Something in the water: tracking COVID-19 with every flush
Our scientists are working on a silent but effective stalking operation tracking COVID-19. It involves wading through our waste water.
New (s)tool in the COVID-19 pipes
Researchers have achieved the first step in developing an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 in the community tracing the virus in sewage.
Water you waiting for? Celebrating World Water Day
World Water Day is on Sunday, 22 March. We're celebrating the importance of water in science and sharing a splash of our research.
Planting early helps farmer weather the drought
Queensland farmer Daniel Wegener is using a technique we developed called early sowing to make the best of the current drought.
By Gully! Mars is not dead
Researchers find movement on Mars! It’s in the gullies. And it can tell us more about gully erosion here on Earth.
Our future in drought
Recently Australia has seen devasting scenes of blistering heat, historic low rainfall and drought across central and eastern Australia. While our history is punctured by droughts battering Australia, what can they tell us about the future?
Australia’s pristine beaches have a poo problem
Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs have raw and untreated sewage from 3,500 people discharged directly into the Tasman Sea.
Top tips for making your water tank mozzie proof
New research revealed unsealed and damaged rainwater tanks could expose millions of Australians to the risk of mosquito-borne infectious diseases like dengue fever. So how can you keep your tank safe?
Nature’s cleaners: the little helpers treating mine water
Capturing a mining site’s tiny, yet complex microbial community, and putting it to work to ‘clean itself up’, could bring a revolution in water remediation efforts.
Explainer: how the Antarctic Circumpolar Current helps keep Antarctica frozen
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, or ACC, is the strongest ocean current on our planet and is vital for Earth’s health because it keeps Antarctica cool and frozen.
We came we saw: saving the sawfish
Sawfish are critically endangered. We recently worked with Indigenous rangers to help save these sawsome fish!