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  1. 25 February 2020 - Science Matters

    When will Australia’s drought break?

    For drought-busting rains, we might just have to wait for the tropical oceans to serve up some moisture, finds new research including University of Melbourne.

  2. 3 February 2020 - Science Matters

    Don’t blame nature for the disasters we’ve created

    New research, including the University of Melbourne, finds recent ‘natural’ disasters like severe bushfires and crippling drought aren't natural at all.

  3. 2 December 2019 - Science Matters

    Why more clouds can mean less rain in Australia

    Giant clouds that dump rain from Broome to Hobart have increased in frequency, but University of Melbourne research says that doesn't mean more rain.

  4. 13 October 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Managing the hidden water beneath our feet

    A University of Melbourne expert says there's too little transparency about how Australia's groundwater is regulated and used; we need more legal safeguards.

  5. 10 June 2019 - Legal Affairs

    The global problem of thirsty cities

    A University of Melbourne expert says smart water management could lead to collaboration between rural and urban areas to establish a reliable water supply.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.