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water flume

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.

Bushfire

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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UNSW environmental engineer Stuart Khan will advise on new global drinking water guidelines following his appointment to a top World Health Organisation body.

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Our ancient ancestors’ ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species, a new study shows. 

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UNSW researchers are a step closer to demonstrating that explosives – rather than water – could be used to extinguish an out-of-control bushfire.

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Could NSW's future power demands be met with renewable energy? UNSW water engineers think pumped hydro storage holds the key.

NASA water crop

Not only is water associated with the formation of life, but extraterrestrial water can help us better understand the origin of water on Earth and its distribution within our planetary system, writes Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer.

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OPINION: If the Murray-Darling plan doesn't put enough water back into our rivers, we may be lining up for a debate full of angst, writes Professor Richard Kingsford in The Conversation.

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Relatively harmless microbes which pass through water treatment systems could be allowing dangerous bacteria to reproduce in water supplies, research has found.

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