Latest edition of Australian University Science: Water Futures

Discover the real impact of university science in this issue of Australian University Science: Water Futures.

Water for country

Tapping into thousands of years of observation and water management by Australia’s First Peoples holds the key to future water policy in Australia.

The war on waste

Karen Rouse leads a national effort to take valuable water research from university science to industry and end users.

Smart science at regional universities driving future farms

The University of New England’s SMART farms are outdoor laboratories where scientists and growers test out innovations that make a real difference in the field.

Researchers from ANU make a surprising breakthrough for water innovation

University Science Delivering Water Innovation

Solving issues in water security starts with innovative teams where universities and industry work together.

A hive of activity in bee research

The initial year of the CRC for Honeybee Products (CRCHBP) marks the start of the greatest concentration of research effort in the history of the honey bee sector in Australia.

Seafood Industry Australia responds to microplastics in Great Barrier Reef fish

Seafood Industry Australia has responded to a paper detailing marine debris and microplastics found in Great Barrier Reef fish.

Antarctic expedition to seek natural atmosphere cleanser in the ice sheet

An international team of researchers are drilling into the Antarctic ice cap to find a molecule that helps cleanse the atmosphere.

Green mango peel nanoparticles: a slick solution

Nanoparticles derived from green mango peel could be the key to remediating soil contamination, according to the University of South Australia.

Boosting renewable hydrogen research

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded $22.1 million in funding to support hydrogen export research projects.

Taming toxic pollution

CRC CARE is addressing the significant growing issue of environmental contaminants with innovative and effective real-world solutions.

Coral bleaching prevented through reef sun shield

Development of a ‘sun shield’ gives hope to the future of the Great Barrier Reef

Cooling western Sydney - Sydney Water

Research uncovers innovative solutions for cooling western Sydney

Ground breaking study, ‘Cooling Western Sydney’, to create innovative solutions to help turn down the heat in western Sydney.

Enter the dragon: the new Australian technology park

UNSW will be home to the first Torch Innovation Precinct outside China, the new Australian technology park.

The gathering storm

Studies of coastlines and cities, conducted in Australia with unparalleled sensitivity, are set to rewrite the world’s climate models and civil engineering guidelines.

Cleaning up toxic threats

Professor Ravi Naidu is confronting a problem that killed eight times more people in one year than diabetes.

Preventing soil erosion with nuclear know-how

ANSTO is using nuclear science in a bid to understand the causes and rates of soil degradation throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Navigating the future of GPS

Australian and New Zealand know-how is on the cusp of revolutionising geopositioning, which – in the near future – will be able to get accuracy down to 10cm.

Testing zero-energy homes

How do carbon-neutral homes stack up when it comes to liveability and consumer demand?

Revitalising urban slums

Cutting-edge water designs created for developed cities can futureproof vulnerable and degraded environments in developing countries.

The Disruptors

Australia’s productivity is poised on a knife edge as traditional boom areas bust. But four new industries are set to take up the strain.

Shining a light on space debris

Millions of bits of space junk are currently orbiting Earth, ranging in size from mere millimetres through to discarded, school bus-sized parts of multi-stage rockets.

Future tech for a stable climate

We need to do more to develop technology that can remove carbon from the atmosphere, says Eelco Rohling, professor of ocean and climate change at ANU.

BioClay to create healthier food futures

University discovery ‘BioClay’ helps plants protect themselves from pests without the environmental and human health impacts associated with pesticides.