14 January 2015
The NSW desert has been hit by record-breaking rainfall, with the biggest downpour in 45 years recorded at UNSW’s Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station.
Modern day groundwater discharge on the flanks of Oldonyo Lengai volcano in Northern Tanzania (Credit: G.M. Ashley)
11 September 2014
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. 
22 May 2014
The unique scientific features of Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station were showcased, and a new artists' studio opened, during a recent visit by senior staff to the remote UNSW property near Broken Hill.
Professor Richard Kingsford
23 November 2012
There remains some unfinished business if the community is to be assured that the problem is solved and sustainable management of the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin is guaranteed, writes Richard Kingsford.
Dr Denis O'Carroll and colleagues at groundwater test site in Ontario, Canada
04 June 2012
Iron nanoparticles encapsulated in a rust-free polymer could help clean up groundwater contaminated with toxic chemicals, a leading water expert says.
Soil cracks
15 May 2012
Deep cracks in fertile agricultural soils can persist underground long after they have visibly sealed on the surface, new research has revealed.
Dr Stuart Khan
02 May 2012
While the NSW coal seam gas inquiry report identifies key risks to the protection of groundwater, several recommendations have missed the mark, a leading water expert says.
The Murray-Darling river system
13 April 2012
More than 60 Australian scientists are calling for greater transparency with the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to ensure the river system's long-term sustainability.
21 April 2009
UNSW graduate engineer Alexandra Bennett has won recognition for a student project focused on helping drought-proof Australia's farms.
29 September 2008
Technology being developed by UNSW's Associate Professor Greg Leslie could offer new hope to drought-affected farms by allowing irrigation using salty groundwater.