Issues 203 to 214.

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Increasingly, throughout the world, cities are being thought of not just as haphazard groupings of population, but as machines for creating prosperity and productivity.

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Put simply, an Urban Living Lab is a carefully selected urban development designed to test innovations that promote human wellbeing and urban sustainability.

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Researchers have looked beyond the conventional measures of energy consumption to find the latest innovations for energy efficiency in our cities.

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The high quality digital photography available in the modern world allows unparalleled opportunities to monitor and analyse urban environmental changes. Scientists are using supercomputers in this way to inform planning for more liveable cities.

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More people in our cities means a need for more fresh water. Scientists in Australia are turning their attention to the water supply challenge and coming up with some innovative solutions.

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With massive and growing populations in India and China, water security will be crucial into the future. Australian water management knowledge is now being applied in Asia to help manage the growing problems of pollution and increased water use.

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Blue bottles have been washing up on beaches lately, but what exactly are they? And are you really supposed to pee on their stings?

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Editorial: CSIRO's Warwick McDonald looks at the importance of water research in Australia and what it has yielded so far. Australia's world leading research is now informing water management around the globe.

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Injecting massive amounts of water purified after coal seam gas has been extracted may provide the irrigation water of the future as it seeps slowly through ancient sandstone rocks, according to CSIRO research.