The legacy of aqua nullius is causing a sustainability disaster
Australia’s water ecosystems are in trouble due to the concept that water belonged to no one during British colonisation, says University of Melbourne research.
Saving aquatic insects: We may be looking in the wrong place
Aquatic insects are at risk of extinction, but in understanding why we may need to look beyond the quality of the water, says University of Melbourne expert
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’
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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