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UWA Professor Anas Ghadouani and Monash University Professor Tony Wong

Researchers to tap ideas for water sensitive cities

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The impact of stormwater management on local wetlands and urban design will be the main focus for review as State and local governments, business, industry and The University of Western Australia prepares to launch new research that will guide water management reform in Western Australia.

UWA Business School draws industry together at knowledge management event

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Representatives from Alcoa, Schlumberger, Woodside Energy, and WorleyParsons will examine best practice in the field of knowledge management at a unique knowledge-sharing event to be held at The University of Western Australia's Business School.

Optimizing Communities: Developing pathways for effective knowledge management will pair industry practitioners with leading academic researchers from around the world to trace knowledge management from its origins in the creation of communities of practice (groups who share knowledge).

A winning best practice aged care partnership

Friday, 31 August 2012

As part of its Masters of Nursing and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree courses, The University of Western Australia has teamed with the Brightwater Care Group to provide valuable experience for students and quality care for aged care residents - so successfully that it was a finalist in UWA's recent Teaching and Learning awards.

Professor Daniel Murphy on field-work in the Arctic

New polymer research aims to boost dryland crop productivity

Monday, 27 August 2012

The fact that 30 per cent of Australia's cropping land does not retain water and produces only 10 per cent of the nation's broad-acre crops could be about to change.

Winthrop Professor Jane Long and ATCO Australia Managing Director Steven Landry

Renewed ATCO scholarship helps top students in financial need

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

High-achieving undergraduate business students at The University of Western Australia who are experiencing financial hardship will benefit from a renewed three-year sponsorship agreement signed between the UWA Business School and energy and resource infrastructure company ATCO Australia.

One chromosome key to combatting global food threat

Monday, 6 August 2012

World food security is threatened by the spread of a serious wheat disease - and scientists at The University of Western Australia are leading an international team aiming to breed wheat that is resistant to the culprit - Fusarium crown rot (FCR).

Restoration can't make up for loss of good quality bushland

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Up to a billion hectares of land are likely to be cleared to feed the world and an area the size of China will probably be covered by cities within 50 years, according to concerned environmental scientists.

Future Fellows to ignite passion for research

Friday, 27 July 2012

Using plants to discover new drugs, digital technologies to transfer Indigenous knowledge, and molecules to build digital memory are just some of the projects at The University of Western Australia that attracted more than $4.5 million in raw funding from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowships scheme.

Dorothy Hahne, Michael Clarke and George Yeoh with new Agilent equipment

Technology partnership to tackle society's big challenges

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The University of Western Australia has teamed up with one of the world's leaders in measurement technology committing to a five-year collaboration that will enable the development of ground-breaking applications in Life Sciences.

Ozone hole UV impacting marine life: study

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ultraviolet radiation has caused a steep increase in deaths among marine animals and plants, according to an international team including scientists at the Oceans Institute of The University of Western Australia.