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Water Research Centre
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia

Phone:+61 8 8313 3747
Facsimile:+61 8 8313 6222

News & Events

Here at the Water Research Centre we are committed to keeping our stakeholders up-to-date with the latest developments in water-related issues. The Centre publishes a periodical newsletter and holds regular forums to inform and encourage debate. Sign up to receive an electronic version of the newsletter.

Water Wednesday is a series of public forums held to discuss water-related issues and is presented by the Water Research Centre.  Each forum consists of presentations from distinguished speakers followed by open discussion and audience participation.

Four in 40 is a collaboration between the Water Research Centre, the Department for Water and Natural Resources and SA Water, where 4 speakers each speak for 10 minutes on their research and its implications.


WRC news and events:


  • What Can Economics Offer Emergency Services
    The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has released its final Hazard Note of the year, asking the question “What Can Economics Offer Emergency Services?” Natural hazards are, of course, a costly affair, yet mitigation options are not free from cost eithe...
    Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:12:33 +1030
  • Interview with Holger Maier: Planning for Natural Disasters
    Natural disasters are expensive. Bushfires, heatwaves, floods and more cost Australians $6billion every year, a cost that is set to skyrocket to $35billion by the year 2050. The risk from natural disasters is immense and more research is needed to help...
    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:29:06 +1030
  • Media release: Increasing cost of natural hazards as climate changes
    A new comprehensive study of Australian natural hazards paints a picture of increasing heatwaves and extreme bushfires as this century progresses, but with much more uncertainty about the future of storms and rainfall. Published today (Tuesday 8 Novemb...
    Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:42:45 +1030
  • Carp-ageddon could spell doom for the River Murray
    European carp have been a scourge on the River Murray. The destructive feeding habits of the carp have decimated the ecosystem, displaying aquatic plants and animals. In May 2016, it was announced that the Federal Government would spend $15million to e...
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:01:45 +0930
  • Check out The Environment Institute on Instagram!
    The Environment Institute is now showcasing the experiences of our students and staff in the form of their stunning photography on Instagram. Follow us at @environmentinstitute! Following on from the success of the School of Earth and Environmental Sci...
    Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:16:37 +0930
  • Optimising water resource systems for a changing climate
    Water is one of the most precious resources and water resource systems are in need of informed management. However, many water resource systems today rely on historical assumptions about inflows, assumptions that are flawed due to our changing climate....
    Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:39:00 +0930
  • Best practices for conceptual modelling
    Conceptual modelling is a technique used to represent a system to inform people of a particular scenario. It’s widely used in environmental management and planning to inform decision makers. However, the use of conceptual modelling comes undone when ap...
    Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:37:54 +0930
  • The role of phytoplankton as pre-cursors for disinfection by-product formation
    Water quality remains one of the greatest concerns with regards to human health. Treating water with disinfectants is critical to eliminate pathogenic micro-organisms. However, disinfecting water sources leads to disinfection by-products, which have be...
    Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:03:41 +0930
  • Podcast: Carp in our rivers
    Professor Justin Brookes from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute spoke with Ian Henschke on 891 ABC Adelaide recently, discussing a potential bio-control agent designed to control the carp problems we have in our rivers. Managing the cu...
    Mon, 09 May 2016 13:51:15 +0930
  • World Water Day 2016: Maintaining our most precious resource
    Tuesday March 22 is the United Nations World Water Day. Most people in the developed world take the ability to turn on the tap and access clean, safe drinking water for granted. However, a staggering 1 billion people still do not have access to potable...
    Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:13:54 +1030