groundwater

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Global trends in cave waters identify how stalagmites reveal past rainfall and drought patterns.

Dr Gabriel Rau downloads groundwater data from a bore

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.

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Over half of the world’s groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change, new research has revealed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Australian reserves of groundwater help earn the nation A$34 billion a year from mining, food production and manufacturing, writes Andy Baker.

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A UNSW-led team has devised a technique for detecting if methane from coal seam gas extraction sites is leaking into nearby groundwater, and has tested it for the first time in Queensland.

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UNSW researchers have used a new water-tracing technology in the Sydney Basin for the first time to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface.

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