water

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UNSW engineers are advising how to mitigate the serious health risks associated with pathogens in aerator systems used in groundwater treatment plants.

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UNSW Sydney is installing a second rainwater capture and reuse pit under its Kensington campus to reduce stormwater damage and replenish water supplies in the local area. 

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Scientists have been researching the source of water on earth for a long time - and believe it came from a combination of two places.

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Water is scarce in the Lake Eyre Basin in the heart of Australia. A new book tells the stories of those who love and rely on the Basin's free-flowing rivers and explains why we must protect this vulnerable river system.

 

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Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future, write Sophia Casanova, Andrew Dempster and Serkan Saydam. 

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It is possible to have fish and dams: John Harris, Bill Peirson and Richard Kingsford explain how.

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New technology is providing important insights into how groundwater connects with surface water, which will help protect our water supply, write Katarina David, Andy Baker and Wendy Timms.

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A new wave flume facility – essential to model coastal and inland water behaviour – has been opened by NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes at the UNSW Water Research Lab in northern Sydney.

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An innovative 'Resilience Index' that measures the ability of communities to cope with natural disasters, developed by two UNSW Engineering students, has won first-prize in a national competition to address the challenges of climate extremes.

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It is synonymous with an Aussie summer but the humble backyard hose could be a breeding ground for legionella bacteria, UNSW research has found.

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