News: drought

SA hub will help build resilience to drought

Drought affected paddock

The University of Adelaide, as part of an extensive collaboration with industry and the South Australian Government, will lead a new drought resilience hub in South Australia. Announced today, the hub will undertake research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation activities to improve drought resilience and preparedness on SA farms.

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‘Animal-stress’ signal improves plant drought resilience

A plant shoot growing through dry earth

A team of Australian and German researchers has discovered a novel pathway that plants can use to save water and improve their drought tolerance.

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Why our rivers are running drier

Image of drought impacted Lake Keepit in regional NSW

An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally, with major implications for Australia.

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