Industry-funded research says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are at greater risk due to spillway inadequacy.
Farmers need help to adapt as weather extremes worsen.
Engaging communities on water quality testing and stormwater management promotes cultural ownership and investment in sustainable water practices.
Ten UNSW academics, PhD candidates and alumni will travel to esteemed US research institutions and organisations under the flagship foreign exchange program.
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.
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.
Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will have unforeseen impacts on the quality of our drinking water, UNSW researchers warn.