Access to water resources makes a significant contribution to the wellbeing and resilience of our communities. The growing competition for freshwater, in the face of diminishing sources, does demand to find innovative solutions towards using water more efficiently and fairly. By working collaboratively, and across disciplinary boundaries, UNE researchers are addressing critical water issues facing society today and into the future.

Professor Heiko Daniel, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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Imagining Water

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Creative Strategies for Water Governance — If people cannot imagine using water differently, or cannot imagine a world in which water is managed differently, then they will not easily change…

Best Available Science

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Successful Water Resource Management — Human water security is often achieved with little consideration of environmental consequence. So, when water resource management seeks trade-offs between competing uses, the lack of…

Waterworks

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Change in Water Consumption Behaviour — Australia is the driest inhabited continent, but it has one of the highest per capita water consumption rates in the world. According to the…

Flowing creek with lush grasses on the water's edge.

Water Knowledge Systems

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Current water governance systems place humans at the centre or ‘above’ nature, with water largely considered a commodity for human exploitation. Incorporating an Indigenous research framework transformed the questions at…

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