Lara Elph

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Australia’s Future Cities: Water-Scarce or Water-Secure?

As our urban population swells, so too does our demand for water.<p>According to the United Nations, 2.7 billion people across the globe will face …

Sustainability

Are toxic algal blooms the new normal for Australia's major rivers?

For much of this year, up to 1,700 kilometres of the Murray River has been hit by a serious outbreak of potentially toxic blue-green algae, which has …

Global Warming

Fluoride: Tasmanian council says towns should be able to decide what is added to drinking water

Most Australian towns have fluoride added to their water — but one council in northern Tasmania is pushing to give towns a vote on whether or not …

Dentistry

Microplastic pollution of seafloor widespread along Australia's south-east coast, study finds

Marine biologists are shocked at the high levels of microplastic pollution in the ocean sediments of Australia's south-east coast, with Bicheno in …

Water management

Improving water efficency<p>Decentralised water is about improving the way water is being used for buildings and operations, sourcing water locally for …