Eastern Australia's wetlands have dried up in the drought and waterbird numbers have dropped to well below long-term averages, an aerial survey led by UNSW researchers has revealed.
A team including UNSW ecologist Richard Kingsford has been nominated for the International River Prize, one of the world's most prestigious water conservation awards.
UNSW researchers have identified Australia’s most important wetlands for waterbirds, following one of the most extensive aerial surveys of its kind in the world.
Widespread flooding across the Lake Eyre and Murray-Darling Basins has produced an explosion of waterbird breeding, one of Australia’s longest-running wildlife surveys has found.
Toxic industrial pollutants contaminate bird eggs in Australia's major eastern cities at levels seven to nine times higher than those in inland areas, a new study has found.
More than 50 of Australia's top water scientists, including Professor Richard Kingsford, have issued a statement calling on the government to continue with major reforms for the Murray Darling Basin.
The proposal to scale back water use in the Murray-Darling Basin by more than a third puts the nation at the forefront of international water conservation efforts, says Professor Richard Kingsford.
The forthcoming Murray-Darling Basin Plan is a once-in-a-life time opportunity to restore the ailing river system, says an eminent group of Australian scientists headed by Professor Richard Kingsford.
The seemingly miraculous life-giving properties of water in Australia's parched heartlands are the subject of a documentary on ABC TV, featuring UNSW's Richard Kingsford.
An extra 600,000 megalitres of water needs to be returned to the Murray River to avert an environmental disaster in its lower reaches, a scientific review has found.