We live on the “blue planet”. Water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and all life depends on it. So what happens when it runs out?
Regions throughout the world are facing this exact scenario, struggling to overcome the global challenges posed by droughts, changing climates and growing populations.
As the driest inhabited continent, these problems are all too familiar in Australia. See experts discuss if science and technology can drought-proof our continent, and at what cost?
Mike Young holds a Research Chair in Energy Water and Environmental Policy at the University of Adelaide and was Founding Executive Director of its Environment Institute. A fellow of the...View Profile
Paul Bertsch is the current interim Queensland Chief Scientist where he provides high-level advice to government on the role of science and research to meet Queensland’s challenges. He is also...View Profile
Stuart Bunn is Professor and Director of the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane. His major research interests are in the ecology of river and wetland systems with...View Profile
Kate Lanskey is an Environmental Engineer with 20 years experience in the water industry, working locally, interstate, and internationally. Kate has worked in both the public and private sectors, and...View Profile
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