School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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We can all channel our inner amateur researcher and make a valuable contribution to science.

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There’s a whole lot of thought that goes into subterranean and underwater tunnel construction, say UNSW expert.

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Australia needs more investment in hydrological modelling and new infrastructure to reduce the impact of major flood events, UNSW expert says.

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A new study from the UNSW Water Research Lab has shown that extreme weather events could help buffer beaches from the impact of sea-level rise – by bringing in new sand from deeper waters or from nearby beaches.

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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.

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Incremental change is not enough if we want to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C, says the IPCC’s Working Group III, which includes UNSW sustainability expert Tommy Wiedmann.

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Subsidising electric cars and rolling out more chargers could help Australia achieve half of our new car sales to be electric by 2030.

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UNSW and Nexport are creating a purpose-built lab for students and researchers to develop zero-emissions technologies for electric buses.  

Indian Academy of Highway Engineers

UNSW and the Indian Academy of Highway Engineers have endorsed the establishment of the Centre for Advanced Transportation Technology and Systems.

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Analysis shows most tourist accommodation — be it Airbnb or traditional hotel accommodation — comes with sizeable greenhouse emissions.

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