The proposal to scale back water use in the Murray-Darling Basin by more than a third puts the nation at the forefront of international water conservation efforts, says Professor Richard Kingsford.
An international team led by UNSW researchers has won the inaugural 2010 Future Justice Prize for its analysis of the most up-to-date climate science published in the lead-up to the UN's Copenhagen conference.
A life-saving design with far-reaching potential has won industrial design graduate Sam Adeloju one of the world's highest-profile prizes for young designers.
A team led by UNSW engineers and physicists has achieved a breakthrough that brings a super-fast quantum computer a step closer to reality.
A UNSW engineering student's work to bring power to a remote Pacific island village has won recognition from Australia's peak engineering body.
Public scepticism about climate change is linked to how people make judgements and decisions, according to a UNSW study that brings together climate science and psychology.
UNSW's research talent has been recognised with wins in three of the five categories in the NSW Scientist of the Year awards for insights into dementia, climate change and industrial chemistry.
The laws of physics are not constant across the universe, according to new evidence uncovered by a team of Australian and British astrophysicists.
UNSW is this week hosting an energy debate -'Nuclear and Solar Energies: Facts and Fictions Demystified'.
Solar cell scientist Thorsten Trupke has won the 2010 UNSW Inventor of the Year Award for a world-first technology that is improving the competitiveness of the solar industry.