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  1. 18 October 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Australia’s rivers are ancestral beings

    Rivers are recognised as legal persons and living entities. Experts, including University of Melbourne, say Australia's rivers are Indigenous ‘ancestral beings’

  2. 29 September 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Purifying water with a simple powder

    Drinking water can be made safe by adding a bacteria-killing mineral – brownmillerite – a cheaper alternative to chlorine, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 30 July 2021 - Science Matters

    Saving Melbourne’s platypus with smart water storage

    Using smart rainwater tanks and urban lakes, a new project that includes the University of Melbourne aims to provide crucial water to protect platypus habitat.

  4. 29 June 2021 - Science Matters

    Australia’s water tragedy has urgent lessons for America

    Emulating Australia’s failing water market won't help the US manage this precious resource, say University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University experts

  5. 6 April 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Returning water rights to Aboriginal people

    Water justice is a critical issue for Indigenous Peoples; University of Melbourne experts say there are legal and policy opportunities to hand back water rights

  6. 22 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Always was and always will be Aboriginal water

    Australia needs to have a serious discussion about Indigenous water rights and Indigenous Voice in water management, say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 12 August 2020 - Design

    Water management worldwide is failing, it’s time for a new approach

    Climate extremes mean we need robust inter-disciplinary solutions from climate and social scientists, engineers and lawyers say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 29 May 2020 - Design

    Water management? Yes, it’s personal

    Water-planning experts have differing risk perceptions, which may reduce the chance of implementing innovative practices, finds University of Melbourne research

  9. 18 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Bushfires and storms threaten water supply and much more

    Burned forests in steep mountains can be just as hazardous after the rains come and the flames have been extinguished explain University of Melbourne experts.

  10. 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.