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sponge cities
On 16 July, Professor Ana Deletic, as the leader of the WaterGUM group at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the representative of Sponge City project team at Sino-Australia...
UNSW Global Water Institute Research - Zhaozhi Zheng
Many urban areas experience both floods and water shortages, sometimes occurring at different times of the year, and sometimes simultaneously as drinking water sources become inundated with stormwater—the water that...
Walgett Community Garden
During the month of June, students from the faculty of the Built Environment and Engineering had the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing efforts to “drought proof” the Walgett Aboriginal...

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The Institute draws on the expertise of UNSW research centres and facilities to bring a truly multi-disciplinary approach.


Our expertise is grouped into seven broad categories containing a total of 25 key capabilities.

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Three prestigious research institutions join forces.