Connected Waters Initiative

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Even if the gas seeps at the Condamine River are natural, the resulting confusion and debate highlights the need for more information about how gas exploration affects our precious water resources, write Bryce Kelly and Charlotte Iverach.

Hunter coal mine

A lot more work needs to be done if we are to satisfactorily reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of coal mining, write Bryce Kelly and Charlotte Iverach.

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The NSW desert has been hit by record-breaking rainfall, with the biggest downpour in 45 years recorded at UNSW’s Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station.

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Our ancient ancestors’ ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species, a new study shows. 

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Researchers studying the hydrology of Wellington Caves in central NSW have made a discovery that challenges a key assumption used to reconstruct past climates from cave deposits.

A new centrifuge at UNSW's Water Research Laboratory can act as an environmental "time machine", looking forward hundreds of years to see effects of coal seam gas mining on groundwater.

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UNSW will take a major role in the new $60 million National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, announced this week by the Federal Government.