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.
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.
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
The sleepy lizard awakens new tools for climate change research
University of Melbourne research into the impact of water shortages on Australia's sleepy lizard gives us insight into the effects of climate change on animals.
Fighting the ‘white cancer’ threatening global food security
University of Melbourne researchers have made a 'game changing' shift in our understanding of how plants succumb to high levels of salt in agricultural soil
Finding the building blocks of wood
An international team, including University of Melbourne scientists, is looking inside trees to learn exactly how wood is formed at the cellular level.
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.
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
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
How to prevent cities from drying up
The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.