When managing bushfire risk, prevention is better than cure. Researchers at the University of Adelaide and the Research Institute for Knowledge Systems have together developed an integrated decision support system – the Unified Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation Exploratory Decision support system (UNHaRMED) – designed to enable the benefit-cost ratios of different risk reduction strategies to be quantified including planned burns, improving building codes and land use planning.
Agriculture is a key engine of South Australia’s bioeconomy, and according to researchers at the University of Adelaide, the high volume of waste product has hidden value for other industries.
It appears that how you use water is more important than how much you use when trying to protect vines from the impact of heatwaves.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates. Up until now the use of these ‘natural’ or ‘wild’ yeasts during the production process has mostly been discouraged by wine makers.
How do fluids such as water, gas and petroleum move in the earth?
It is a fact that in a country like Australia, dominated by the primary production of commodities such as iron ore, copper and alumina, the industrial processes that produce these for export account for around half of our energy consumption.
Imagine 10 years from today, an underground mine, where waste water is continuously pumped out to keep it dry. University of Adelaide researchers are looking into ways to build a better world, and turn this nuisance into a fuel source through hydrogen fuelled vehicles!
Conserving global biodiversity and preventing extinction is as much about digging into the past as it is about finding the new.