UNSW Water Research Centre

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Insidious PFAS contaminants are travelling long distances via our waterways but their unique ‘signature’ can give researchers clues about where they come from so they can be cleaned up.

UNSW researchers are working with industry to help deal with pollution in water supplies stemming from places such as firefighting training facilities, airports and industrial sites.

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A global analysis of rainfall and rivers by UNSW engineers has discovered a growing pattern of intense flooding in urban areas coupled with drier soils in rural and farming areas.

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Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will have unforeseen impacts on the quality of our drinking water, UNSW researchers warn.