International Day of Women and Girls in Science
As the 11th of February nears we take time to recognise and celebrate gender equality for the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Staying on top of wasted efforts
It was once believed that the concrete used to build our cities’ sewer pipes would easily last a hundred years or longer. A ‘build and forget’ service, with maintenance only required for what enters its tunnels, and not for the structure itself.
Improving the ocean starts at our coast
The Second World Ocean Assessment was released in April, in connection with Earth Day 2021. The assessment involved contributions from more than 300 scientists from the UN’s group of experts chosen from around the world, and provides a comprehensive and integrated review of scientific information on the state of the marine environment.
The three of us: Faisal Hai, Ashley Ansari and Michael Stapleton
Michael Stapleton is an Environmental Engineer who through his PhD, is investigating the interconnection of two emerging water pollution issues- microplastics and antibiotics. Michael has two amazing academics and researchers supporting him on his journey- Professor Faisal Hai & Dr Ashley Ansari.
Future Of: Coastal Wetlands and Climate Change
The March instalment of the ‘Future Of’ series is from A/Prof. Kerrylee Rogers, an Environmental Scientist from the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences and one of UOW’s Women of Impact. She is developing strategies to mitigate climate change in coastal wetland regions, and has recently published her work in the prestigious science journal Nature.
With almost 60,000 kilometres of coastline, Australians are highly reliant and connected to the ocean and the coastal waterways that surround us. These waterways have supported communities that have resided on our coasts for thousands of years with food and a means for travel. As a nation we are passionate about our coasts and the ocean, there is a feeling of it being important to our culture.