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  1. 26 March 2019 - Inside Business

    Budgeting for drought

    A University of Melbourne expert says the government's budget response to the needs of farmers in drought must be well planned and continuing rather than ad hoc

  2. 21 March 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Why we need to use water desalination plants early

    Turning on the Wonthaggi water desalination plant now will save money in the long run and head off an emergency later say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 30 November 2018 - Go Figure

    What does a wet spring mean for bushfire season?

    A recent spell of wet weather in Melbourne won't make a big impact bushfire risk, says a University of Melbourne expert, with the risk remaining high.

  4. 11 September 2018 - Science Matters

    Is Australia set to follow Europe and North America with an extreme summer?

    Parts of Australia should brace themselves for a very hot summer, similar to the northern hemisphere summer, predicts University of Melbourne expert Andrew King

  5. 6 March 2018 - Go Figure

    Will water ever be worth more than oil?

    As Cape Town runs dry, could water ever become more valuable than oil? University of Melbourne experts discuss the possibility of water demand exceeding supply.

  6. 4 March 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Repairing the Murray-Darling Basin

    After years of degradation to the Murray-Darling Basin - University of Melbourne researchers are seeing positive results from limiting and returning river water

  7. 27 February 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Avoiding Day Zero in Australia

    University of Melbourne researchers have created a model for managing Australian cities' water supplies in order to prevent a repeat of Cape Town's water crisis

  8. 21 March 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    The rivers run ... but less than we thought

    Rain run-off going into rivers during dry conditions in southeastern Australia is less than models are predicting, presenting problem for drought risk planners.