polymer Membranes for Water Purification

Professor Benny Freeman from the University of Texas will present a seminar. Professor Freeman is a Fulbright Fellow and while the abstract sounds tech-heavy, it will be catered towards a general audience. Title: Ion Sorption, Diffusion and Transport in Charged Polymer Membranes When: 4:00pm, Monday, April 24, 2017 Where: Rennie Lecture Theatre Cost: Free Abstract Charged […]

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4 Reasons why your PhD will benefit from OzEWEX

In December 2016, the Intelligent Water Decisions Group had three PhD students participate in the prestigious OzEWEX Summer Institute. They discovered that the Summer Institute was really beneficial. Read on to find out why.   What is the OzEWEX Summer institute? The acronym OzEWEX stands for the Australian Energy and Water Exchanges initiative. It is […]

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New Ground-breaking Software for Water Systems Developed

A new sophisticated software has been developed by the Intelligent Water Decisions Group to help manage our most precious resource: water. Researchers from the Intelligent Water Decisions Group have developed the Pumping Operation for Alternative Water Sources (POAWS) software, which is designed to assist organisations in the complex management of water. The software was developed […]

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Why are scenarios one of the best tools for planning?

Thinking about the future in decision making and planning processes is critical. In this article we look at one of the best tools to do this: Scenario planning. Thinking about the future reveals many questions When we think about how our own lives will change in the future, it is full of uncertainties. Missed or […]

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Intelligent Water Decisions research group making waves

Water is our most precious resource and one that needs careful and thoughtful management. Intelligent Water Decisions is a group to do just that – to transform the practice of water management through world-leading research. The group is coordinated by several researchers at the University of Adelaide, and is led by Associate Professor Seth Westra. To date, they have […]

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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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