South-west Australia relies on groundwater for three-quarters of its water use. But a new study of the region’s caves has found a drying climate is having a dramatic impact on this precious resource.
When groundwater comes to the surface, sunlight and air convert organic molecules to greenhouse gases. That’s going to be a problem as we will need this water more as the world warms.
Waste rock wrongly classified as harmless and a leaking dam could have devastating impact on the local environment and community near the McArthur River Mine.
Climate change and urbanisation are set to threaten groundwater drinking water quality, new research from UNSW Sydney shows.
Global trends in cave waters identify how stalagmites reveal past rainfall and drought patterns.
UNSW Sydney water engineers have revealed that investigating and managing groundwater resources more sustainably can be achieved at lower cost by using existing Earth and atmospheric tidal data.
Over half of the world’s groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change, new research has revealed.
Scientists from UNSW and Germany are conducting research this week at Wellington Caves as part of an international project to better understand how changes in climate and land use will impact groundwater.
African groundwater helped kick-start the evolutionary history of humans, with the movement of our ancestors across East Africa shaped by the location of springs, new research suggests.
We know the tides affect the oceans, but they also affect groundwater. If we can understand how, then we can better protect this precious resource.