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With recent media reports outlining the looming risk of ‘Day Zero’, on 11 September, UNSW Engineering and the Division of Philanthropy brought together some of the nation’s experts to discuss...
UNSW’s Baker Lab Group is at the front line of research related to groundwater processes, cave and karst science, organic matter characterisation and speleothem paleoclimatology—the study of how cave formations...
UNSW Global Water Institute Research - Daniel Abebe
The Nile river is the world’s longest, flowing through north-eastern Africa out to the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile consists of two major tributaries: the White Nile originates at Lake Victoria,...

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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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