Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Futures have produced the first national data on urban tree cover, helping us understand why certain urban areas are much hotter than others, and more importantly, what we can do about it.
A simple and scalable technology that monitors trees could solve the problem of groundwater depletion in arid and semi-arid regions. The research has potential to help 50 per cent of the world's population who rely on groundwater to survive.
In a world first, an international team of researchers has developed a more environmentally friendly method of extracting fresh water from seawater, and recovering valuable resources from the by-products.
The annual Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity - a joint initiative of the Australian Alliance to Save Energy and the Institute for Sustainable Futures - aims to ensure energy productivity remains a top priority on the national and international agenda.
The Enterprise in WASH research initiative investigates how non-government organisations can best work at the interface of private, civil society and public sectors to support equitable, sustainable service delivery in challenging contexts.