Wave atlas helps map the way ahead for ocean energy
A new Australian wave atlas adds to the work being done in marine energy renewables to see how far the industry can ride the wave.
Portrait of a river basin
The trials and tribulations of the Murray-Darling Basin have delivered an unlikely outcome – an international relationship Australia now shares with other major river basins across continents. Having learnt how to survive with catastrophic floods and droughts, Australia’s hard-won lessons in managing water under extreme scarcity are now being put to good use at the global forefront of water management at the basin scale.
Going underground to beat dam evaporation
Holding wet-season water underground for use in the dry season is a technique that holds promise for parts of northern Australia.
Designing resilient buildings
New guidelines for designing buildings that are resilient to earthquakes, typhoons and storm surges could save lives and livelihoods in the Philippines.
Pathways to prepare for and manage global change
Radical changes to our environment with climate change means we need to map adaptation pathways now that consider options and prepare us for future decisions.
How do we uncouple global development from resource use?
The world's use of finite resources continues to rise as global development continues. Can we help poorer nations raise their standard of living without exhausting all of our raw materials?
Can the property development industry deliver climate-ready cities?
Developers often cop criticism for being environmental vandals who’d do anything in the name of profit. But the industry is complex, ranging from one-off ‘mum and dad’ investors to global corporations. One thing they all have in common is that what they produce – residential and commercial developments – will need to perform in future environments that may call into question how or why the structures were built in the first place.