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.
‘Invisible’ infrastructure is the background to our modern lives
They are critical to urban life, but we don’t often think about infrastructures. We should, says a new book from University of Melbourne researchers
We can do more to restore our freshwater ecosystems
University of Melbourne research finds stronger community participation and management of Australia’s waterways are crucial for meeting the UN’s ecosystem goals
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’
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.
How to undo Australia’s epic water fail
Failure of the Murray Darling Basin Plan is linked to poor political decisions and market design. How can we fix this mess ask 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.