Latest National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training Stories
Scientists have devised a better way to protect groundwater from acids, heavy metals and toxic chemicals, helping to secure the Earth’s main freshwater supply.
Water scientists are using heat to measure the extent to which some of Australia’s inland rivers and streams could dry up due to over-extraction of groundwater.
Australian scientists have devised a way to model polluted groundwater with computer simulation – and better protect the Earth’s main fresh water supply.
Invading seawater threatens to pollute or destroy scores of Australia’s coastal water supplies.
The discovery of ‘wonky holes’ – strange freshwater seeps resembling miniature volcanoes on the seafloor – is giving Australian water scientists important new insights into the nation’s groundwater resources, and how they may be used by coastal communities.
Sinking the local groundwater table by as little as 10 meters below the surface can kill an Australian landscape.
Australia should prepare now for dry times ahead by ‘banking’ its water underground when rainfall is plentiful.
There is potential to store large volumes of Australia’s precious fresh water underground, to offset climate change, avoid evaporation losses and meet national water needs into the future.
In the heart of the Mojave Desert vast torrents of water flow freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines and casino waterfalls: the prodigality that characterizes Las Vegas is sucking America dry, says one of the world’s leading water authorities.
Four of the world’s leading authorities on global and regional water issues will gather in Sydney next week (Jan 23-27) to advise on Australia’s groundwater research and training needs.