Professor Peter Davies

UWA joins United Nations Sustainable Development Network

Monday, 12 December 2016

The University of Western Australia has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. 

Zoo food from UWA

Monday, 18 May 2015

Elephants, giraffes and tree kangaroos are especially partial to acacia.

So it’s lucky there’s a whole new hedge of it growing – and ready for pruning – along the new carpark opposite James Oval.

Have your say on commuting to UWA

Monday, 18 May 2015

The University is seeking your feedback on commuting to and from UWA. Whether you walk, drive, cycle, take public transport or any other transport method, sharing your experiences can help guide the future of transport to UWA.

The UWA Commuting Survey assesses the transport patterns and experiences of UWA staff and students. It then provides vital information to inform the University’s strategies to provide reliable, efficient and sustainable transport to campus.

Student volunteers have audited UWA buildings

Campus buildings assessed for sustainability performance

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

UWA students have audited 20 buildings on the Crawley campus to assist the University to assess and rate the sustainability performance of its built form.

Students using a recycing bin on the UWA campus

New waste and cleaning contract

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Recycling rates are expected to significantly improve on campus with the introduction of a new cleaning and waste contract.

Travelsmart and Bikeley Awards 2014 winners

Thursday, 4 December 2014

UWA cyclists and architecture students have been recognised at the recent TravelSmart Awards 2014, organised by the Department of Transport.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, Mahmudur Rahman and Professor William Erski

Lentils provide breakthrough in disease prevention

Monday, 4 August 2014

A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of some diseases, including some cancers, viral infections, suppression of HIV progression to AIDS, heart disease and male infertility.

Electronic waste diverted from landfill

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The University diverted almost nine tonnes of its electronic waste from landfill through reuse and recycling last week, in an effort to reduce its environmental impact.

Fisheries Minister Ken Baston and Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin

$11 million for new marine research facility

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The international marine and fisheries research status of the State and the nation will be boosted by an $11 million commitment to a research hub in Perth's northern suburbs.

Water-saving innovations in Chinese agriculture

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Scientists from China, Australia and Canada have published a critical review of China's freshwater shortage and associated agricultural production and environmental issues.

Bauxite residue sampling

Breaking new ground on restoring healthy soil

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, working with Alcoa of Australia, are breaking new ground on finding ways to transform bauxite residue into healthy soils.

Winthorp Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster

Friday, 4 April 2014

Scientific uncertainty is  a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change, according to The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Stephan Lewandowsky and international colleagues, who suggest that uncertainty should make us more rather than less concerned about climate change.

Assistant Professor Jens Zinke

WA corals reveal changes to ocean currents and temperatures

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's coral reefs have been affected by changing ocean currents, rising sea surface temperatures and sea level variability.

Micro the wedge-tailed eagle

EnviroFest promotes latests sustainable ideas and products

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Visitors watched bees in their hive panel, held an eagle and a python, patted a dingo and koala and made terrariums among many other activities at The University of Western Australia's annual environmental festival yesterday.

UWA researcher Ingrid Ward and her two children on a tandem bike

On your bike for breakfast at UWA

Saturday, 22 March 2014

The City of Nedlands and The University of Western Australia teamed up to host a breakfast to celebrate cycling as part of Cycle Instead Bikeweek.

The event was a huge success with more than 450 cyclists and advocates enjoying a sumptuous cooked breakfast at the University Club.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

Australian waters polluted by harmful tiny plastics

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around 4000 pieces of tiny plastics that could affect humans as well as marine life according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship.

Dr Jörg Baumeister Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre

New Director for the Australian Urban Design Research Centre

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Following an international search, The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Jörg Baumeister has recently been appointed as the new Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC).

Commitment to sustainability signed

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

UWA has joined 400 universities from around the world in signing the Talloires Declaration of commitment to sustainability.


The Declaration is a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities.

Guild awarded for sustainability efforts

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The UWA Student Guild's extensive efforts to reduce the environmental and social impacts of campus activities have been recognised by the Tertiary Access Group's Sustainability Awards.